Ray Charles Christmas

Ray Charles - Celebrates a Gospel Christmas (2005)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 21, 2016
Ray Charles - Celebrates a Gospel Christmas (2005)

Ray Charles - Celebrates a Gospel Christmas (2005)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 5 591 kb/s, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 384 kb/s, AC-3 6ch. at 448 kb/s
Genre: Jazz, Gospel | Label: Wienerworld | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 26 Sept. 2005 | Runtime: 88 min. | 3,98GB (DVD5)

In the early '50s, Ray Charles took the fiery passion of gospel and the hard-hitting sound of the blues, and by putting them together he created a whole new sound in rhythm & blues that helped make him a legend in American music.
Ray Charles And Betty Carter - Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) {1994, Remastered, 24K Gold Disc}

Ray Charles And Betty Carter - Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) {1994, Remastered, 24K Gold Disc}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 319 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 139 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing | DCC Jazz / DCC Compact Classics #DCC GZS-1050
Disc manufactured in Japan / Printed in U.S.A.

This pairing of two totally idiosyncratic vocalists acquired legendary status over the decades in which it had been out of print. But the proof is in the listening, and frankly it doesn't represent either artist's best work. There is certainly a powerful, often sexy rapport between the two – Charles in his sweet balladeering mode, Carter with her uniquely keening, drifting high register – and they definitely create sparks in the justly famous rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside." The main problem is in Marty Paich's string/choir arrangements, which too often cross the line into treacle, whereas his charts for big band are far more listenable…

Ray Charles - Rough Guide To Ray Charles (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 24, 2017
Ray Charles - Rough Guide To Ray Charles (2017)

Ray Charles - Rough Guide To Ray Charles (2017)
Soul, Jazz, RnB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:13 | 159 MB
Label: World Music Network | Release Year: 2017

The undisputed ‘genius of soul’, Ray Charles’ golden period is presented here with a handpicked selection of tracks from his 1950s heyday. A true innovator and inspiration to soul singers and rock vocalists alike, Ray Charles transcended racial boundaries and changed the shape of popular music. I was the first one who started soul,’ Ray Charles said when the compiler of this collection interviewed him shortly before his death in 2004. ‘I was raised in the church and I knew gospel music. But I knew rhythm and blues too, because that was the music you heard in the neighbourhood. And I thought, ‘that’s my sound.’ I put those two things together and they called it soul music.’

Ray Charles - The Best Of Ray Charles (2007)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at April 17, 2017
Ray Charles - The Best Of Ray Charles (2007)

Ray Charles - The Best Of Ray Charles (2007)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 40 Tracks | 1:49:42 | 292 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal, Blues, Soul, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Not Now Music

Ray Charles was the musician most responsible for developing soul music. Singers like Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson also did a great deal to pioneer the form, but Charles did even more to devise a new form of black pop by merging '50s R&B with gospel-powered vocals, adding plenty of flavor from contemporary jazz, blues, and (in the '60s) country. Then there was his singing; his style was among the most emotional and easily identifiable of any 20th century performer, up there with the likes of Elvis and Billie Holiday. He was also a superb keyboard player, arranger, and bandleader…
Ray Charles - Pure Genius - The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (2005) {7CD box set with DVD & book}

Ray Charles - Pure Genius - The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (2005) {7CD box set with DVD & book}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.68 Mb
DVD5 -> 3.20 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3/16:9 | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | ~ 60 min | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 720 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1952-1959, 2005 Atlantic / Rhino | R2 74731
Jazz / Blues / Soul / R&B / Pop Soul / Piano Blues

Ray Charles' seminal recordings for Atlantic have been boxed once before, as the triple-disc 1991 set The Birth of Soul. That box contained 53 tracks, the best moments of what is arguably the best period of Charles' career, but Rhino/Atlantic's 2005 seven-disc sequel, Pure Genius, doesn't bother with merely the highlights: as its subtitle makes clear, this is The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959). This is undeniably a major historical release, since it gathers all of the recordings Charles made at his creative peak, not just as a leader, but as a sideman for his saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman and sides he recorded with jazz vibraphonist Milt Jackson.
Ray Charles - Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ray Charles - Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters (2010)
R&B, Jazz, Blues, Country | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/96kHz | 41:44 Min | 843,76 Mb (incl 3%) | Digital Booklet
Label: Concord Records | Tracks: 10 | Released: 2010-10-25

Concord Records is celebrating the 80th birthday of the legendary Ray Charles with a special gift for his legions of fans: Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters. This treasure trove of newly discovered recordings, highlighted by a duet with fellow icon Johnny Cash, become available on October 25th, 2010.
Ray Charles - The Very Best of Ray Charles (39 Greatest Hits) (2006)

Ray Charles - The Very Best of Ray Charles (39 Greatest Hits) (2006)
Jazz, R&B, Soul | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 121 min | 294 MB
Label: Mastersong | Rel:2006

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known professionally as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray". He was often referred to as "The Genius". Charles was blind from the age of seven. He pioneered the genre of soul music during the 1950s by combining blues, rhythm and blues, and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic Records.

VA - The Original Soul Christmas (1968) {1994 Rhino}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 3, 2016
VA - The Original Soul Christmas (1968) {1994 Rhino}

VA - The Original Soul Christmas (1968) {1994 Rhino}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 252 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 114 mb
Genre: Christmas, R&B, soul

Released in 1968 by Atco, this is the CD version of the Soul Christmas compilation, titled The Original Soul Christmas by Rhino. The CD features the original 11-song album plus 3 bonus tracks.

Ray Charles - His Greatest Hits [2CD] (1999)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Dec. 3, 2016
Ray Charles - His Greatest Hits [2CD] (1999)

Ray Charles - His Greatest Hits [2CD] (1999)
R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans (JPEG) | 01:33:33 h. | 554,76 Mb
Label: Falcon Neue Medien (EU) | Released: 1999

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known professionally as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray". He was often referred to as "The Genius". Charles was blind from the age of seven.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 3 (1996)  Music

Posted by Efgrapha at Nov. 22, 2016
VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 3 (1996)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 3 (1996)
25 MORE Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 480 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 196 Mb | Scans included | 01:17:23
Holidays, Vocal Pop, R&B, Pop/Rock, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Soul | Collectables | # COL-CD-2513

Another installment in Collectables' The Ultimate Christmas Album series, volume 3 gathers a mix of well-known and offbeat holiday tunes, including Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song", The Singing Dogs' "Jingle Bells", The Supremes' "Twinkle Twinkle Little Me", The Ventures' "Sleigh Ride", Johnny Mathis' "Winter Wonderland", Perry Como's "Home For The Holidays", Burt Bacharach' "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle", Paul Anka's "It's Christmas Everywhere", Percy Faith's "We Need A Little Christmas", Andy Williams' "Happy Holidays", Ray Charles' "Christmas Time", Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby".