Ray Charles

The Genius Sings the Blues (771777 LP)

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The Genius Sings the Blues

Ray Charles

Waxtime

8436542010818

LPS 132339

771777 LP

RHYTHM AND BLUES

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LP 12,39 €

LIMITED EDITION CLASSIC LPs
HIGH-DEFINITION PREMIUM VINYL PRESSING FOR SUPER FIDELITY
THE WAY THIS MUSIC WAS MEANT TO BE HEARD
180 gram VINYL –AUDIOPHILE PRESSING

INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK

4 1/2 STARS ½ All Music Guide: The Genius Sings the Blues

“Down-home, anguished laments and moody ballads were turned into triumphs by Ray Charles. He sang these songs with the same conviction, passion, and energy that made his country and soul vocals so majestic. This has not turned up in the reissue bins.” (RON WYNN)

RAY CHARLES, vocals, organ & piano, plus:

A1 & A4: Marcus Belgrave, John Hunt (tp), David “Fathead” Newman (ts),
Hank Crawford (bar), Edgar Willis (b), Teagle Fleming (d).
New York, October 28, 1958.

A2: Joe Bridgewater, Riley Webb (tp), Don Wilkerson (ts),
David “Fathead” Newman (as, bar), Roosevelt Sheffield (b), William Peeples (d).
Miami, April 23, 1955.

A3: Exact personnel unknown, but probably including Jesse Drakes (tp),
Sam “The Man” Taylor (ts), Dave McRae (bar), Lloyd Trotman (b), Connie Kay (d).
New York, September 11, 1952.

A5 & B6: Edgar Blanchard’s Band: Auguste “Bimes” Dupont (as),
Warren Hebrew (ts), Edgar Blanchard (g), Frank Fields (b), Elandro Smart (d).
New York, August 18, 1953.

A6, B3, B4 & B7: Wallace Davenport, Frank Mitchell (tp), O’Neil Gerald (as),
Joe Tillman (ts), Warren Bell (bar), Lloyd Lambert (b), Oscar Moore (d).
New Orleans, December 4, 1953.

B1-B2: Marcus Belgrave, John Hunt (tp), Hank Crawford (as, bar),
David “Fathead” Newman (ts), Edgar Willis (b), Teagle Fleming (d).
New York, June 26, 1959.

B5: Ray Charles (vcl, p). No other musicians. New York, May 10, 1953.

SIDE A:
1. EARLY IN THE MORNING (Bartley-Hickman-Jordan) 2:47
2. HARD TIMES (NO ONE KNOWS BETTER THAN I) (Ray Charles) 2:55
3. THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (Sam Sweet) 3:02
4. NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME (Cadena-Herman) 3:24
5. FEELIN’ SAD (Eddie Jones) 2:50
6. RAY’S BLUES (Ray Charles) 2:54

SIDE B:
1. I’M MOVING ON (Hank Snow) 2:13
2. I BELIEVE TO MY SOUL (Ray Charles) 3:01
3. NOBODY CARES (Ray Charles) 2:40
4. MR. CHARLES BLUES (Ray Charles) 2:47
5. SOMEDAY BABY (Ray Charles) 3:00
6. I WONDER WHO (Ray Charles) 2:46
7. DON’T YOU KNOW (Ray Charles) 2:57

Bonus track: From the same sessions. Not on the original LP.