THE RAY CHARLES STORY Volume One ATLANTIC FROM 62-HIS 1952-56 TRACKS-CLASSIC!
A MINT MINUS LP ON ATLANTIC 8063
FROM 1962 IN MONO
PRODUCED BY AHMET ERTEGUN AND JERRY WEXLER
WITH COVER PHOTO BY THE FAMED JAZZ LENSMAN LEE FRIEDLANDER
WITH THE ORIGINAL ATLANTIC INNER SLEEVE AS SHOWN
TRACKS AS SHOWN ON THE LABEL PHOTOS
BACKGROUND INFO FROM ALLMUSIC.COM WEBSITE:
Artist Biography by Richie Unterberger
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. The brilliance of his 1950s and '60s work, however, can't obscure the fact that he made few classic tracks after the mid-'60s, though he recorded often and performed until the year before his death….
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