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Six Classic Albums
     

Six Classic Albums

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 '60s, it was actually a fairly radical thing. Of course, it helped that Charles was a once-in-a-lifetime singer and artist, and probably could have sung

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 '60s, it was actually a fairly radical thing. 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 three-disc set combines six of Charles' early and influential LPs for Atlantic Records, including 1957's Ray Charles (later retitled and re-released as Hallelujah I Love Her So in 1962), 1958's Ray Charles at Newport, 1959's What'd I Say and The Genius of Ray Charles, and 1960's Ray Charles in Person and The Genius Hits the Road.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2011
Label:
Imports
UPC:
8712177057917
catalogNumber:
1797572
Rank:
112298

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Charles   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Marcus Belgrave   Trumpet
Bob Brookmeyer   Valve Trombone
Hank Crawford   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Grey   Trombone
Melba Liston   Trombone
Billy Mitchell   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Wallace Davenport   Trumpet
Oscar Moore   Drums
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Don Wilkerson   Tenor Saxophone
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Jimmy Bell   Bass
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Connie Kay   Drums
Martin Banks   Trumpet
Warren Bell   Baritone Saxophone
Joe Bridgewater   Trumpet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Glenn Brooks   Drums
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Leroy Cooper   Baritone Saxophone
Emmett Dennis   Baritone Saxophone
Jesse Drakes   Trumpet
Teagle Fleming   Drums
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Panama Francis   Drums
O'Neil Gerald   Alto Saxophone
Richie Goldberg   Drums
Lee Harper   Trumpet
Ricky Harper   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Margie Hendrix   Vocals
John Hunt   Trumpet
Wesley Jackson   Guitar
Lloyd Lambert   Bass
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Dave McRae   Baritone Saxophone
Frank Mitchell   Trumpet
David "Fathead" Newman   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
William Peeples   Drums
Charlie Persip   Drums
Roosevelt Sheffield   Bass
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Tillman   Tenor Saxophone
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
Milt Turner   Drums
Riley Webb   Trumpet
Frank Wess   Alto Saxophone
Charles Whitley   Trumpet
Edgar Willis   Bass
Joshua Willis   Trumpet
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Eddie Jones   Bass
Tom Mitchell   Trombone
Mary Ann Fisher   Vocals
Raeletts   Vocals
Marjorie Hendricks   Vocals,Soloist
Paul West   Bass
Ted Sommer   Drums
Sam Taylor   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Lowell Fulson   Composer
Percy Mayfield   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger
Ralph Burns   Arranger,Director
Harold Arlen   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
S. Lewis   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
S. Williams   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Lowman Pauling   Composer
William Hogeland   Liner Notes
Karl Suessdorf   Composer
Don Swander   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Joe Burke   Composer
Ahmet Nugetre   Composer
Bennie Ross Crawford   Composer
J. Blackburn   Composer
L. Robin   Composer
H. Barris   Composer
O. Moore   Composer
S. Oliver   Composer
J. Greene   Composer
E.A. Swan   Composer
A. Dominguez   Composer
C. Brown   Composer
R. Richard   Composer
R. Henderson   Composer
W. Hirsch   Composer
J. Cavanaugh   Composer
B. Allen   Composer
H. Glover   Composer

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