Ray Charles - Definitive CD ( 2 Discs) £2.99 + Free Delivery @ HMV
Ray Charles - Definitive CD ( 2 Discs) £2.99 + Free Delivery @ HMV

Ray Charles - Definitive CD ( 2 Discs) £2.99 + Free Delivery @ HMV

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Alongside Sam Cooke, Ray Charles is the chief architect of the sound commonly referred to as soul music. Nowhere did Charles lay down the rules of the style as authoritatively and definitively as he did on his tenure at Atlantic Records in the 1950s and early '60s. Not only did Charles expertly marry the traditions of pop, blues, and gospel, but he did so with a fervor and a sense of exuberance that has rarely been matched since.
DEFINTIVE SOUL: THE ATLANTIC YEARS, a two-disc, 30-track set, gives a spectacular overview of the artist's work on Atlantic. Half the tracks --"I've Got a Woman," "Mess Around," "Hallelujah I Love Her So," and "What'd I Say Parts 1 & 2," among them--are stone-cold classics, but there isn't a throwaway here, and some songs (like the stirring "Hard Times") are Charles at his absolute best. Well-compiled, historic, and great listening, this set is a must for any soul fan who feels the need to go straight to the source

Mess Around
It Should've Been Me
Don't You Know
Losing Know
I've Got A Woman
Come Back Baby
This Little Girl Of Mine
Fool For You
Drown In My Own Tears
Mary Ann
What Would I Do Without You
Leave My Woman Alone

Lonely Avenue
Ain't That Love
It's All Right
Swanee River Rock
Rockhouse Parts 1 & 2
Night Time Is The Right Time
That's Enough
What'd I Say Parts I & II
I'm Movin' On
I Believe To My Soul
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'
Let The Good Times Roll
Just For A Thrill
Tell The Truth
Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)

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Great find, been looking for What'd I say to save transferring from my old LP.

This is also £2.99 for 2cds, some duplication but at these prices who cares for real musical history:thumbsup:

Disc One

* 1. Hallelujah I Love Her So
* 2. I've Got A Woman
* 3. Mess Around
* 4. Heartbreaker
* 5. It Should've Been Me
* 6. Don't You Know
* 7. Blackjack
* 8. This Little Girl Of Mine
* 9. Drown In My Own Tears
* 10. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
* 11. Kisssa Me Baby
* 12. Back Home [Instrumental]
* 13. Let Me Hear You Call My Name
* 14. Hey Now
* 15. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
* 16. Why Did You Go?
* 17. Walkin' And Talkin'
* 18. I'm Glad For Your Sake
* 19. The Ego Song
* 20. The Snow Is Falling

Disc Two

* 1. See See Rider
* 2. I've Had My Fun
* 3. What Have I Done?
* 4. Honey Honey
* 5. She's On The Ball
* 6. Ain't That Fine
* 7. Don't Put All Your Dreams Into One Basket
* 8. How Long Blues
* 9. You'll Never Miss The Water (Until The Well's Gone Dry)
* 10. I'll Do Anything But Work
* 11. Misery In My Heart
* 12. Blues Before Sunrise
* 13. A Sentimental Blues
* 14. If I Give You My Love
* 15. Can't You See My Darling
* 16. This Love Of Mine
* 17. Let's Have A Ball
* 18. Alone In This City
* 19. Confession Blues
* 20. Sittin' On Top Of The World
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