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The Genius of Ray Charles

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Title is Correct!

    OMG. If you have heard about Ray but never HEARD Ray, this is the one to start with. Curiously my copy did not have "Sweet 16 bars" or simular title that my old LP had. Never the less, a solid smart choice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Jazz/Soul Ray at full strength

    In 1964 I made a considerable nuisance of myself in a Bournemouth record store looking for the "best" Charles LP I could find. After several hours the assistant brought this one and I listened all through before buying it. Despite the "Genius" title Ray has had some rotten albums released over the years, two of which have exactly the same title as this one. It is easy to make a mistake, witness B&N have the wrong picture displayed for this album. Last year I tried ordering this album from the Brazilian river company and they fobbed me off with that (Deuce) one, it is comparative junk. Well done B&N for sending the right one. There are 12 tracks and the worst one I would rate as good. More than half are absolutely superlative. The big band brass sections are in need of digital cleanup but if you have Winamp and a DSP such as DFX and/or Dee you can do this yourself, regardless the quality is still pretty good and the emotional power of these tracks shine through. So after 40 years of listening, yes 5 stars.

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