Sinner’s Prayers - Ray Charles

Sinner’s Prayers
Yup, it's Ray Charles - the GENIUS - here he is. From his first, already confident and superb steps in the new direction as he gave his cool Nat Cole inspired jazz/Pop stylings a massive injection of Gospel and SOUL, all the way to lording it on the R&B charts, and his bigtime crossover breakthroug! Enough of a career for most entertainers, but for Ray everything from Pop success, to becoming an elder statesman of the Black community in America (and the world!) was still in the future! For further details, I can only direct you to the recent acclaimed film biography of the man, but to hear the source? Well, I direct you to this very CD, ‘Sinner’s Prayers 1951-54’ (CRREV117).
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