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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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: 888072318960
  • Catalog Number: 5003318

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Can't Stop Loving You (4:13)
  2. 2 How Long Has This Been Going On? - Count Basie Orchestra (6:21)
  3. 3 You Are My Sunshine - Ray Charles Big Band (2:58)
  4. 4 Till There Was You (4:08)
  5. 5 Baby It's Cold Outside - Betty Carter (4:09)
  6. 6 You Don't Know Me (3:13)
  7. 7 Love is Here To Stay (3:14)
  8. 8 How Deep is the Ocean (How High is the Sky) (3:55)
  9. 9 Here We Go Again (3:16)
  10. 10 Stella By Starlight - Ray Charles Big Band (3:48)
  11. 11 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You (2:55)
  12. 12 Ruby - Ray Charles Big Band (3:51)
  13. 13 Come Live With Me (3:22)
  14. 14 Something (4:04)
  15. 15 A Song For You (4:12)
  16. 16 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (4:38)
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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
The 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
Paul Blakemore Mastering
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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