Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series) 180g LP
Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series) 180g LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: Verve
Size: 12"
Additional Artists: Count Basie's Band
Format: 33RPM,

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Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series) 180g LP

Ray Charles

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SKU:
VERLP43964
UPC:
602435439648

Coming April 16, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

All-Analog 180g Vinyl LP!
Remastered & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound From Original Analog Tapes!

Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' new audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.

One of the original releases on Impulse! when the label debuted in 1961, the album emphasizes Ray Charles as a jazz instrumentalist. He also switched from his usual electric piano to a Hammond organ, brought in Count Basie's band and used Quincy Jones's hard-blowing arrangements. The success of the album and its single "One Mint Julep" helped put Impulse! on the map. Verve's Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from analog tapes and remastered 180g vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging

"Each step in our production process - from title selection to mastering, pressing and packaging - is designed to meet the highest standards, and we want everyone who hears these albums to feel the love and hard work we put into everything we do," says Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds.

One of the best early-'60s examples of soul-jazz crossover, this record, like several of his dates from the period, featured big-band arrangements (played by the Count Basie band). This fared better than some of Charles' similar outings, however, if only because it muted some of his straight pop aspirations in favor of some pretty mean and lean, cut-to-the-heart-of-the-matter B-3 Hammond organ licks. Most of the album is instrumental and swings vivaciously, although Charles does take a couple of vocals with 'I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town' and 'I've Got News for You.' Yet one of those instrumentals, a cover of the Clovers' 'One Mint Julep,' would give Charles one of his most unpredictable (and best) early-'60s hits.
-Richie Unterberger, AllMusic.com, 4.5/5 stars

Features

  • Acoustic Sounds Series reissue from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises
  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • All-Analog
  • Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound From Original Analog Tapes
  • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
  • Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jacket

Selections

  1. From The Heart
  2. I've Got News For You
  3. Moanin'
  4. Let's Go
  5. One Mint Julep
  6. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
  7. Stompin' Room Only
  8. Mister C
  9. Strike Up The Band
  10. Birth Of The Blues
Description

Coming April 16, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

All-Analog 180g Vinyl LP!
Remastered & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound From Original Analog Tapes!

Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' new audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.

One of the original releases on Impulse! when the label debuted in 1961, the album emphasizes Ray Charles as a jazz instrumentalist. He also switched from his usual electric piano to a Hammond organ, brought in Count Basie's band and used Quincy Jones's hard-blowing arrangements. The success of the album and its single "One Mint Julep" helped put Impulse! on the map. Verve's Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from analog tapes and remastered 180g vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging

"Each step in our production process - from title selection to mastering, pressing and packaging - is designed to meet the highest standards, and we want everyone who hears these albums to feel the love and hard work we put into everything we do," says Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds.

One of the best early-'60s examples of soul-jazz crossover, this record, like several of his dates from the period, featured big-band arrangements (played by the Count Basie band). This fared better than some of Charles' similar outings, however, if only because it muted some of his straight pop aspirations in favor of some pretty mean and lean, cut-to-the-heart-of-the-matter B-3 Hammond organ licks. Most of the album is instrumental and swings vivaciously, although Charles does take a couple of vocals with 'I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town' and 'I've Got News for You.' Yet one of those instrumentals, a cover of the Clovers' 'One Mint Julep,' would give Charles one of his most unpredictable (and best) early-'60s hits.
-Richie Unterberger, AllMusic.com, 4.5/5 stars

Features

  • Acoustic Sounds Series reissue from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises
  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • All-Analog
  • Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound From Original Analog Tapes
  • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
  • Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jacket

Selections

  1. From The Heart
  2. I've Got News For You
  3. Moanin'
  4. Let's Go
  5. One Mint Julep
  6. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
  7. Stompin' Room Only
  8. Mister C
  9. Strike Up The Band
  10. Birth Of The Blues
ISBN
PREORDER
ASSOC
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Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Ray Charles
Title
Genius + Soul + Jazz
Composer
Additional Artists
Count Basie's Band
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
01-12-2021
Release Date
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Preorder
Format
Vinyl
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