The Great Ray Charles (180 Gram vinyl)

Ray Charles

21 June 2010

Ray Charles is a music legend beyond compare. A ten-time Grammy®-winning superstar who almost single-handedly laid the groundwork for soul music, Charles proved his mastery with countless jazz, country, R&B, and pop masterpieces as well, during a career that spanned seven decades. His remarkable life was celebrated in the 2004 biopic Ray – featuring Jamie Foxx’s Oscar-winning performance as the artist. His time at the Atlantic label (1952-1959) is seminal for music fans the world over. Recorded in 1957, and featuring a stellar band including bassist Oscar Pettiford, saxophonist David ‘Fathead’ Newman, as well as arrangements by Quincy Jones, this all-instrumental set is Ray Charles’ first jazz album. TRACKLISTING: SIDE A: 1. The Ray 2. My Melancholy Baby 3. Black Coffee 4. There’s No You SIDE B: 1. Doodlin’ 2. Sweet Sixteen Bars 3. I Surrender Dear 4. Undecided