such dark material as Hard Times and Drown In My Own Tears is remarkable and
it’s difficult to understand how such a fine set can have been allowed to
languish out of print for so long.
like electing someone to public office who feels just the way you feel
about things. Ray Charles was the person chosen to express all the pent-up emotions
of the human soul: the entertainer born to spread these emotions out on the
table for the whole world to see, close up and in broad daylight.
moment he’s topping everything you’ve ever heard in blues singing, and the next
moment he moves on to old standards like Hoagy Carmichael’s Georgia On My Mind.
Before you can get used to him in that vein he’s
gospel-flavouring the songs he does, like I Got A Woman. Then he’s
knee-deep in the country field or meeting Irving Berlin head on in a song that
dates back to 1911, Alexander’s Ragtime Band. And in between all these have
come other great songs we’ve tried to interpret for you here, such as Ruby,
with its lush, soft-ballad air, the almost haunting Hard Times and the ram-paging
Hit the Road Jack. ‘Reflections on Ray Charles’ greatness in the dimen-sions of
four voices – this is what we’ve tried our very best to bring you.’
exploring the early sixties pop universe with fictitious ensembles and
featured here also are the two singles by Anita & the So & So’s,
including their sweet US hit, Joey Baby.
Release Date: 13/05/2013
DROWN IN MY OWN
2. YES INDEED!
3. GEORGIA ON MY MIND
4. ALEXANDER’S RAGTIME BAND
5. HARD TIMES
6. WHAT’D I SAY
7. SWANEE RIVER ROCK
8. WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT YOU
9. HIT THE ROAD JACK
10. I BELIEVE TO MY SOUL
12. I GOT A WOMAN
13. HEY JOE
14. MY LAST DATE (WITH YOU)
15. SINGING THE BLUES
16. THE OLD MASTER PAINTER
17. YOU DON'T KNOW ME
18. NEAR YOU
19. NIGHT TRAIN TO MEMPHIS
20. I'LL HOLD YOU IN MY HEART
21. BYE BYE LOVE
22. FOUR WALLS
23. OH LONESOME ME
24. HALF AS MUCH
25. JOEY BABY
26. RINKY TINKY RHYTHM
27. TO EACH HIS OWN
28. TELL TALE
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