Sings For Lovers

Sings For Lovers

by Ray Charles
     
 

Ray Charles so transformed the face of western pop music when he brought gospel phrasing and energy to secular material -- setting the stage for soul, funk, and so much more that would follow -- that it's easy to forget what a singular vocalist he was, especially when he had a good love song in his hands. This 16-track compilation collects some of the best of those…  See more details below

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Ray Charles so transformed the face of western pop music when he brought gospel phrasing and energy to secular material -- setting the stage for soul, funk, and so much more that would follow -- that it's easy to forget what a singular vocalist he was, especially when he had a good love song in his hands. This 16-track compilation collects some of the best of those long song performances, and includes Charles' classic versions of "I Can't Stop Loving You," "You Are My Sunshine," "How Deep Is the Ocean," and "Stella by Starlight," among other gems, and features him working with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Jack Halloran Singers, and his own Ray Charles' Big Band, as well as singing a fine duet with Betty Carter on "Every Time We Say Goodbye." It's hard to believe that anyone on the planet isn't already acquainted with what this one-of-a-kind artist could do with a love song, but if there is someone out there in the dark about it, this set will be an illumination.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/22/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0888072318960
catalogNumber:
5003318

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Charles   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Betty Carter   Vocals
Jeremy Lubbock   Strings,Conductor
Tom Scott   Conductor
Gerald Wilson   Conductor
Sid Feller   Conductor
Steve Gadd   Drums
Steve Lindsey   Synthesizer
Marty Paich   Conductor
David "Fathead" Newman   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Lee Sklar   Bass
Shelly Berg   Conductor
Gregg Field   Conductor
Raeletts   Background Vocals
Jack Halloran Singers   Vocals
Michael P. Williams   Trumpet,Soloist

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Red Steagall   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Ray Charles   Producer
George Harrison   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Gil Fuller   Arranger
Jeremy Lubbock   Arranger
Gerald Wilson   Arranger
Don Redman   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Joe Adams   Producer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
John Burk   Producer
Richard Cottrell   Engineer
J. Davis   Composer
Sid Feller   Arranger,Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Don Lanier   Composer
Steve MacMillan   Engineer
Marty Paich   Arranger,String Arrangements
Charles Mitchell   Composer
Larry Muhoberac   Arranger
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Richard Perry   Producer
Cole Porter   Composer
Bill Putnam   Engineer
Ned Washington   Composer
Meredith Willson   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Shelly Berg   Arranger
Gregg Field   Producer
C. Walker   Composer
Alejandro Rodríquez   Engineer
Heinz Roemheld   Composer
Mark Taylor   Engineer
David Braithwaite   Engineer
E. Arnold   Composer
F. Bryant   Composer
Bill Putman   Engineer
Johnny Cue   Engineer

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