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Ray Charles

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Obviously I've heard Ray Charles before, but I never listened to his music until recently. I feel like an idiot as it is consistently some of the best blues/R&B to ever grace my divine ears. "The Best of the Atlantic Years" has been playing on my computer nonstop all day. Just too good.

This sounds corny/blatantly obvious, but the extent to which you can hear the music of TODAY in Ray's songs is amazing. I have placed him in my "sublime" category with the likes of Muddy Waters, Oscar Peterson and Art Pepper.

Please list your favorite RC albums...would love some live cuts.
 

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The 2 listed already are classics......Get a best of to hear a nice cross section!
 

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The Atlantic recordings box set called "Birth of Soul" is really great. It's 3cd's. There are other Atlantic collections, but this one is my favorite. No fat on this one.
 

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Give "Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music" a try.
 

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Live is my favorite. It's taken from the '58 Newport Jazz Festival and an Atlanta concert in '59.

 

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Originally Posted by texas_jack
yeah, he's pretty much one of the top 5 musicians of the 20th century. An album I like is Genius + Soul = Jazz. It's a big band thing with arrangements by Quincy Jones

Oh yeah...One Mint Julep!
 

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Conne listening to Ray Charles = the blind leading the blind.
 

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I saw him perform a few years before he died. An outstanding performance.
 

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I like Gold Digger.
 

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Originally Posted by mharwitt
"hallelujah i love her so" is one of my favorite songs ever.
Love that song! "Drown in My Own Tears" is epic as well.
 

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Originally Posted by Dakota rube
Give "Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music" a try.

"I can't stop loving you" ... (no homo)
 

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