Ray Charles

Here We Go Again

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Another excellent example of how Ray Charles was able to fuse blues and country, "Here We Go Again" is a soulful ballad in the Southern blues tradition. Lyrically, it has a resignation and pain that makes the blues, simply, what it is. The recording has a simple and sterling gospel arrangement and, in retrospect, is one of Charles' finer attempts in the studio from the 1960s.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music 1962 Rhino 3:18
His Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 [DCC] 1987 DCC Compact Classics 3:17
No Image 1988 Rhino
Anthology [Rhino] 1988 Rhino 3:17
The Genius 20 Greatest Hits 1988 Platinum Entertainment 3:17
The World of Ray Charles [Garland] 1993 Garland 3:14
Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection 1997 Rhino 3:17
Here We Go Again 2003 BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) 3:16
Genius Loves Company 2004 Concord Jazz 3:59
American Soul 2004 BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) / Brentwood Records 3:16
I Chose to Sing the Blues 2005 BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) 3:18
Here We Go Again/I Chose to Sing the Blues 2005 BCI-Eclipse Distribution / BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) 3:18
Sings For Lovers 2009 Concord / Concord Music Group 3:16