Definitive Soul Collection

The Definitive Soul Collection

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by Ray Charles
     
 
Rhino's 2006 double-disc set The Definitive Soul Collection is the latest in a long list of Ray Charles compilations from Rhino, and it covers much of the same territory as the others: namely, it's a selection of highlights from his classic Atlantic recordings from the '50s. Since it doesn't have any of Ray's ABC sides of the '60s, it can't quite be called

Overview

Rhino's 2006 double-disc set The Definitive Soul Collection is the latest in a long list of Ray Charles compilations from Rhino, and it covers much of the same territory as the others: namely, it's a selection of highlights from his classic Atlantic recordings from the '50s. Since it doesn't have any of Ray's ABC sides of the '60s, it can't quite be called definitive, but it is an excellent overview of Charles' timeless Atlantic hits, including "Mess Around," "I've Got a Woman," "This Little Girl of Mine," "Drown in My Own Tears," "Hallelujah I Love Her So," "Lonely Avenue," and of course, "What I'd Say." There are more comprehensive collections of this material -- such as the highly recommended three-disc set The Birth of Soul -- and there are superb single-disc comps that would act as a good introduction, but for those listeners who want something between those two extremes, this is an excellent choice.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/11/2006
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0081227766429
catalogNumber:
77664

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Mess Around
  2. It Should've Been Me
  3. Don't You Know
  4. Losing Hand
  5. I've Got a Woman
  6. Come Back Baby
  7. This Little Girl of Mine
  8. A Fool for You
  9. Greenbacks
  10. Blackjack
  11. Drown in My Own Tears
  12. Mary Ann
  13. Hallelujah, I Love Her So
  14. What Would I Do Without You?
  15. Leave My Woman Alone

Disc 2

  1. Lonely Avenue
  2. Ain't That Love
  3. It's All Right
  4. Swanee River Rock (Talkin' 'Bout That River)
  5. Rockhouse, Pts. 1 & 2
  6. (Night Time Is) The Right Time
  7. That's Enough
  8. What'd I Say, Pts. 1 & 2
  9. I'm Movin' On
  10. I Believe to My Soul
  11. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'
  12. Let the Good Times Roll
  13. Just for a Thrill
  14. Tell the Truth
  15. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Charles   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Hank Snow   Composer
Ray Charles   Arranger,Composer
Herb Abramson   Producer
Lil Armstrong   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer,Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Henry Glover   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Jesse Stone   Composer
Billy Vera   Liner Notes
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Lew Herman   Composer
Lowman Pauling   Composer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Renald Richard   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Memphis Curtis   Composer
Joe Greene   Composer
Charles E. Calhoun   Composer
Dirk Silk   Discographical Annotation

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