101 - Hit the Road Jack: Best of Ray Charles

101 - Hit the Road Jack: Best of Ray Charles

by Ray Charles
     
 
Although with hindsight it seems like an obvious thing to have done, when Ray Charles seamlessly fused R&B, blues, country, jazz, and gospel together and delivered all of it into a secular pop setting in the 1950s and 1960s, it was actually a fairly radical thing musically. Of course, it helped that Charles was a once-in-a-lifetime singer and artist, and probably

Overview

Although with hindsight it seems like an obvious thing to have done, when Ray Charles seamlessly fused R&B, blues, country, jazz, and gospel together and delivered all of it into a secular pop setting in the 1950s and 1960s, it was actually a fairly radical thing musically. Of course, it helped that Charles was a once-in-a-lifetime singer and artist, and probably could have sung the want ads from the morning newspaper and made it work. Along the way he invented soul, became an American icon, and remained a compelling recording and performing artist right up to his death in 2004. This four-disc, 101-track box collects some of Charles' most iconic sides, including "Hit the Road Jack," "Georgia on My Mind," "What'd I Say," and "Sweet Georgia Brown," among many, many others.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2012
Label:
Ap Music
UPC:
5060283307178
catalogNumber:
8330717

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Hit the Road Jack
  2. Georgia On My Mind
  3. One Mint Julep
  4. Ruby
  5. Unchain My Heart
  6. Your Cheatin' Heart
  7. At the Club
  8. Born To Lose
  9. I'm Gonna Move To the Outskirts of Town
  10. Hey, Good Lookin'
  11. Take These Chains From My Heart
  12. Careless Love
  13. It Makes No Difference Now
  14. You Don't Know Me
  15. Teardrops In My Heart
  16. You Are My Sunshine
  17. You Win Again
  18. No Letter Today
  19. Don't Tell Me Your Troubles
  20. Midnight
  21. Oh, Lonesome Me
  22. I'll Never Stand In Your Way
  23. Making Believe
  24. Hang Your Head In Shame
  25. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying

Disc 2

  1. What'd I Say
  2. Sweet Georgia Brown
  3. Josephine
  4. I Can't Stop Loving You
  5. Bye Bye Love
  6. Feelin' Sad
  7. Just a Little Lovin'
  8. Cherry
  9. Worried Mind
  10. Hardhearted Hannah
  11. I Love You So Much It Hurts
  12. Half As Much
  13. Sticks and Stones
  14. Just For a Thrill
  15. Ain't That Love
  16. Greenbacks
  17. Blackjack
  18. I'm Movin' On
  19. A Fool For You
  20. Drown In My Own Tears
  21. Hallelujah I Love Her So
  22. What Would I Do Without You?
  23. Lonely Avenue
  24. Night Time is the Right Time
  25. Baby It's Cold Outside

Disc 3

  1. The Midnight Hour
  2. Mess Around
  3. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
  4. I Believe To My Soul
  5. My Baby (I Love Her, Yes I Do)
  6. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
  7. Leave My Woman Alone
  8. All To Myself Alone
  9. Misery In My Heart
  10. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
  11. Hey Now
  12. This Little Girl of Mine
  13. Early In the Mornin'
  14. Kiss Me Baby
  15. I'm Glad For Your Sake
  16. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  17. I'm Wondering and Wondering
  18. Back Home
  19. Walkin' and Talkin' (To Myself)
  20. Come Back Baby
  21. It Should've Been Me
  22. Don't You Know
  23. I Got a Woman
  24. Someday Baby
  25. Come Rain or Come Shine

Disc 4

  1. Sitting On Top of the World
  2. C.C. Rider
  3. Confession Blues
  4. Blues Before Sunrise
  5. Jumpin' In the Morning
  6. How Long Blues
  7. A Sentimental Blues
  8. Rockin' Chair Blues
  9. Ain't That Fine
  10. You'll Never Miss the Water
  11. Alone In the City
  12. Can Anyone Ask For More
  13. She's On the Ball
  14. The Ego Song - They're Crazy About Me
  15. Don't Put All Your Dreams Into One Basket
  16. Goin' Down Slow (I've Had My Fun)
  17. Honey, Honey
  18. Worried Life Blues
  19. I'll Do Anything But Work
  20. If I Give You My Love
  21. Tell Me Baby What Have I Done?
  22. Why Did You Go?
  23. I'm Going Down To the River
  24. Roll With Me Baby
  25. Funny (But I Still Love You)
  26. The Snow is Falling

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