Greatest Hits & More

Greatest Hits & More

by Ray Charles
     
 
Ray Charles stands at the very base of modern pop music. His inspired mix of blues, gospel, jazz, and R&B created the template for soul and so much more, and few pop singers can claim to be anywhere near his stature. His legacy is unshakable. This odd two-disc set combines a disc of original Charles performances, including his signature "What'd I Say," with a second

Overview

Ray Charles stands at the very base of modern pop music. His inspired mix of blues, gospel, jazz, and R&B created the template for soul and so much more, and few pop singers can claim to be anywhere near his stature. His legacy is unshakable. This odd two-disc set combines a disc of original Charles performances, including his signature "What'd I Say," with a second disc of contemporary remixes, which also includes a remix of "What'd I Say," along with remixes of two of his other signature tunes, "Georgia on My Mind" and "I Got a Woman," among others. It's all a little disjointed, and while Ray Charles is Ray Charles no matter how you mix him, one has to wonder the real worth of it. When you have a voice like that, why mess around with it? At times the remixes are interesting, but they're seldom more than that, and this set certainly doesn't make for a good introduction to the genius that was Ray Charles. Ardent fans may find it worth a listen, though.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/16/2011
Label:
Cleopatra
UPC:
0741157649529
catalogNumber:
6495
Rank:
303521

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Confession Blues
  2. This Love of Mine
  3. Can't You See Darling (What You're Doing to Me)
  4. A Sentimental Blues
  5. Don't Put All Your Dreams In One Basket
  6. Ain't That Fine
  7. Sittin' on Top of the World
  8. See See Rider
  9. She's On the Ball
  10. Late In the Evening Blues
  11. Someday (Blues Is My Middle Name)
  12. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
  13. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  14. Kissa Me Baby
  15. Hey Now
  16. Heartbreaker
  17. You Be My Baby
  18. I'm Moving On
  19. Tell Me How Do You Feel
  20. What'd I Say

Disc 2

  1. You Be My Baby
  2. A Sentimental Blues
  3. Can't You See Darlin' (What You're Doing to Me)
  4. Georgia On My Mind
  5. Kissa Me Baby
  6. She's On the Ball
  7. Some Day (Blues is My Middle Name)
  8. Ain't That Fine
  9. This Love of Mine
  10. What I'd Say
  11. I Got a Woman
  12. Tell Me How Do You Feel
  13. I'm Movin' On

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Charles   Primary Artist,Organ,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Marcus Belgrave   Trumpet
Hank Crawford   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Lang   Guitar
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Stanley Turrentine   Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Moore   Guitar
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Connie Kay   Drums
Jack McVea   Tenor Saxophone
Julius Brooks   Trumpet
John Buckner   Trumpet
Candido Camero   Percussion
Emmett Dennis   Baritone Saxophone
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Ralph Hamilton   Bass
Lee Harper   Trumpet
John Hunt   Trumpet
Dave McRae   Baritone Saxophone
Johnny Miller   Bass
Freddie Mitchell   Tenor Saxophone
David "Fathead" Newman   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Mongo Santamaría   Percussion
Maurice Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Louis Speiginer   Guitar
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
Milt Turner   Drums
Pinky Williams   Tenor Saxophone
Edgar Willis   Bass
Earl Brown   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Fleming Askew   Trumpet
Charles Waller   Baritone Saxophone
Clifton Pitts   Drums
Raeletts   Background Vocals
Milton S. Garred   Bass
Mitchell Webb   Guitar
Gossie D. McKee   Guitar
Frank McClure   Bass
Eddie Piper   Drums
Teagle Flemming   Drums
Richard Goldberg   Drums

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
Hank Snow   Composer
Frank Sinatra   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Fred Coury   Remixing
Danny B. Harvey   Remixing
Doc Pomus   Composer
Leroy Snake White   Arranger
Athan Maroulis   Liner Notes,Art Direction,Annotation
Eunah Lee   Graphic Design
Peggy Logan   Copy Editing
Ahmet Nugetre   Composer
S. Henry   Composer
R. Richard   Composer
G.W. Childs   Remixing
D. Morgan   Composer
L. Carter   Composer
B. Hall   Composer

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