Genre: Jazz
Label: WB Rhino
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Ray Charles The Great Ray Charles 180g LP

Ray Charles

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TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sonics in the October 2010 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

180 Gram Vinyl Cut from the Original Analog Masters by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab!

The Genius' GRAMMY®-Winning 1959 album masterpiece sounds simply brilliant on Rhino's 180-Gram 50th Anniversary vinyl edition of an all-time Atlantic Records' classic!

Ray Charles paved the way for the genre of soul music in the 1950s by combining rhythm & blues, gospel and blues styles. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Ray number 10 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time" and was voted number 2 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time" in November 2008.

"Some of Ray's greatest moments - deep soul-satisfying jazz of the highest order." - David Ritz, coauthor of Brother Ray: The Autobiography Of Ray Charles

"This instrumental jazz album, released in the same year [as his debut, 1957], avoids the signature Ray Charles R&B sound and instead highlights his chameleon gifts as a pianist, running the gamut from swing to small combo blues to Art Tatum-influenced showpieces." - Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, October 2010

• HQ-180 Premium 180 Gram Vinyl Pressing
• Pressed at R.T.I. (Record Technologies, Inc.)
• LPs Cut from the Original Analog Masters
• Lacquers Cut by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab
• Packages Replicated to the Finest Detail
• Manufactured with More Care Than Ever!

Ray Charles, piano
David Newman, alto sax or tenor sax
Emmott Dennis, baritone sax
Joseph Bridgewater, trumpet
John Hunt, trumpet
Roosevelt Sheffield, bass
William Peeples, drums
Oscar Pettiford, bass
Joe Harris, drums

1. The Ray
2. My Melancholy Baby
3. Black Coffee
4. There's No You
5. Doodlin'
6. Sweet Sixteen Bars
7. I Surrender Dear
8. Undecided

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