• RAY CHARLES - THE INCOMPARABLE RAY CHARLES 7" EP - Nr MINT 1965 JAZZ BLUES

    The Incomparable Ray Charles
    (Summit Records  1965  LSE2064)

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition

    Sleeve in Nr MINT- condition
    - back cover has a little very light ringwear and tiny crease in top left corner

     

    Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and composer known as Ray Charles and sometimes referred to as "The Genius". He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into early performances recorded by Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his two Modern Sounds albums. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company. Frank Sinatra called Charles "the only true genius in show business", although Charles downplayed this notion. He was blind from age seven. His best friend in music was South Carolina-born James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul", and like Charles an active lifelong Republican.

    The influences upon his music were mainly jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, and country artists of the day including Art Tatum, Louis Jordan, Charles Brown, and Louis Armstrong, though he maintained that he was most influenced by Nat King Cole. His playing reflected influences from country blues, barrelhouse and stride piano styles.

    Rolling Stone ranked Charles as number ten on its list of "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" in 2004, and number two on their November 2008 list of "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". In honoring Charles, Billy Joel noted: "This may sound like sacrilege, but I think Ray Charles was more important than Elvis Presley".

    Tracklist

    A1 Found My Baby There  
    A2 One Man's Mad  
    B1 Cold Blooded Woman  
    B2 Big Bertha

     

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    RAY CHARLES - THE INCOMPARABLE RAY CHARLES 7" EP - Nr MINT 1965 JAZZ BLUES

    • Product Code: LSE2064
    • Availability: In Stock
    • £12.99

    • Ex Tax: £12.99