RAY CHARLES “SWANEE RIVER ROCK”

RAY CHARLES FIRST HIT SINGLE ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHARTS WAS “SWANEE RIVER ROCK” ON ATLANTIC RECORDS (ATLANTIC 1154). THE SINGLE RECORD MADE ITS CHART DEBUT ON OCTOBER 28, 1957. THE TUNE CLIMBED TO #34 AND REMAINED ON THE CHART FOR 15 WEEKS. RAY’S HIT RECORD ALSO CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD R&B CHART, CLIMBING TO #14. THE FLIP SIDE OF THE SINGLE RECORD WAS “I WANT A LITTLE GIRL”, IT DID NOT CHART.

RAY WOULD GO ON TO PLACE 91 TUNES ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHARTS BETWEEN 1957 AND 1993. HE WOULD CHART 86 RECORDS ON THE BILLBOARD R&B CHART BETWEEN 1949 AND 2002.

THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL IS PROUD TO POST RAY’S HIT RECORDING OF “SWANEE RIVER ROCK” FOR YOU TO ENJOY…JUST ONE OF THE HUGE NUMBER OF HIT SINGLE RECORDS RECORDED BY “THE GENIUS” RAY CHARLES.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

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