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Ray Charles - The Genius Anthology

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    Ray Charles created such a huge body of innovative, genre-blending work over his 50-plus-year career that it is easy to forget about his earliest recordings. THE GENIUS ANTHOLOGY collects 20 tracks from the legendary performer's first ten years (1949-1......more

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Artist: Charles, Ray
Description:
Ray Charles created such a huge body of innovative, genre-blending work over his 50-plus-year career that it is easy to forget about his earliest recordings. THE GENIUS ANTHOLOGY collects 20 tracks from the legendary performer's first ten years (1949-1959). Charles originally modeled his singing and playing style on Nat "King" Cole, and songs like "A Sentimental Blues" and "Don't Put All Your Dreams in One Basket" are smooth, nightclub ballads on the order of Cole. Accompanied by stand-up bass and mellow electric guitar (adding horns for some tunes, including "Late in the Evening Blues"), Charles croons softly in a way that seems restrained and tame compared to his material in the later '50s. However, as early as 1951's "Kissa Me Baby," the raw, soulful vocal delivery that would become Charles's trademark is already in evidence. The songs begin to swing harder, and Charles's approach to phrasing and timbre loosen up considerably, incorporating gospel inflections and an improvisational flair. The punchy, bopping "Heartbreaker" shows the artist moving into his mature style, while the set's last four tracks--taken from 1958 and 1959--are classic, indispensable Charles. The wildly exuberant "What'd I Say" (Charles's watershed single and still one of his finest moments) is an appropriate ending to this dynamic, satisfying portrait of an artist discovering his voice and style.
See Also:
Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz [Rhino], Genius Loves Company, Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959), The Genius of Ray Charles, Genius: The Ultimate Collection, The Best of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years, Ray Charles and Betty Carter/Dedicated to You, Ultimate Hits Collection, Anthology, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
See Influences:
Billy Eckstine, Big Joe Turner, Art Tatum, Piano Red, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones), Charles Brown, Tampa Red, Hank Snow, Louis Jordan, Hoagy Carmichael, Josh White, Erskine Hawkins, Art Blakey, Count Basie, George Gershwin
See Contemporaries:
Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Otis Spann, Charley Pride, Otis Redding, Little Jimmy Scott, James Brown, Fats Domino, Frank Sinatra, Little Richard, Milt Jackson, King Curtis, Ashford & Simpson, Womack & Womack, The Box Tops, Little Willie John, Johnny Otis, Quincy Jones, Lou Rawls, The Everly Brothers, Johnny Adams, Maxine Brown, Van Morrison, Sam Cooke, Bobby Womack, The Spencer Davis Group, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Paul, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Amos Milburn, Ann Peebles, Garnet Mimms, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, David "Fathead" Newman (Sax), Billy Joel, Hank Ballard, The Animals, Ruth Brown, Solomon Burke, Ivory Joe Hunter (Texas), B.B. King, Percy Mayfield, Big Joe Turner, Mickey Baker
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Confession Blues
  2. 2 This Love Of Mine
  3. 3 Can't You See Darling (What You're Doing To Me)
  4. 4 Sentimental Blues, A
  5. 5 Don't Put All Your Dreams In One Basket
  6. 6 Ain't That Fine
  7. 7 Sittin' On Top Of The World
  8. 8 See See Rider
  9. 9 She's On The Ball
  10. 10 Late In The Evening Blues
  11. 11 Someday (Blues Is My Middle Name)
  12. 12 Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
  13. 13 Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  14. 14 Kissa Me Baby
  15. 15 Hey Now
  16. 16 Heartbreaker
  17. 17 You Be My Baby
  18. 18 I'm Movin' On
  19. 19 Tell Me How Do You Feel
  20. 20 What'd I Say
Type:
Performer
Genre:
R&B
Subgenre:
Soul
Label:
Cleopatra Records
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
UPC:
741157252422
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