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The Birth Of Soul : The Complete Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Recordings, 1952-1959

The Birth Of Soul : The Complete Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Recordings, 1952-1959
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Description: Though this is not the most recent Ray Charles box set collection, it may be the best. That's because it focuses on Ray's great growth in the 1950s, particularly his days with Atlantic Records. The set opens with Ray still in a Charles Brown, smooth-voice, mellow-piano mode, but in short order, he discovers his own identity. From the good time of "It Should Have Been Me" on disc one, though the orgiastic "What'd I Say, Parts 1 & 2" on disc three, the man they call "The Genius" rocks, rolls, raises the rafters, and sinks way down low with the blues. This box also features an excellent essay by th ... (more)
Manufacturer: Atlantic / Wea
Release date: 1 October 1991
EAN: 0075678231025 UPC: 075678231025
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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"In the 1950s, Charles went from tasteful balladeer to mind-blowing R&B; rumbler. America soon followed, and when “What’d I Say” wouldn’t fit on one 45, he had the sense to write part two. Pure (albeit self-proclaimed) genius over three CDs. Standout track: “Lonely Avenue”"


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