Birth of Soul

Birth of Soul

by Ray Charles
     
 

The title isn't just hype -- this absolutely essential three-disc box is where soul music first took shape and soared, courtesy of Ray Charles' church-soaked pipes and bedrock piano work. Brother Ray's formula for inventing the genre was disarmingly simple: he brought gospel intensity to the R&B world with his seminal "I Got a Woman," "Hallelujah I Love Her So,"… See more details below

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The title isn't just hype -- this absolutely essential three-disc box is where soul music first took shape and soared, courtesy of Ray Charles' church-soaked pipes and bedrock piano work. Brother Ray's formula for inventing the genre was disarmingly simple: he brought gospel intensity to the R&B world with his seminal "I Got a Woman," "Hallelujah I Love Her So," "Leave My Woman Alone," "You Be My Baby," and the primal 1959 call-and-response classic "What'd I Say." There's plenty of brilliant blues content within these 53 historic sides: Charles' mournful "Losing Hand," "Feelin' Sad," "Hard Times," and "Blackjack" ooze after-hours desperation. No blues collection should be without this boxed set, which comes with well-researched notes by Robert Palmer, a nicely illustrated accompanying booklet, and discographical info aplenty.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/1991
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678231025
catalogNumber:
82310

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Sun's Gonna Shine Again
  2. Roll with My Baby
  3. The Midnight Hour
  4. Jumpin' in the Mornin'
  5. It Should've Been Me
  6. Losing Hand
  7. Heartbreaker
  8. Sinner's Prayer
  9. Mess Around
  10. Funny (But I Still Love You)
  11. Feelin' Sad
  12. I Wonder Who
  13. Don't You Know
  14. Nobody Cares
  15. Ray's Blues
  16. Mr. Charles' Blues
  17. Blackjack

Disc 2

  1. I Got a Woman
  2. Greenbacks
  3. Come Back Baby
  4. A Fool for You
  5. This Little Girl of Mine
  6. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
  7. A Bit of Soul
  8. Mary Ann
  9. Drown in My Own Tears
  10. Hallelujah, I Love Her So
  11. What Would I Do Without You?
  12. Lonely Avenue
  13. I Want to Know
  14. Leave My Woman Alone
  15. It's Alright
  16. Ain't That Love
  17. Get on the Right Track Baby
  18. Rock House, Pts. 1-2

Disc 3

  1. Swanee River Rock (Talkin' 'Bout That River)
  2. That's Enough
  3. Talkin' 'bout You
  4. What Kind of Man Are You
  5. I Want a Little Girl
  6. Yes, Indeed!
  7. I Had a Dream
  8. You Be My Baby
  9. Tell All the World About You
  10. My Bonnie
  11. Early in the Morning
  12. Night Time Is the Right Time
  13. Carryin' the Load
  14. Tell Me How Do You Feel
  15. What'd I Say, Pts. 1 & 2
  16. Tell the Truth
  17. I'm Movin' On
  18. I Believe to My Soul

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Charles   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals
Marcus Belgrave   Trumpet
Hank Crawford   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Wallace Davenport   Trumpet
Oscar Moore   Drums
Don Wilkerson   Tenor Saxophone
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Jimmy Bell   Bass
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Connie Kay   Drums
Cookies   Vocals
Warren Bell   Baritone Saxophone
Edgar Blanchard   Guitar
Glenn Brooks   Drums
Candido Camero   Conga
Emmett Dennis   Baritone Saxophone
Jesse Drakes   Trumpet
Auguste Dimes DuPont   Alto Saxophone
Frank Fields   Bass
Teagle Fleming   Drums
Panama Francis   Drums
O'Neil Gerald   Alto Saxophone
Richie Goldberg   Drums
Lee Harper   Trumpet
Ricky Harper   Trumpet
Warren Hebrew   Tenor Saxophone
Margie Hendrix   Vocals
John Hunt   Trumpet
Wesley Jackson   Guitar
Lloyd Lambert   Bass
Dave McRae   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Frank Mitchell   Trumpet
Freddie Mitchell   Saxophone
David "Fathead" Newman   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Raelettes   Vocals
Mongo Santamaría   Conga
Roosevelt Sheffield   Bass
Alonzo Stewart   Drums
Joe Tillman   Tenor Saxophone
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
Milt Turner   Drums
Charles Whitley   Trumpet
Pinky Williams   Saxophone
Edgar Willis   Bass
Joshua Willis   Trumpet
Mary Ann Fisher   Vocals
William Peebles   Drums
Paul E. West   Bass

Technical Credits

Ray Charles   Composer
Robert Palmer   Composer
Oliver Sain   Composer
Herb Abramson   Producer
Ozzie Cadena   Composer
Milton Campbell   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer,Producer
Jesse Stone   Arranger,Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Lew Herman   Composer
Robert Palmer   Liner Notes
Renald Richard   Composer
Sam Sweet   Composer

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