Ray Charles Anthology (3-CD)

Anthology (3-CD)
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Format: CD  (3 Discs)
Item:  AAO 53103

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Aao Music

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Mess Around
  • 2.Rockin' Chair Blues
  • 3.Crying Time
  • 4.C.C. Rider
  • 5.Hallelujah, I Love Her So - (live)
  • 6.Lonely Boy
  • 7.I'll Do Anything but Work
  • 8.Baby Won't YOu Please Come Home
  • 9.Can Anyone Ask for More?
  • 10.How Long
  • 11.I'm Wondering' and Wonderin'
  • 12.Kissa Me Baby
  • 13.The Snow is Falling
  • 14.What Have I Done?
  • 15.Ray's Blues

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Hit the Road Jack - (live)
  • 2.Let's Go Get Stoned - (live)
  • 3.Some Day (Blues is My Middle Name)
  • 4.Hey Now
  • 5.Don't Put All Your Dreams in One Basket
  • 6.Alone in the City
  • 7.Blues Before Sunrise
  • 8.Honey, Honey
  • 9.Walkin' and Talkin'
  • 10.She's on the Ball
  • 11.I've Had My Fun
  • 12.Going Down Slow
  • 13.A Sentimental Blues
  • 14.Late in the Evening Blues
  • 15.The Sun is Gonna Shine Again

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.What'd I Say - (live)
  • 2.The Midnight Hour
  • 3.Eleanor Rigby - (live)
  • 4.Ain't That Fine
  • 5.Can't You See Darling?
  • 6.I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?
  • 7.Let's Have a Bell
  • 8.You Are My Sunshine - (live)
  • 9.I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
  • 10.Guitar Blues
  • 11.Roll With My BAby
  • 12.Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • 13.Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
  • 14.Let the Good Times Roll - (live)
  • 15.Georgia on My Mind - (live)

Product Description:

Includes liner notes by Todd Everett.
This is not a career retrospective per se, since it doesn't include any of Ray Charles' groundbreaking '50s R&B from his tenure at Atlantic Records. It is, however, an excellent greatest-hits collection covering his years at ABC-Paramount. As always, what's most impressive is the sheer stylistic breadth of Charles' music-making. Here you have, among other goodies, a Latin-tinged blues-rocker ("Unchain My Heart"), a reinvented Tin Pan Alley standard ("Georgia on My Mind"), and an unabashed country weeper ("I Can't Stop Loving You"). There's an early R&B tune written by the Motown team of Ashford & Simpson ("I Don't Need No Doctor"), a soulful cover of the Beatles at their most classically tinged ("Eleanor Rigby"), and finally an all-out gospel assault on "America the Beautiful." Amazingly, it all fits together in a seamless whole. Essential listening. ~ Rovi Staff
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  • Sales Rank: 33,124
  • UPC: 778325531034
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