Best of Ray Charles

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raycharles.jpgI picked up this 1983 release “The Best of Ray Charles” on vinyl. There is good collection of songs from the many genres that Ray Charles has been known to play from Blues, Jazz, to Swing and Soul. I love hearing older music like this on my record player. To me, it sounds natural.

Anyway, he’s one of the best pianists, songwriters and performers of all time. The music he wrote was from the heart and soul. Putting out music from 1949 to the day he died. He has over 55 records and 127 singles to his name.

This record contains many of the songs from his earlier years going back to the late 1940’s and 1950’s. It’s emotional, raw and has feeling. The music is a collection of blues influences that showcase his Funk and Jazz styles to his orchestra. So, kick back, relax and just enjoy. It’s like fine wine, the older it is, the best it gets.

Track listing:

A1 Going Down Slow 2:45
A2 All Night Long 3:05
A3 I’m Givin’ Up 3:02
A4 Guitar Blues 2:32
A5 Talkin’ ‘Bout You 3:05
B1 I Found My Baby There 3:22
B2 I’m Wonderin’ & Wonderin’ 3:14
B3 By Myself 2:28
B4 Snowfall 2:51