Ray Charles is both one of the most iconic artists of all time as well as one of the hardest to define by genre. At the beginning of his career, he was dubbed the Genius of Soul for boldly combining traditional R&B with Gospel music and giving birth to Soul music. Yet this momentous musical accomplishment was just the beginning of a five-decade career in which he uniquely succeeded in virtually every genre.
Ray's unique mastery of music allowed him to continue to explore all forms of music, freely floating between jazz, blues, pop, rock, soul and country while continuing to combine them in new, unprecedented ways. This two (2) disc vinyl collection illustrates the many musical "sides" of Ray by focusing each album side on some of the broader genre categories he visited most.
1.1 Hit the Road Jack 1.2 I Don't Need No Doctor 1.3 Unchain My Heart 1.4 No One 1.5 Hide Nor Hair 1.6 I've Got a Woman 1.7 Lets Go Get Stoned 1.8 I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts 1.9 Smack Dab in the Middle 1.10 Them That Got 1.11 One Mint Julip 1.12 Booty Butt 1.13 Here We Go Again 1.14 You Are My Sunshine 1.15 Crying Time 1.16 Take These Chaing from My Heart 1.17 Ring of Fire 1.18 I Can't Stop Loving You 1.19 Georgia on My Mind 1.20 Eleanor Rigby 1.21 Busted 1.22 Till There Was You 1.23 Hallelujah I Love Her So 1.24 A Song for You