Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz (2-CD)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: February 28, 2011
  • Label: Disconforme

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 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
  • 11.Let The Good Times Roll
  • 12.It Had To Be You
  • 13.Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • 14.Two Years Of Torture
  • 15.When Your Lover Has Gone
  • 16.Deed I Do
  • 17.Just For A Thrill
  • 18.You Won't Let Me Go
  • 19.Tell Me You'll Wait For Me
  • 20.Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'
  • 21.Am I Blue
  • 22.Come Rain Or Come Shine

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Alabamy Bound
  • 2.Georgia On My Mind
  • 3.Basin Street Blues
  • 4.Mississippi Mud
  • 5.Moonligh Tin Vermont
  • 6.New York's My Home
  • 7.California, Here I Come
  • 8.Moon Over Miami
  • 9.Deep In The Heart Of Texas
  • 10.Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
  • 11.Blue Hawaii
  • 12.Chattanooga Choo-Choo
  • 13.The Ray
  • 14.I Surrender Dear
  • 15.Hornful Soul
  • 16.Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 17.Joy Ride
  • 18.Sweet Sixteen Bars
  • 19.Doodlin'
  • 20.There's No You
  • 21.Undecided

Product Description:

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 pretty 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. In 1997, it was combined with the much later My Kind of Jazz album (from 1970) onto a single-disc CD reissue by Rhino. ~ Richie Unterberger

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  • UPC: 8436028697472
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