Ray Charles – Sings


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180-gram VIRGIN VINYL LIMITED EDITION. Complete Album + 3 Bonus Tracks (*) – Ray Charles has been described universally as the “The Genius” and “Father of Soul Music”.

He made his first recordings in 1947 and over the following years his career was in a continuous state of evolution. Encompassing many different genres, mostly blues, jazz, gospel and soul, Ray Charles developed a unique style, and his personal touch became evident in all the different projects he undertook. This was his first LP and includes such classics as “I Got a Woman”, “Drown in My Own Tears” and “Hallelujah, I Love Her So”, among others.

RAY CHARLES, vocals and piano, plus:

Joe Bridgewater, John Hunt (tp)David “Fathead” Newman (ts, as, bs),Emmett Dennis (bar),Roosevelt Sheffield (b),William Peeples (d),Don Wilkerson (ts),Cecil Payne (bs),Joshua “Jack” Willis (tp),Paul West (b),Panama Francis (d),Charles Whitley (tp),Wesley Jackson (g),Jimmy Bell (b),Glenn Brooks (d).Jesse Drakes (tp),Sam “The Man” Taylor (ts),Dave McRae (bar),Mickey Baker (g),Lloyd Trotman (b),Connie Kay (d). (as, bar),Riley Webb (tp), (d).Joe Tillman (ts),O’Neil Gerald (as), Warren Bell (bs),Wallace Davenport,Frank Mitchell (tp),Lloyd Lambert (b),Oscar Moore (d). The Raelettes (vc),and others.

All tracks arranged by Ray Charles. Original sessions produced by Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler for Atlantic Records, 1953 – 1956.

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