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Genre: Jazz

Released: Sep 26, 2006

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Ray Sings, Basie Swings – Ray Charles

Name Artist Time Price
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Oh, What a Beautiful Morning Ray Charles & The Count.. 4:35 $1.29
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Let the Good Times Roll Ray Charles & The Count.. 2:57 $1.29
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How Long Has This Been Going On? Ray Charles & The Count.. 6:19 $1.29
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Every Saturday Night Ray Charles & The Count.. 4:05 $1.29
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I'm Busted Ray Charles & The Count.. 2:33 $1.29
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Crying Time Ray Charles & The Count.. 3:52 $1.29
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I Can't Stop Loving You Ray Charles & The Count.. 4:01 $1.29
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Come Live With Me Ray Charles & The Count.. 4:09 $1.29
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Feel So Bad Ray Charles & The Count.. 4:10 $1.29
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The Long and Winding Road Ray Charles & The Count.. 4:03 $1.29
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Look What They've Done to My Song Ray Charles & The Count.. 2:49 $1.29
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Georgia On My Mind Ray Charles & The Count.. 4:40 $1.29
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Conflicted, but it's So Good (4 stars)

I can't believe I'm giving this four stars, but musically this record is undeniably excellent. When I heard about this project, the "smells-like-exploitation" shudder hit me quickly, but I know some of the players on the record, so I decided to give it a chance. I'm glad I did – as music, "Ray Sings, Basie Swings" is wonderful. And as a technical achievement, it truly is remarkable.*

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Ray and the Count – Believe it or not! (5 stars)

OK – so this is the result of recording engineers playing with their new fangled equipment… who cares? This is Ray in his prime backed by a great big band rendering some of Ray's greatest hits. And as a bonus, a couple of covers that are great listening too.
Thanks to those people who spend hour after hour listening to old tapes… without them there would be not Ray and the Count. Keep searching – who knows what will come of it? This

Making this CD (4 stars)

I heard them interviewing the guy who put this CD together on NPR. I don't remember his name but he has worked with Basie and Ray Charles in the past before they died. He said it took 5 months of working 12 to 18 hours a day to complete this project. Half way through the project he said he realized he needed to incorporate the Raylets so he called Patti Austin and she made it happen.
This is an excellent CD!!


Biography

Born: September 23, 1930 in Albany, GA
Genre: R&B/Soul
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Ray Charles was the musician most responsible for developing soul music. Singers like Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson also did a great deal to pioneer the form, but Charles did even more to devise a new form of black pop by merging '50s R&B with gospel-powered vocals, adding plenty of flavor from contemporary jazz, blues, and (in the '60s) country. Then there was his singing; his style was among the most emotional and easily identifiable of any 20th century performer, up there with the likes of Elvis…

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Name Album Time Price
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