3 Ray Charles CD lot: The Best of, The Very Best of, and Modern Sounds
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Sold Date: 04/04/2012
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Three Ray Charles CD's in Very Good almost Like New condition:The Very Best of Ray Charles: Album Features UPC: 081227982225 Artist: Ray Charles Format: CD Release Year: 2000 Record Label: Rhino Genre: Blues, Piano Track Listing 1. I've Got a Woman 2. Fool For You, A 3. Drown in My Own Tears 4. Hallelujah I Love Her So 5. Right Time, (Night Time Is) The 6. What'd I Say, Parts I & II 7. Sticks and Stones 8. Georgia on My Mind 9. One Mint Julep 10. Hit the Road Jack 11. Unchain My Heart 12. I Can't Stop Loving You 13. You Are My Sunshine 14. Busted 15. Let's Go Get Stoned 16. Seven Spanish Angels Details Contributing Artists: Willie Nelson, Urbie Green, Billy Preston, Roy Haynes, Cecil Payne, Julian Priester Distributor: WEA (Distributor) Recording Type: Studio Recording Mode: Mixed SPAR Code: n/a The Best of Ray Charles: Album Features Artist: Ray Charles Format: CD Release Year: 1994 Record Label: Rhino Genre: Blues, Piano Track Listing 1. It Should've Been Me 2. Don't You Know 3. Blackjack 4. I Got a Woman 5. What Would I Do Without You? 6. Greenbacks 7. Come Back Baby 8. Fool for You, A 9. This Little Girl of Mine 10. Hallelujah, I Love Her So 11. Lonely Avenue 12. It's Alright 13. Ain't That Love 14. Swanee River Rock (Talkin' 'Bout That River) 15. That's Enough 16. What'd I Say, Pt. 1 17. Night Time Is the Right Time 18. Drown in My Own Tears 19. Tell the Truth 20. Just for a Thrill Details Playing Time: 56 min. Distributor: n/a Recording Type: Mixed SPAR Code: n/a Album Notes Personnel includes: Ray Charles (vocals, acoustic & electric piano); Margie Hendrix (vocals); Wesley Jackson, Mickey Baker (guitar); Hank Crawford (alto saxophone); Freddie Mitchell, Pinky Williams, Joe Tillman, Don Wilkerson (tenor saxophone); Dave McRae, Warren Bell, Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone); Wallace Davenport, Frank Mitchell, Joe Bridgewater, Charles Whitley, Joshua Willis (trumpet); Lloyd Trotman, Lloyd Lambert, Jimmy Bell, Paul West (bass); Connie Kay, Oscar Moore, Glenn Brooks, Panama Francis (drums); The Cookies (background vocals); David "Fathead" Newman.Producers: Jerry Wexler, Zenas Sears, Nesuhi Ertegun, Ahmet pilation producer: Yves Beauvais.Recorded between 1953 & 1959. Includes liner notes by Leo Sacks & Billy Vera.Personnel: Ray Charles (vocals, piano); Margie Hendrix (vocals); Wesley Jackson , Allen Hanlon, Allen Harlow, Mickey Baker (guitar); David "Fathead" Newman (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); O'Neil Gerald (alto saxophone); Don Wilkerson, Freddie Mitchell, Joe Tillman, Pinky Williams (tenor saxophone); Emmett Dennis, Hank Crawford, Dave McRae , Warren Bell, Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone); Frank Mitchell, Joshua Willis , Joe Bridgewater, Lee Harper, Riley Webb, Charles Whitley, Marcus Belgrave, Ricky Harper, John Hunt , Wallace Davenport (trumpet); Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone); Richie Goldberg, Connie Kay, Glenn Brooks, William Peeples, Oscar Moore, Panama Francis, Todd Sommer, Milt Turner (drums); Mongo Santamaría (congas); The Cookies , The Raelettes (background vocals).Liner Note Authors: Leo Sacks; Billy Vera.Recording information: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (1951-1961); Capitol Recording Studios, New York, NY (1951-1961); Radio Station WDSU, New Orleans, LA (1951-1961).Director: Ralph Burns.Photographer: Lee Friedlander.Arrangers: Jesse Stone; Ralph Burns.This is not just a terrific greatest hits package. It's also a revelatory look at the astonishingly rapid development of Ray Charles' music between 1954 (when he signed with Atlantic after a few previous years as a Nat "King" Cole wannabe) and 1960, when he departed for ABC-Paramount for what was at the time one of the biggest advances any artist had ever received.The distance between the opening "Should've Been Me," a charming, if not particularly memorable piece of journeyman R&B, which Charles sings a la Richard Berry, and the concluding "Just For a Thrill," in which he's recognizably Brother Ray and which pointed the way his music would go in future years, is immense....
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