Label: Fono-Ring - SFGLP 78 054 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Germany • Genre: Jazz, Blues, Pop • Style: Piano Blues, Rhythm & Blues
Combining Charles's earliest and most blues-oriented work for Atlantic with some of his best jazz-oriented work in a 2 CD package, this set shows us both that Ray Charles could function admirably in either of two worlds.
Or maybe it says that, no matter what the style, Ray Charles was always his own category. Either way, he shows his greatness pays no mind to categories. The blues disc offers up true classics like "The Sun's Gonna Shine", and the jazz disc shows off both Charles and alto saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman as fantastic, bluesy soloists of the first water. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Ray Charles deserves his own genre. There is something unmistakable about what Ray Charles brought to music, I'd venture to say it was his very own Soul! If you're searching for an example of this, it's all here in this collection.
Your spine will tingle and your skin will crawl. This is beyond just good! Stunning and then some! Billy Vera. Format: Nyt Loppuu Todellisuus - Puolikuu - Nyt Loppuu Todellisuus CD.
The music of the Genius has been configured and reconfigured in any number of ways over the years. But leave it to Billy Vera to imagine a way of putting together a set to satisfy two separate and distinct moods, yet moods that somehow fit together.
Vera has compiled any number of Ray collections I myself have at least six, including a masterful 50th anniversary box. Here he displays Ray's blues and jazz sides, blues on disc one and jazz on disc two. You want Ray's hits, go elsewhere, this set is for the real RC maven. The party starts out with a tune from Ray's Swing Time period before jumping into his first Atlantic session, before he had his own band. You need this one too. I'm 48 in a couple of days, but I bought Various - Code Techno Sessions Sampler Vol.
2 cd set about 15 years ago. So I was still in my early thirties when I first purchased this set. I live in Jacksonville, FL. I am a white male. Ray Charles for me was really just almost some sort of myth. Anything I knew about Ray Charles must have been planted way down in memory or in my subconsciousness. And WOW, was I ever rewareded for taking a Whatd I Say - Danny Mirror & The Jordanaires - 50 X The King - Elvis Presleys Greatest Songs on the old "black guy", on two genre's of music that I really knew nothing about.
This is a fantastic set of Ray Charles at his very best. Ray Charles - Blues And Soul Ray has that deep resevoir of blues and soul in his voice that is unmatched. If you never heard any other Ray Charles you would understand what some of the best music this guy ever was by giving this set a chance.
Take a chance on this set and become a Ray Charles fan as I did. I also bought the Ray Charles Atlantic years boxset, the three cd boxset. I am considering buying the 8 cd complete Reay Charles Ray Charles - Blues And Soul Years set.
I think all of the music on this two cd set was made while Ray was on the Atlantic label. Some may have come a little earlier. And there is a FINE collection of pictures and text which makes of the extensive booklet.
You will be very happy with this set. For the younger generation who only knows Ray as the "old guy in the Pepsi commercials" and those familiar with only his popular and more commercially successful recordings, who want to get to the roots of the real soul of Ray Charles, this compilation is for you.
This 2 disc compilation includes many of Ray's earlier Atlantic Recordings from the 50's Its Too Late - Johnny Guitar Watson - Its Too Late / Triping 60's. The first disc consists of his blues recordings while the second reflects his explorations in the roots of jazz. Both jazz and blues purists will delight in Ray's vocal and instrumental piano blues stripped of the overproduction that characterizes so much of the blues and jazz genres today.
Beyond a couple of rough spots on a few of the earlier recordings, this is a collection of beautiful blues and jazz pieces with a fairly comprehensive 34 page liner notebook which includes information The Young Republic - Modern Plays each individual selection.
If you are a blues, jazz or Ray Charles fan, this compilation won't disappoint. The only way to find out about an artist is to dive into as much material as possible and find what you like. His country and western stuff was good but this is the disc that I go for every time. Ray is at his soulful best right here playing in small combos and a few cuts with him by himself on piano,every song is a gem and even people who consider themselves casual fans will gain a new appreciation Ray Charles - Blues And Soul this incredible mans talent.
If the greatest hits are where you started then you have arrived at one of the most important stops on the trip. Great music from a great talent and it does not get any better than this. One person found this helpful. But there's more, for hidden in here are several real Ray Charles - Blues And Soul including the rolling work-out of "Early in the Morning", the deeply gospel "I Believe to My Soul" and the ecstatic "What Would I do Without You".
Best of all is his rarely found "Worried Life Blues" originally released as "Someday Baby" : one of the saddest, most soulful renditions of the Big Maceo Merriweather classic you'll ever hear, featuring wonderfully sparse singing and some incredibly understated and controlled piano-playing that quite simply sum-up "the blues".
Brilliant, and almost worth the price of the album on its own!
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