Ray Charles

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}
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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 - 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}
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© 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 - 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)
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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 - The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986  {4CD Box Set Rhino R2 75328 rel 1998}

Ray Charles - The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986 {4CD Box Set Rhino R2 75328 rel 1998}
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© 1959-1986, 1998 Rhino | R2 75328
Jazz / Country Soul / Jazz Blues / R'n'B / Soul

Ray Charles' explorations into country music were no mere dalliance. They have their genesis in "I'm Movin' On," the last record he made for Atlantic before moving on to ABC Paramount in 1960. But it was with the enormously successful Modern Sounds in Country & Western series of albums in 1962 (and the career making single "I Can't Stop Lovin' You") that made their mark, crossing over genre boundaries that were unthinkable at the time. An African-American doing hillbilly music was not a first, nor were uptown arrangements of hillbilly songs, but here was the Genius of Soul validating the music of the white working class, plain and simple.
Ray Charles - The Ray Charles Story, Vol. 1-4 (1962-1964/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Ray Charles - The Ray Charles Story, Vol. 1-4 (1962-1964/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | MONO | Time - 173:21 minutes | 4,63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)
Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis play the music of Ray Charles (2009) [Blu-ray]

Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis play the music of Ray Charles (2009)
Blu-ray | BDMV | VC-1 35079 kbps 1920*1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / Advanced Profile 3 | 38.28 GB
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4490 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit);
English DTS-HD MA 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2133 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Rhythm & Blues, Jazz | Length: 01:31:32 | Nitroflare/Uploadable

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 14, 2015
Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)
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R&B, Jazz, Blues, Pop | Concord Records/Hear Music #CDD-2248-2

Genius Loves Company is the final studio album by rhythm and blues and soul musician Ray Charles, posthumously released August 31, 2004 on Concord Records. Recording sessions for the album took place between June 2003 and March 2004. The album consists of rhythm and blues, soul, country, blues, jazz and pop standards performed by Charles and several guest musicians, such as Natalie Cole, Elton John, James Taylor, Norah Jones, B.B. King, Gladys Knight, Diana Krall, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt. Genius Loves Company was the last album recorded and completed by Charles before his death in June 2004…
Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004) [10th Anniversary Edition '2014] (24/192)

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004) [10th Anniversary Edition '2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 61:01 minutes | 2,28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Upon its release in 2004, few could have predicted the extraordinary, game-changing effect that Ray Charles’ final recording would have on both his career and the industry as a whole. One of Charles’ most inspirational and historically significant albums, Genius Loves Company captures the genius of the music icon in his last studio recording pairing him with legendary guest artists including Norah Jones, Diana Krall, James Taylor, Elton John, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt to name a few. The album went on to receive an astounding 8 GRAMMY Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Since its release on August 31st, 2004, Genius Loves Company has been certified multi-platinum with worldwide sales in excess of 5 million copies.
Ray Charles - Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles. Vol.2 (2013) [4CD] {Real Gone Jazz}

Ray Charles - Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles. Vol.2 (2013) [4CD] {Real Gone Jazz}
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© 2013 Real Gone Jazz | RGJCD349
Jazz / Blues / Soul / R&B / Pop Soul / Piano Blues

7 Classic Albums, Vol. 2 album for sale by The Ray Charles Singers was released 2013 on the Real Gone Jazz label. EU-only four CD collection containing seven albums from the Soul/Jazz/Rock icon. Includes the albums In Person, The Genius Sings The Blues, Soul Meeting, The Genius Afterhours, Dedicated To You, Genius = Soul = Jazz And Ray Charles And Betty Carter. They come in a double thick Jewel Box on 4 CDs. All the albums been digitally remastered and enhanced for superior quality and the Real Gone Jazz label has garnered some really good reviews for sound quality. The digitally enhanced sound is a good indicator. A mumber of lush orchestral numbers a la Nat King Cole but oh well. They are good too. These are from 1960-61. Half of the fourth disc is composed of duets with Betty Carter. Disc 2 is all piano plus instrumentals, with Milt Jackson on the first half.