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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 - The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [MFSL 2012] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [MFSL 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:29 minutes | Scans included | 1,1 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 629 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2055

The Genius of Ray Charles is a 1959 album by Ray Charles. In 2003, the album was ranked number 263 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Some players from Ray Charles' big band are joined by many ringers from the Count Basie and Duke Ellington bands for the first half of this program, featuring Charles belting out six songs arranged by Quincy Jones. "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Deed I Do" are highlights, and there are solos by tenorman David "Fathead" Newman, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, and (on "Two Years of Torture") tenor Paul Gonsalves. The remaining six numbers are ballads, with Charles backed by a string orchestra arranged by Ralph Burns.

Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles (1959) [MFSL, 2012]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 10, 2012
Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles (1959) [MFSL, 2012]

Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles (1959) [MFSL, 2012]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 182 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2055), 2012

The Genius of Ray Charles is a 1959 album by Ray Charles. In 2003, the album was ranked number 263 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Some players from Ray Charles' big band are joined by many ringers from the Count Basie and Duke Ellington bands for the first half of this program, featuring Charles belting out six songs arranged by Quincy Jones. "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Deed I Do" are highlights, and there are solos by tenorman David "Fathead" Newman, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, and (on "Two Years of Torture") tenor Paul Gonsalves. The remaining six numbers are ballads, with Charles backed by a string orchestra arranged by Ralph Burns.

Ray Charles - The Spirit Of Christmas (1985)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 11, 2017
Ray Charles - The Spirit Of Christmas (1985)

Ray Charles - The Spirit Of Christmas (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Artwork included | 00:43:67
Holidays, Christmas Standarts, Vocal Jazz, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Columbia | # CK 40125

Recorded in 1985, The Spirit of Christmas finds Ray Charles performing a variety of holiday favorites with vocal assistance from the Raelettes and an appearance by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. The ten tracks mix standards and originals, including "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," and the ballad "That Spirit of Christmas," which was featured in the movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. The Spirit of Christmas is perfect background music for any holiday celebration.
John Denver & The Muppets - A Christmas Together (1979) Reissue 1996

John Denver & The Muppets - A Christmas Together (1979) Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 177 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans included | 00:34:48
Holidays, Children's, Folk, Pop/Rock | Label: LaserLight Digital | # 12 761

The Muppets have sung with so many people over the years, from Elton John to Tony Bennett, yet it has always seemed like their performances with John Denver were somehow the perfect match. Christmas Together is a delightful–what else?–sing-along collection of Christmas favorites as performed by Denver and the Muppets ensemble. While the usual suspects have more than their say here–Kermit, Miss Piggy–the standout piece is "Twelve Days of Christmas." What could be better than a Muppet a day? Denver leads the critters through a tender "Silent Night," which comes couched in a medley that closes with a rousing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." "Deck the Halls" is equally raucous–about as raucous as Muppets can get. Listen for the subtle lyric adaptations and the witty exchanges between Denver and his minstrels. Definitely not just for kids.
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.’
John Scofield - That's What I Say (John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles) (2004)

John Scofield - That's What I Say (John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles) (2004)
Jazz, Fusion, Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 65 min | 162 MB
Label: Verve | Rel:2004

With John Scofield, a big part of the fun is never knowing what the guitarist will do from one album to the next. He might provide an album that is abstract and cerebral, or he might come up with something funky and groove-oriented; That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles is a perfect example of the latter…

Ray Conniff - The Music Of Ray Conniff (2015)  Music

Posted by varrock at March 21, 2016
Ray Conniff - The Music Of Ray Conniff (2015)

Ray Conniff - The Music Of Ray Conniff (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 50 | 137:58 min | 317 Mb
Style: Easy Listening | Label: One Day Music

Enjoy 50 of Ray Coniff's finest. So many great melodic moments, so many stories to tell and memories to revive - and all fashioned in a manner that was undoubtedly Ray's own.

Donald Fagen - Morph The Cat (2006)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 28, 2015
Donald Fagen - Morph The Cat (2006)

Donald Fagen - Morph The Cat (2006)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 383 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk | Reprise Records #9362-49975-2

Donald Fagen is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the co-founder (along with Walter Becker) and lead singer of the rock band Steely Dan. Morph the Cat is a Grammy Award-winning 2006 album by Donald Fagen, his first solo release since 1993. The nine-track album was released in the US on March 14, 2006…