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Ray Charles The Very Best Of (4-CD)

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Ray Charles: The Very Best Of (4-CD)

(2011/Wagram France) 80 original masters 1951-1960 (ABC/Atlantic) - digipac. Incredible compilation incl. all his early monster hits plus rarities (6 with the Raylettes), 2 live recordings and a duet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. Perfect blend of R&B, Jazz, Big Band, Gospel and Soul. 


Charles, Ray - The Very Best Of (4-CD) CD 1
1: Hit The Road Jack
2: Georgia On My Mind
3: What'd I Say (Part 1&2)
4: I Got A Woman
5: Sinner's Prayer
6: Hallelujah, I Love Her You
7: Sittin' On The Top Of The World
8: Swanee River Rock
9: You Be My Baby
10: Funny But I Still Love You
11: The Right Time
12: Feelin' Sad
13: Basin Street Blues
14: Come Rain Or Come Shine
15: What Would I Do Without You
16: Alabamy Bound
17: Nobody Cares
18: Heartbreaker
19: Hot Rod
20: Precious Thing (Till The Next Somewhere)
Charles, Ray - The Very Best Of (4-CD) CD 2
1: Deep In The Heart Of Texas
2: Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'
3: I'm Movin' On
4: Don't You Know
5: Drown In My Own Tears
6: Yes Indeed!
7: Let The Good Times Roll
8: Talking 'bout You
9: It Should Have Been Me
10: She's On The Ball
11: Sentimental Journey
12: Mr Charles Blues
13: I Want A Little Girl
14: New York's My Home
15: In A Little Spanish Town
16: See See Rider (See What You Have Done)
17: Sherry
18: I Had A Dream
19: Losing Hand
20: I Want To Know
Charles, Ray - The Very Best Of (4-CD) CD 3
1: A Fool For You
2: A Sentimental Blues
3: Baby Won't You Please Come Home
4: Frenesi
5: Alexander's Ragtime Band
6: Alone In The City
7: Am I Blue
8: Moon Over Miami
9: My Bonnie
10: Blue Hawaii
11: Blues Waltz
12: California, Here I Come
13: Greenbacks
14: Can Anyone Ask For More
15: Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
16: Chattanooga Choo Choo
17: Come Back Baby
18: Get On The Right Track Baby
19: Someday
20: Don't Put All Your Dreams In One Basket
Charles, Ray - The Very Best Of (4-CD) CD 4
1: It Had To Be You
2: Mary Ann
3: Leave My Woman Alone
4: Lonely Avenue
5: Roll With My Baby
6: It's Allright
7: This Little Girl Of Mine
8: Jumpin' In The Morning
9: Mississippi Mud
10: Monnlight In Vermont
11: The Midnight Hour
12: The Spirit I Feel
13: The Sun's Gonna Shine Again
14: Black Jack
15: Rockhouse (Part 1&2)
16: What Kind Of Man Are You For You
17: Tell Me How Do You Feel
18: That's Enough
19: What'd I Say
20: Tell The Truth


Artikeleigenschaften von Ray Charles: The Very Best Of (4-CD)

  • Interpret: Ray Charles

  • Albumtitel: The Very Best Of (4-CD)

  • Format CD
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre Rhythm & Blues
  • Music Style Rhythm & Blues
  • Music Sub-Genre 251 Rhythm & Blues
  • Title The Very Best Of (4-CD)
  • Label WAGRAM

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Classic R&B

  • EAN: 3596972479229

  • weight in Kg 0.190

Artist description "Charles, Ray"

Ray Charles

Ray Charles

Losing Hand

(Charles Calhoun)

Atlantic 1037


Ray Charles had only recently joined the roster of Atlantic Records when he waxed the mournful blues Losing Hand on May 17, 1953 with a New York session crew consisting of saxists Dave McRae, Freddie Mitchell, and Pinky Williams, bassist Lloyd Trotman, drummer Connie Kay, and guitarist Mickey Baker, whose slippery chords cascade downward like thick, murky molasses. Brother Ray didn't use a guitarist on his subsequent Atlantic sides, making Baker's presence quite unusual (arranger Jesse Stone wrote the song under his alias of Charles Calhoun). Ray had yet to explode with his groundbreaking gospel/blues synthesis, although his impassioned vocal and two-fisted piano offered clues as to his immediate future.

"He still was being recorded in the conventional way, like you'd record almost any single singing artist," said Ray's late co-producer, Jerry Wexler. "We got the backing musicians, we got the arranger Jesse Stone, we rehearsed, and so on."

Born in Albany, Georgia on September 23, 1930 but raised in Greenville, Florida, Ray Charles Robinson lost his sight as a child but gained a love for music—blues, boogie-woogie, jazz, country—that was unshakable. He left the state school for the blind at 15, his piano skills already formidable, and somehow made his way cross-country from Jacksonville, Florida to Seattle. Jack Lauderdale of Swing Time/Down Beat Records brought Charles and his McSon Trio aboard in 1949. His first release was a hit and two more after that too, though his predilection for imitating Nat King Cole and Charles Brown hadn't been tamed yet.

Swing Time was experiencing financial difficulties in 1952, so Lauderdale peddled Charles' contract to Atlantic. There Ray would transform R&B with his daring gospel/blues synthesis on the smashes I've Got A Woman, Hallelujah I Love Her So, and What'd I Say (speaking of advancements in electric instrumentation, he played a Wurlitzer piano on the latter). His sessions were like no other at Atlantic.

"They were exciting, edifying, thrilling," said Wexler. "We're talking about Ray Charles. There were no downers. I mean, there was never anything negative or worrying, because Ray Charles had the whole thing figured out from beginning to end. And so, as would be the case with many other sessions, when there had to be some direction from us because we weren't going anywhere, or some changes to be made, that wasn't the case with Ray."

Of course, Ray's ceaseless musical experiments rendered him a superstar right up to his June 10, 2004 death. No wonder they called him a genius.

- Bill Dahl -
Chicago, Illinois


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