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  • The Atlantic Studio Albums In Mono The Atlantic Studio Albums In Mono Quick View

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    The Atlantic Studio Albums In Mono


    Includes 28 Page Booklet


    Ray Charles is an American artist who is best known for paving the genre of soul music in the 1950's by combining rhythm & blues, gospel, and blues styles. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Ray number 10 on their list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and was voted number 2 on their list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Timein November 2008.

    The Great Ray Charles
    1. The Ray
    2. My Melancholy Baby
    3. Black Coffee
    4. There's No You
    5. Doodlin'
    6. Sweet Sixteen Bars
    7. I Surrender Dear
    8. Undecided


    Ray Charles
    1. Ain't That Love
    2. Drown In My Own Tears
    3. come Back Baby
    4. Sinner's Prayer
    5. Funny (But I Still Love You)
    6. Losing Hand
    7. A Fool For You
    8. Hallelujah I Love Her So
    9. Mess Around
    10. This Little Girl of Mine
    11. Mary Ann
    12. Greenbacks
    13. Don't You Know
    14. I Got a Woman


    Yes Indeed!
    1. What Would I Do Without You
    2. It's All Right
    3. I Want To Know
    4. Yes Indeed!
    5. Get On The Right Track Baby
    6. Talkin' 'Bout You
    7. Swanee River Rock
    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. Blackjack
    10. The Sun's Gonna Shine Again
    11. I Had A Dream
    12. I Want A Little Girl
    13. Heartbreaker
    14. Leave My Woman Alone


    The Genius of Ray Charles
    1. Let the Good Times Roll
    2. It Had To Be You
    3. Alexander's Ragtime Band
    4. Two Years of Torture
    5. When Your Lover Has Gone
    6. Deed I Do
    7. Just For A Thrill
    8. You Won't Let Me Go
    9. Tell Me You'll Wait For Me
    10. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'
    11. Am I Blue
    12. Come Rain or Come Shine


    What'd I Say
    1. What'd I Say
    2. Jumpin' In the Mornin'
    3. You Be My Baby
    4. Tell Me How Do You Feel
    5. What Kind of Man Are You
    6. Rockhouse
    7. Roll With My Baby
    8. Tell All the World About You
    9. My Bonnie
    10. That's Enough


    The Genius After Hours
    1. The Genius After Hours
    2. Ain't Misbehavin'
    3. Dawn Ray
    4. Joy Ride
    5. Hornful Soul
    6. The Man I Love
    7. Charlesville
    8. Music, Music, Music


    The Genius Sings the Blues
    1. Early In the Mornin'
    2. Hard Time (No One Knows Better Than I)
    3. The Midnight Hour
    4. (Night Time Is) The Right Time
    5. Feelin' Sad
    6. Ray's Blues
    7. I'm Movin' On
    8. I Believe To My Soul
    9. Nobody Cares
    10. Mr. Charles' Blues
    11. Some Day Baby (Worried Life Blues)
    12. I Wonder Who

    Ray Charles
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set Mono - 7 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • 24 Greatest Hits 24 Greatest Hits Quick View

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    24 Greatest Hits

    24 Greatest Hits on 2 LPs


    Original Recordings Remastered

    LP1
    1. Georgia On My Mind
    2. Hit the Road Jack
    3. I've Got A Woman
    4. You Don't Know Me
    5. What'd I Say
    6. I Can't Stop Loving You
    7. (Night Time Is) the Right Time
    8. Come Rain or Come Shine
    9. Take These Chains from My Heart
    10. Let the Good Times Roll
    11. Lonely Avenue
    12. Baby, It's Cold Outside


    LP2
    1. Unchain My Heart
    2. Born To Lose
    3. One Mint Julep
    4. Hide 'Nor Hair
    5. Ruby
    6. You Are My Sunshine
    7. Your Cheating Heart
    8. Sticks and Stones
    9. Them That Got
    10. I've Got News for You
    11. But On the Other Hand Baby
    12. I'm Movin' On

    Ray Charles
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  • Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Quick View

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    Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

    Less modern for its country-R&B blend (Elvis Presley and company did it in 1955) and lushly produced C&W tone (the Nashville sound cropped up in the late '50s) than for its place as a high-profile crossover hit, Modern Sounds in Country and Western fit right in with Ray Charles' expansive musical ways while on the Atlantic label in the '50s. In need of even more room to explore, Charles signed with ABC Paramount and eventually took full advantage of his contract's full artistic freedom clause with this collection of revamped country classics.


    Covering a period from 1939 to the early '60s, the 12 tracks here touch on old-timey fare (Floyd Tillman's It Makes No Difference to Me Now), honky tonk (three Hank Williams songs), and early countrypolitan (Don Gibson's I Can't Stop Loving You). Along with a Top Ten go at Eddy Arnold's You Don't Know Me, the Gibson cover helped the album remain at the top of the pop charts for nearly three months and brought Charles international fame. Above a mix of swinging big band charts by Gerald Wilson and strings and choir backdrops from Marty Paich, Charles' intones the sleepy-blue nuances of country crooners while still giving the songs a needed kick with his gospel outbursts. No pedal steel or fiddles here, just a fine store of inimitable interpretations.

    1. Bye Bye, Love
    2. You Don't Know Me
    3. Half As Much
    4. I Love You So Much It Hurts
    5. Just A Little Lovin'
    6. Worried Mind
    7. It Makes No Difference Now
    8. You Win Again
    9. Careless Love
    10. I Can't Stop Loving You
    11. Hey, Good Lookin'
    Ray Charles
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  • The Genius Sings the Blues (On Sale) The Genius Sings the Blues (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Genius Sings the Blues (On Sale)

    Numbered Limited-Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity



    1961 Collection Gathers 12 Must-Have Songs from Charles' Peak Era



    Mobile Fidelity Has Righted the Sonic Wrongs That Plagued Earlier Versions - You Won't Find a Better-Sounding Ray Charles LP



    Genius doesnt even begin to describe the greatness of The Genius Sings the Blues. Comprised of a dozen songs Ray Charles made between 1952 and 1960, the collection was released in 1961 by Atlantic Records to counter the singers migration to rival ABC Paramount. What Atlantic originally underestimated is that the album contained many of Charles greatest works, all unified by their bluesy emotions and stirring arrangements. A classic of the soul and R&B canon, The Genius Sings the Blues is a snapshot of the evolution of timeless American music captured by the pianists indelible rhythmic pace, gospel roots, jazz backgrounds, and Southern-styled accents. And its never sounded so good.



    From the iconic cover art (a photo of Charles taken by legendary photographer Lee Friedlander) to the distinguished music within, everything about the thematic record is iconic. Now, nearly 50 years later, it can be heard in pristine fidelity sourced from the original mono master tapes. Mobile Fidelitys engineers have taken great pains to ensure that every clink of the piano keys, ache of Charles rolling voice, and rush of the backing arrangements sounds better than they have since first being recorded in the studio. This 180g LP simply lays waste to the competition.



    Previous editions of The Genius Sings the Blues, including a remastered digital edition from Rhino, suffered from varying levels, distracting static and noise, and inconsistent vocal balances. Mobile Fidelity has gone back to the original mono master tapes to correct these problems, giving music lovers what is now unquestionably the best-sounding Charles album to stem from his peak era. And these performances are simply on fire.



    Whether inhabiting the sadness in Night Time (Is the Right Time) or personifying the loss of Hard Times, Charles invests each song with supreme emotion and undeniable conviction that makes the lyrics ring true and the blues resonate with cathartic pathos. Uptempo country blues numbers (Im Movin On, Early in the Mornin) balance the mournful slow fare, and again prove Charles a master composer, interpreter, and musician who could make any style his own. The Genius Sings the Blues also speaks to legendary jazz pianist Billy Taylors initial impressions of Charles upon hearing him in a way in which few other Charles recordings do.



    Taylor recalled: While playing through some new music for a projected Ruth Brown record date, I was asked to listen to an original song played and sung by a young composer and pianist from Seattle, Washington. I can still remember how surprised I was to hear this kind of music from a Northwesterner. He reminded me of Charles Brown, another pianist-singer who was very popular in the Forties, but he had a very personal sound and there was something different about his rhythmic approach. In his handling of melody he seemed to be using devices similar to those used by Dinah Washington and a small group of popular singers who allowed their gospel singing backgrounds to influence their interpretation of popular songs... I was intrigued by the emotional quality projected by both his piano playing and his unusual voice and was not surprised when Ahmet ErtegÜn said that he wanted to let the young musician record some of his own material. He communicates just like the old blues singers, Ahmet said.



    Indeed, that innate blues aesthetic dominates this collection, as does Charles distinctive rhythmic mannerisms. Finally, hear them as theyve always been intended to be experienced.


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    1.Early in the Mornin'
    2.Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
    3.The Midnight Hour
    4.(Night Time Is) the Right Time
    5.Feelin' Sad
    6.Ray's Blues
    7.I'm Movin' On
    8.I Believe to My Soul
    9.Nobody Cares
    10.Mr. Charles' Blues
    11.Some Day Baby
    12.I Wonder Who
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  • The Genius After Hours (Speakers Corner) The Genius After Hours (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    The Genius After Hours (Speakers Corner)

    No ifs and buts! Ray Charles belongs in every jazz collection. Friends of pure jazz tend to forget this in the light of his numerous hits in categories such as gentle ballads, and even country and western songs, and rhythm'n'blues during the more than 60 years of Charles' extremely successful (also financially speaking) career.


    The producer Neshui Ertegun gathered together a star-studded cast for this Atlantic Records studio recording. There was David Newman on the tenor sax, Joe Harris on the drums, and even Oscar Pettiford on the bass. Not forgetting Ray Charles himself who was an excellent jazz pianist.


    The studio was saturated with the blues! A relaxed mood prevailed, just as one might imagine it. The musicians came to the studio after a concert, they were completely drained, worn out, exhausted: they had the blues and then they played the blues.


    Even a standard work such as Gershwin's The Man I Love was turned into an elegy. Only Ain't Misbehavin', which reminds one more of Earl Hines than Fats Waller, and Charlesville - a fast blues number - were treated to a change of tempo.


    The Genius After Hours is a self-portrait that exhibits the less well-known talents of this exceptional artist during the second half of the last century. It makes great listening for all lovers of jazz, soul, blues, rhythm'n'blues, country and western, pop, funk You name it, Charles has got it!


    Musicians:


    • Ray Charles (piano)
    • Dave 'Fathead' Newman (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone)
    • Emmott Dennis (bassoon)
    • Joseph Bridgewater, John Hunt (trumpet)
    • Roosevelt Sheffield, Oscar Pettiford (bass)
    • Joe Harris, William Peebles (drums)


    Recording: April 1956 and September 1957 in New York City in mono

    Production: Nesuhi Ertegun & Jerry Wexler

    About Speakers Corner


    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.


    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.


    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.


    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.


    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.


    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    1. The Genius After Hours
    2. Ain't Misbehavin'
    3. Dawn Ray
    4. Joy Ride
    5. Hornful Soul
    6. The Man I Love
    7. Charlesville
    8. Music, Music, Music
    Ray Charles
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  • What'd I Say What'd I Say Quick View

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    What'd I Say

    Ray Charles was the premier architect singer/songwriter/musician whose genius of combining jazz, blues with gospel most certainly began the American soul music movement. This modern form of R&B which would become an American way of life, forever etching itself in total with the release of his 1959 classic hit single and album What'd I Say.Other tracks included on this masterpiece are the soulful Rockhouse, You Be My Baby, & the shouter Tell Me How Do You Feel. First time on 180 G Vinyl! This limited edition lp is mastered from the original Atlantic mono tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray.
    1. What'd I Say
    2. Jumpin' In The Morning
    3. You Be My Baby
    4. Tell Me How Do You Feel
    5. What Kind Of Man Are You
    6. Rockhouse
    7. Roll With My Baby
    8. Tell All The World About You
    9. My Bonnie
    10. That's Enough
    Ray Charles
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  • Genius + Soul = Jazz Genius + Soul = Jazz Quick View

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    Genius + Soul = Jazz

    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
    Ray Charles
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  • Ray Charles (Awaiting Repress) Ray Charles (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Ray Charles (Awaiting Repress)


    First Time On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!


    Ray Charles' Stunning Atlantic Records Debut!


    The One That Started The Genius Of Soul Phenomenon!


    Mastered For The First Time From The Original Monophonic Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Ray Charles was the premiere architect singer/songwriter/musician whose "genius" of combining jazz, blues
    with gospel most certainly began the American soul music movement. This modern form of R&B which would become
    an American way of life forever etched itself in total with the release of his classic #1 hit single I Got a Woman from
    his stunning debut 1957 album Ray Charles.


    Fused with heavy blues, gospel and rock and roll, I Got a Woman was one of Ray's very first top charting hits
    soon to be followed by other #1 smash hit singles like Mess Around and A Fool for You. More hit singles graced his first
    album as well with Hallelujah I Love Her So, Ain't That Love and This Little Girl of Mine. The Ray Charles album itself
    on its own merit is truly a Greatest Hits LP, whereby most of these early Ray Charles' hit tracks have been covered
    hundreds of times by some of the most important voices in popular music, like The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Steve
    Miller Band, Van Morrison, Peggy Lee, Johnny Winter, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder and many others.


    Also included on this debut masterpiece are some of Ray Charles' more definitive blues rockers like the powerful
    Come Back Baby, the rockin' Greenbacks, the #1 blues rocker Mary Ann, and the brilliant soul sounds of Don't You
    Know, Drown in My Own Tears and Losing Hand.


    The Ray Charles album forever etched the name superstar and genius with Ray Charles as the LP reached the
    upper rungs of the popular, jazz and R&B charts and has become an American institution which will forever stand the
    test of time. Being one of his rarest LP's of his career, the magnificent album has not been officially released on vinyl
    in over five decades and fetches hundreds of dollars for a mint used copy if you can even find one.


    Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time ever 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP of the Ray Charles'
    classic Ray Charles. As another installment in our treasured Ray Charles/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, his
    amazing debut LP is mastered from the original monophonic Atlantic Records' tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music
    Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster. This masterwork truly sounds exceptional and will become one
    of the more important roots albums to be reissued in quite some time for the audiophile vinyl domain.


    This limited edition release also comes with the original album cover graphics of Marvin Israel, featuring the
    stunning liner notes by Guy Remark.


    The album will be packaged in a poly bag to preserve the rich details of the legendary cover art as well as a poly
    lined inner sleeve to protect your vinyl purchase for years to come. I Got a Woman!!!

    1. Ain't That Love
    2. Drown in My Own Tears
    3. Come Back Baby
    4. Sinner's Prayer
    5. Funny (But I Still Love You)
    6. Losing Hand
    7. A Fool for You
    8. Hallelujah I Love Her So
    9. Mess Around
    10. This Little Girl of Mine
    11. Mary Ann
    12. Greenbacks
    13. Don't You Know
    14. I Got a Woman
    Ray Charles
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  • Elvis Sings Elvis Sings Quick View

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    Elvis Sings

    On Elvis Sings, the King sings songs by a variety of artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Ray Charles, Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more.
    LP1
    1. Promised Land
    2. What'd I Say
    3. Early Mornin' Rain
    4. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    5. My Babe
    6. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
    7. Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It
    8. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    9. Help Me Make It Through The Night
    10. Gentle On My Mind
    11. Funny How Time Slips Away


    LP2
    1. Sweet Caroline
    2. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    3. Proud Mary
    4. I Got A Woman
    5. Words
    6. Something
    7. You Don't Know Me
    8. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    9. Danny Boy
    10. My Way
    11. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
    12. Only The Strong Survive

    Elvis Presley
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  • Genius Loves Company (10th Anniversary) Genius Loves Company (10th Anniversary) Quick View

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    Genius Loves Company (10th Anniversary)

    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. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the legend's milestone recording, Concord/Hear Music will release a special 2LP, 45RPM, 180-gram Vinyl Edition.


    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. To help launch a then-groundbreaking consumer marketing campaign, Genius Loves Company was tapped as the first original release through the Starbucks Hear Music imprint in conjunction with Concord Music Group. Since its release on August 31st, 2004, Genius Loves Company has been certified multi-platinum with worldwide sales in excess of 5 million copies.


    Produced by John Burk, Concord Music Group's chief creative officer, and co-produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, Genius Loves Company garnered critical acclaim upon its release. NPR All Things Considered hailed, "It's got flashes of fire you wouldn't expect from such a setting, gems of phrasing that remind you how Ray Charles transformed the wreckage of heartbreak into poignant sound," and Rolling Stone added, "the tone is reverential and warm, as the Genius sings "


    "Ray was shocked that these people wanted to sing with him," recalls Ray Charles Foundation president Valerie Ervin. "He just didn't understand the magnitude of where he was in the industry. As weak as he became he made sure he gave his best for every artist that was there for him."


    "Ray Charles was one of those rare artists who, throughout his incredible career, had far-reaching impact that forever changed the conventions of popular music as well as the music business," said Concord Music Group chief creative officer John Burk. "Looking back at the last 10 years, it's clear that this album was certainly no exception. We are humbled, honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a musical giant, and we are eternally grateful to Ray for elevating both Concord Records and Hear Music to new heights, far beyond our wildest dreams ten years ago."

    1. Here We Go Again with Norah Jones
    2. Sweet Potato Pie with James Taylor
    3. You Don't Know Me with Diana Krall
    4. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word with Elton John
    5. Fever with Natalie Cole
    6. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? with Bonnie Raitt
    7. It Was A Very Good Year with Willie Nelson
    8. Hey Girl with Michael McDonald
    9. Sinner's Prayer with B.B. King
    10. Heaven Help Us All with Gladys Knight
    11. Over The Rainbow with Johnny Mathis
    12. Crazy Love with Van Morrison
    Ray Charles
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  • Ray Charles & Betty Carter Ray Charles & Betty Carter Quick View

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    Ray Charles & Betty Carter

    One track - Baby, It's Cold Outside - will make this one easily worth the price of admission!


    Whoa! Now we're getting into the big leagues. Ray Charles, cut from the original three-track tapes, pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings. Yowsa! And not just any Ray Charles title, mind you. Ray Charles and Betty Carter! Analogue Productions has reissued a whole lot of classics - a whole lot - but there aren't many of 'em that are a much bigger deal than this.


    This is such a romantic album. Such a warm album. Such a rich album. And, ooh, the sound! Turn the lights down. Grab that special someone. Drop the needle. And as our Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions owner would say, If nothing happens, don't blame the record!


    Originally released in 1961 on ABC-Paramount, Ray Charles and Betty Carter features startling dynamics, with Marty Paich's arrangements showcasing both punchy brass and lush strings. The showstopper, Baby, It's Cold Outside, topped the R&B charts upon its release. And jazz singer Betty Carter's vocal prowess shines on Cocktails For Two and Alone Together. Ray Charles has never sounded more romantic.


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    1. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
    2. You and I
    3. Intro: Goodbye
    4. People Will Say We're In Love
    5. Cocktails For Two
    6. Side By Side
    7. Baby, It's Cold Outside
    8. Together
    9. For All We Know
    10. Takes Two To Tango
    11. Alone Together
    12. Just You, Just Me
    Ray Charles
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  • Genius Loves Company Genius Loves Company Quick View

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    Genius Loves Company

    Half-speed mastered from original tapes.



    The last studio album completed by the untouchable Ray Charles before his death. Charles sings a dozen duets with a dazzling array of guest artists from virtually every genre. »We cover it all,« Charles said, »from country to R&B, pop, rock and blues. I've never let them put me in a little box, and this (record) expresses that open feeling. A beautiful song is a beautiful song - and to sing with so many beautiful singers is a blessing from God.« Genius Loves Company stands as a remarkable hallmark in a remarkable career, including duets with Norah Jones, Elton John, Van Morrison, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald, B.B. King, Gladys Knight and Johnny Mathis.



    Mastered for Pure Audiophile Records by Stan Ricker from half-inch analog tape at 30 inches per second.



    2005 Grammy Awards for Genius Loves Company:

    Record Of The Year

    Album Of The Year

    Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

    Best Pop Vocal Album

    Best Gospel Performance

    Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

    Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

    Best Surround Sound Album



    Musicians:



    • Ray Charles (p, voc)

    • Norah Jones

    • James Taylor

    • Diana Krall

    • Elton John

    • Natalie Cole

    • Bonnie Raitt

    • Willie Nelson

    • Michael McDonald

    • B.B. King

    • Gladys Knight

    • Johnny Mathis

    • Van Morrison


    1. Here We Go Again - (featuring Norah Jones)
    2. Sweet Potato Pie - (featuring James Taylor)
    3. You Don't Know Me - (featuring Diana Krall)
    4. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - (featuring Elton John)
    5. Fever - (featuring Natalie Cole)
    6. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? - (featuring Bonnie Raitt)
    7. It Was A Very Good Year - (featuring Willie Nelson)
    8. Hey Girl - (featuring Michael McDonald)
    9. Sinner's Prayer - (featuring B.B. King)
    10. Heaven Help Us All - (featuring Gladys Knight)
    11. Over The Rainbow - (featuring Johnny Mathis)
    12. Crazy Love - (featuring Van Morrison)
    Ray Charles
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  • The Blues Brothers Original Soundtrack The Blues Brothers Original Soundtrack Quick View

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    The Blues Brothers Original Soundtrack


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Original 1980 Soundtrack


    First Pressing Of 2000 Numbered Copies On Blue Vinyl


    Comic actors John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd rightfully get credit for exposing many people to the music of Blues and R&B veterans. The soundtrack to their hugely successful musical comedy Blues Brothers was released on June 20, 1980 as the second album by the Blues Brothers Band, which also toured that year to promote the film.


    The rollicking remake of the Spencer Davis Group's Gimme Some Lovin' was a Billboard Top 20 hit, featuring an arrangement notable for the horn section that replaces Steve Winwood's rumbling organ work. Ray Charles has a good time with Shake a Tail Feather, and he's helped out by Jake and Elwood Blues (Belushi and Aykroyd, respectively). The cover of Solomon Burke's Everybody Needs Somebody to Love is a lot of fun, thanks to the great overall rhythm and Elwood's lightning-fast stage rap, while James Brown and the Reverend James Cleveland Choir provide a blast of gospel music on Old Landmark. Aretha Franklin's Think is explosive, and Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher is slyly irresistible.


    The first 2000 copies are numbered and pressed on blue vinyl!

    1. She Caught The Katy
    2. Peter Gunn Theme
    3. Gimme Some Lovin'
    4. Shake Your Tailfeather
    5. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
    6.The Old Landmark
    7. Think
    8. Theme From Rawhide
    9. Minnie The Moocher
    10. Sweet Home Chicago
    11. Jailhouse Rock
    Blues Brothers
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    At Newport

    For his appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 5, 1958, Charles pulled out all the stops, performing raucous versions of The Right Time, his massive hit I Got A Woman and Talkin' 'Bout You. Featuring (a.o.) Bennie Crawford on baritone sax, David Fathead Newman on tenor sax and the Raylettes on backing vocals, the band is really on fire. The detailed liner notes on the album were written by Kenneth Lee Karpe.
    1. The Right Time
    2. In A Little Spanish Town
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Blues Waltz
    5. Hot Rod
    6. Talkin' About You
    7. Sherry
    8. A Fool For You
    Ray Charles
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    Windy City

    Alison Krauss, the most awarded female artist in GRAMMY history (27 awards including Album of the Year in 2009), announced her new album, Windy City. Windy City is a beautifully curated collection of classic songs produced by Nashville Veteran Buddy Cannon. While they span different eras and musical genres, there is a unifying sensibility.


    Some of the songs are familiar like Gentle On My Mind, a signature song of Glen Campbell s, and You Don t Know Me which was a hit for Eddy Arnold and Ray Charles. Others were lesser known, like Willie Nelson s I Never Cared For You and All Alone Am I, originally recorded by Brenda Lee.

    1. Losing You
    2. It s Goodbye And So Long
    3. Windy City
    4. I Never Cared For You
    5. River In The Rain
    6. Dream Of Me
    7. Gentle On My Mind
    8. All Alone Am I
    9. Poison Love
    10. You Don t Know Me
    Alison Krauss
    $24.99
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    The Best of Donny Hathaway


    The Donny Hathaway/friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    Celebrate The Soulful Singer & Songwriter's Greatest Hits


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso From The Original ATCO Records Tapes.


    Featuring The Rare Appearances Of This Christmas And You Were Meant For Me On Vinyl.


    Featuring Chart Topping Duets With Roberta Flack


    Donny Hathaway will be forever known as one of the leading voices of the
    70's soul renaissance and truly one of the more championed songwriters during his
    short lifetime. Thanks to today's respect and care given to his music by a whole new
    generation of musicians and fans, Donny Hathaway forever reigns as one of soul's
    pioneers. Much like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and other superstars before him,
    Donny had the necessary ingredients of a stellar voice/musicianship and songwriting
    acumen which successfully reached across all gospel, soul, rock and pop genres


    Donny Hathaway created some of the greatest sides ever for ATCO, where he
    spent his time on earth creating some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music
    ever waxed.


    In 1978, Donny was honored with his first greatest hits collection simply titled
    The Best of Donny Hathaway. This stunning array of his most memorable hit singles
    and stellar album staples, most of them featuring Joel Dorn, Billy Cobham, Arif Mardin,
    Jerry Wexler, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, King Curtis, Doc Gibbs and Cornell Dupree,
    continues to illustrate how important a force he was then and still is today, over four
    decades since!


    The Best of Donny Hathaway features a heavy menu of his finest moments like
    the funk infused The Ghetto, the definitive balladry of Leon Russell's A Song For You,
    and of course his duet chart topper with Roberta Flack Where Is The Love, which truly
    opened up a worldwide audience to this sorely missed genius.


    Even more classics abound as you'll hear the only vinyl release versions of
    his beautiful last top charting r&b ballad You Were Meant For Me and his standard
    holiday gem This Christmas. The fine LP also includes one of the more poignant songs
    of our time Someday We'll All Be Free which is truly a milestone song for this artist.
    This 1978 Greatest Hits LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades... that
    is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180
    Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Donny Hathaway. Mastered impeccably
    from the original ATCO Records tapes by Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso at Friday Music
    Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic
    heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also included the original artwork
    elements by Sandi Young, the classic illustration of Donny Hathaway by Norman
    Green, as well as the original back cover studio session information not seen in LP
    cover form in years!


    The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original
    pioneering soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson
    Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Donny Hathaway 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock
    audiophile vinyl fans.


    Take It From Me .Someday We'll All Be Free

    1. You Were Meant For Me
    2. A Song For You
    3. You've Got A Friend (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
    4. Someday We'll All Be Free
    5. Giving Up
    6. Where Is The Love (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
    7. The Ghetto
    8. Valdez In The Country
    9. This Christmas
    Donny Hathaway
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  • The Third Face of Fame (Pure Pleasure) The Third Face of Fame (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Third Face of Fame (Pure Pleasure)

    Georgie Fame's swinging, surprisingly credible blend of jazz and American R&B earned him a substantial following in his native U.K., where he scored three number one singles during the '60s and a top ten hit with Bonnie & Clyde in the States. Fame played piano and organ in addition to singing, and was influenced by the likes of Mose Allison, Ray Charles, Booker T and the MG's and Louis Jordan. Early in his career, he also peppered his repertoire with Jamaican ska and bluebeat tunes, helping to popularize that genre in England; during his later years, he was one of the few jazz singers of any stripe to take an interest in the vanishing art of vocalese, and earned much general respect from jazz critics on both sides of the Atlantic.



    This set finds him in a suaver, jazzier vein accompanied by a band made up of the cream of jazz musicians on the UK scene at the time. It was at this time, 1967 and 1968, that to much acclaim, he toured as featured vocalist with the Count Basie Orchestra throughout the UK & Europe.



    Musicians:



    • Georgie Fame (piano, organ, vocal) and orchestra




    Recording: 1968 by Mike Ross

    Production: Mike Smith



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde
    2. When I'm Sixty Four
    3. Ask Me Nice
    4. Exactly Like You
    5. Someone to Watch Over Me

    6. Blue Prelude
    7. Bullets Laverne
    8. This is Always
    9. Side By Side
    10. St. James Infirmary

    11. Mellow Yellow
    Georgie Fame
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    In Person (Pure Pleasure)

    Note: This issue is as the original vinyl album issue & contains all the dialogue from Ray and the stage promoter, along with audience participation.



    I bought this LP, of the Atlanta concert, in 1960. It knocked me out then, and it knocks me out now. For me, this IS Ray Charles. In the intro to Night Time Is The Right Time Ray says, »... and Miss Marjorie Hendricks will help us out on vocals ...«, and boy, does she help out! Turn up the volume and strap yourself down.
    The greatness of this album. Ray was touring with his band in the 50's, and they played at a concert in Herndon Stadium, Atlanta. An engineer at radio station WAOK recorded the occasion on a one track tape recorder using a single microphone. The recording was later played over the air. The response of the radio audience was overwhelming, resulting in the ultimate release of the Atlantic album. It is one of the most extraordinary albums of all time. First, the recording is amazing considering how it was recorded. The band is heard with perfect clarity and balance, and the audience is also picked up, and you can hear the shouting, whooping, the give and take with the audience, and the extraordinary energy in what was a typical concert of Ray Charles playing to his own audience. Many of the tunes were or became classics, known to every funk and blues musician in the country and to most of the population at large. Ray Charles was revered like no other musician.



    This is the most cathartic of all Ray Charles' recordings. On two tracks, The Right Time and Tell The Truth-both shared with the Raelettes' lead singer, Marjorie Hendricks-the music transcends art to become powerfully shamanistic. It remains one of the greatest rhythm and blues albums of all time.



    Musicians:



    • Ray Charles (piano, vocal)

    • Marcus Belgrave, John Hunt (trumpet)

    • David Newman (tenor saxophone)

    • Bennie Crawford (bassoon)

    • Edgar Willis (bass)

    • Teagle Flemming (drums)



    Recording: May 1959 at Herndon Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, by Ivan Miles



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. The Right Time
    2. What'd I Say
    3. Yes, Indeed
    4. The Spirit Feel
    5. Frenesi
    6. Drown In My Own Tears
    7. Tell The Truth
    Ray Charles
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    On The Scene '73

    Import


    Previously unreleased live broadcast of intimate Tom Waits performance featuring incredible rarities - plus interviews with the man himself.


    Securing his first proper record deal with David Geffen's Asylum label in 1972, Tom Waits would go on to release seven records with the label in as many years. The first of these, Closing Time, was released in March 73 and comprised the most unique collection of original compositions that American critics and consumers had witnessed since the 1960s heyday of Beatles, Beach Boys and Bob Dylan. Informed by the wordsmiths of the beat generation, the blues howlers of a former age, the smooth jazz vocals of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, and the country flavoured ballads that Ray Charles had turned to in the early 1960s, Waits developed a cult following with his portrayals of modern American domesticity and love sought and lost. On the 12th August 1973 Waits was to be found performing an in-house set for the renowned L.A. radio series Folk Scene, broadcast weekly by KPFK FM, Tom's performances were augmented with interviews that provide a fascinating insight into his career at this time. Included too on this LP are five additional tracks from a performance Tom made in Santa Monica a few months later on 10th November 1973. Also the subject of an FM broadcast, two further cuts from The Heart of Saturday Night are complimented by a triumvirate of Waits rarities that have seldom been heard before or since.

    LP1
    1. Virginia Avenue
    2. Interview
    3. San Diego Seranade
    4. Interview
    5. Ol 55
    6. Interview
    7. Semi Suite
    8. Interview
    9. Fumblin With The Blues
    10. Interview
    11. Rosie
    12. Interview
    13. Depot, Depot
    14. Interview


    LP2
    15. I Hope I Dont Fall In Love With You
    16. Interview
    17. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
    18. Interview
    19. Ice Cream Man
    20. Interview
    21. Big Joe And Phantom 309
    22. Interview
    23. Fridays Blues

    24. Shiver Me Timbers
    25. Diamonds On My Windshield
    26. Getting Drunk On The Bottle

    27. Tijuana (with Jack Tempchi)

    Tom Waits
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    Mad Dogs & Englishmen

    Mad Dogs and Englishmen is Joe Cocker's legendary live album, recorded in 1970 at the Fillmore East.


    For this record Joe Cocker created a unique sound: a veritable definition of big-band rock with three dozen players working behind the singer.
    Mad Dogs and Englishmen consists mostly of covers, drawing equally from rock (The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Bob Dylan, The Beatles) and soul (Ray Charles, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding), and is as much a showcase for arranger & bandleader Leon Russell as it is for Joe Cocker.


    As we now know the tour from which this album was drawn took a heavy toll on Joe Cocker and especially his vocal chords because the music was presented on such a grand scale.


    Nevertheless, the music still stands to this date and beyond.

    LP 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Honky Tonk Women
    3. Introduction
    4. Sticks And Stones
    5. Cry Me A River
    6. Bird On The Wire 6:15
    7. Feelin' Alright
    8. Superstar
    9. Introduction
    10. Let's Go Get Stoned


    LP 2
    Blue Medley:
    1a I'll Drown In My Own Tears
    1b When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
    1c I've Been Loving You Too Long
    2. Introduction
    3. Girl From The North Country
    4. Give Peace A Chance
    5. Introduction
    6. She Came In Thru The Bathroom Window
    7. Space Captain
    8. The Letter
    9. Delta Lady

    Joe Cocker
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    Tribute to Uncle Ray

    Wonder's second LP, recorded and released when he was only 12 years old, is a tribute to Ray Charles. As the original liner notes state, Little Stevie Wonder, Tamla's 11-year-old musical genius, is blind, a similarity he shares with a famed musician and vocalist of today. Though this is perhaps not the most subtle of tribute albums and a clear cash in attempt from Motown, who were still looking for a way to market their new-found talent, the results are still fantastic. Little Stevie powers his way through a grip of Charles' classics as well as some original songs done in the Charles style and while the LP failed to score a hit, it's an enjoyable listen that shows a glimpse of the super star talent that was soon to emerge.
    1. Hallelujah I Love Her So
    2. Ain't That Love
    3. Don't You Know
    4. The Masquerade
    5. Frankie & Johnny
    6. Drown In My Own Tears
    7. Come Back Baby
    8. Mary Ann
    9. Sunset
    10. My Baby's Gone
    Stevie Wonder
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  • Rock Out With Dick Dale And His Del-Tones (Live At Ciro's) Rock Out With Dick Dale And His Del-Tones (Live At Ciro's) Quick View

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    Rock Out With Dick Dale And His Del-Tones (Live At Ciro's)

    Prior to his emergence as a recording artist, surf guitar king Dick Dale first carved out his legend as a live performer. The artist's incendiary early shows in front of raucous surfer crowds at Balboa Beach's Rendezvous Ballroom established Dale as a regional sensation, and in the process helped to put surf music on the map. After he became an international star, Dale and his longstanding band the Del-Tones maintained the energy and innovation of their early performances, expanding their reputation as a peerless live act.


    In 1965, Dale captured the infectious spirit of his live shows with this album, recorded on stage at the fabled Hollywood nightclub Ciro's. This vintage LP offers a bracing snapshot of the trailblazing guitar hero at his string-shredding best, tearing into his classic Let's Go Trippin', and applying his head-spinning instrumental fire to such diverse tunes as Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn, Lee Hazlewood's Angry Generation and Bob Dylan's Blowin' in the Wind. He also unveils his underrated vocal skills on riveting readings of Eddie Cochran's Summertime Blues, Barrett Strong's Money and Ray Charles' What'd I Say.

    Out of print on vinyl for decades, the Sundazed edition of Rock Out with Dick Dale and His Del-Tones (Live at Ciro's) has been mastered from the original analog tapes and pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl, with completely restored original cover art.

    1. Peter Gun
    2. Money Honey
    3. Angry Generation
    4. Summertime Blues
    5. Blowin' in the Wind
    6. Don't Stop Now (Movin' and a-Groovin')
    7. Let's Go Trippin' 65
    8. Bony Moronie
    9. Watusi Jo
    10. Money
    11. What'd I Say
    Dick Dale And His Del-Tones
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    Soul Brothers


    Features Alto Sax Performances By Ray Charles, And Milt Jackson's Only Recording On Guitar


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes By Bernie Grundman


    Press On 180gram Audiophile-grade Vinyl At Pallas In Germany


    The rare opportunity to hear Milt Jackson step out
    from behind his familiar vibraphones to play piano,
    and partner Ray Charles, in addition to manning the
    88s, blow on the alto saxophone for two numbers,
    shouldn't be missed. Particularly on this LP, which
    portrays the 1957 collaboration within a huge, naturally
    vibrant soundstage. Mastered from the original master
    tapes and press on 180 gram vinyl, this edition lays
    bare the relaxed, bluesy, often-boppish jazz on display
    from these two giants. With stellar support, the two
    headliners treat this affair as a backroom woodshedding
    session.

    1. How Long Blues
    2. Cosmic Ray
    3. The Genius After Hours
    4. Charlesville
    5. Bags of Blues
    6. 'Deed I Do
    7. Blue Funk
    Milt Jackson & Ray Charles
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    I Remember Brother Ray

    David 'Fathead' Newmanï's warm tone, occasionally terse phrasing, and always heartfelt delivery placed him in high demand by artists as diverse as B.B. King, Herbie Mann, Jane Monheit, and Gregg Allman. With over twenty recordings to his name, I Remember Brother Ray stands as an understated highlight, a record that doesn't so much jump out at you as it does gently sidle up beside you and ingratiates itself with its warmth and affability. Newman got his first big break with Ray Charles in the early '50s, playing in his band from '54 through '64 and subsequently making numerous guest appearances over the years. And so Newman entered the studio of another legend, engineer Rudy Van Gelder just two months after Charles' death to record I Remember Brother Ray, a tribute to the jazzier side of a man who regarded himself as a jazz singer anyway.


    The record evokes the ambience of a smoky bar in the early hours of the morning. Newman assembled a quintet as comfortable with the tender balladry of Georgia on My Mind as it is the soul-drenched blues of Drown in My Tears. Charles believed that the ability to play jazz permits the ability to cross over into other genres, and the playing on I Remember Brother Ray clearly supports his conviction.


    While there were quite a few Ray Charles tributes, few equaled I Remember Brother Ray for its grace, integrity, honesty, and pure connection to the true essence of Charles' legacy.

    1. Hit The Road Jack
    2. Georgia On My Mind
    3. Drown In My Tears
    4. When Your Lover Has Gone
    5. Deed I Do
    6. It Had To Be You
    7. Them That Got (I Ain't Got Nothing Yet)
    David Fathead Newman
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