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  • The Genius After Hours (Speakers Corner) The Genius After Hours (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    The Genius After Hours (Speakers Corner)

    No ifs and buts! Ray Charles belongs in every jazz collection. Friends of pure jazz tend to forget this in the light of his numerous hits in categories such as gentle ballads, and even country and western songs, and rhythm'n'blues during the more than 60 years of Charles' extremely successful (also financially speaking) career.


    The producer Neshui Ertegun gathered together a star-studded cast for this Atlantic Records studio recording. There was David Newman on the tenor sax, Joe Harris on the drums, and even Oscar Pettiford on the bass. Not forgetting Ray Charles himself who was an excellent jazz pianist.


    The studio was saturated with the blues! A relaxed mood prevailed, just as one might imagine it. The musicians came to the studio after a concert, they were completely drained, worn out, exhausted: they had the blues and then they played the blues.


    Even a standard work such as Gershwin's The Man I Love was turned into an elegy. Only Ain't Misbehavin', which reminds one more of Earl Hines than Fats Waller, and Charlesville - a fast blues number - were treated to a change of tempo.


    The Genius After Hours is a self-portrait that exhibits the less well-known talents of this exceptional artist during the second half of the last century. It makes great listening for all lovers of jazz, soul, blues, rhythm'n'blues, country and western, pop, funk You name it, Charles has got it!


    Musicians:


    • Ray Charles (piano)
    • Dave 'Fathead' Newman (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone)
    • Emmott Dennis (bassoon)
    • Joseph Bridgewater, John Hunt (trumpet)
    • Roosevelt Sheffield, Oscar Pettiford (bass)
    • Joe Harris, William Peebles (drums)


    Recording: April 1956 and September 1957 in New York City in mono

    Production: Nesuhi Ertegun & Jerry Wexler

    About Speakers Corner


    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.


    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.


    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.


    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.


    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.


    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    1. The Genius After Hours
    2. Ain't Misbehavin'
    3. Dawn Ray
    4. Joy Ride
    5. Hornful Soul
    6. The Man I Love
    7. Charlesville
    8. Music, Music, Music
    Ray Charles
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  • Ray Charles Greatest Hits Ray Charles Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Ray Charles Greatest Hits

    The absolute greatest hits from all-time legend Ray Charles perfectly restored and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.


    The term 'legend' is used all too loosely in this day and age, but in Ray Charles, modern music has someone it can proudly label one of culture's true geniuses. This album contains his absolute greatest hits including Hit The Road Jack, Georgia On My Mind, Unchain My Heart, and One Mint Julep. Perfectly restored and pressed on 180 gram audio-grade vinyl.

    1. Them That Got
    2. Georgia On My Mind
    3. Unchain My Heart
    4. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts of Town
    5. The Danger Zone
    6. I've Got News For You
    7. Hit The Road Jack
    8. Ruby
    9. I Wonder
    10. Sticks and Stones
    11. But On The Hand, Baby
    12. One Mint Julep
    Ray Charles
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  • In Person (Pure Pleasure) In Person (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    In Person (Pure Pleasure)

    Note: This issue is as the original vinyl album issue & contains all the dialogue from Ray and the stage promoter, along with audience participation.



    I bought this LP, of the Atlanta concert, in 1960. It knocked me out then, and it knocks me out now. For me, this IS Ray Charles. In the intro to Night Time Is The Right Time Ray says, »... and Miss Marjorie Hendricks will help us out on vocals ...«, and boy, does she help out! Turn up the volume and strap yourself down.
    The greatness of this album. Ray was touring with his band in the 50's, and they played at a concert in Herndon Stadium, Atlanta. An engineer at radio station WAOK recorded the occasion on a one track tape recorder using a single microphone. The recording was later played over the air. The response of the radio audience was overwhelming, resulting in the ultimate release of the Atlantic album. It is one of the most extraordinary albums of all time. First, the recording is amazing considering how it was recorded. The band is heard with perfect clarity and balance, and the audience is also picked up, and you can hear the shouting, whooping, the give and take with the audience, and the extraordinary energy in what was a typical concert of Ray Charles playing to his own audience. Many of the tunes were or became classics, known to every funk and blues musician in the country and to most of the population at large. Ray Charles was revered like no other musician.



    This is the most cathartic of all Ray Charles' recordings. On two tracks, The Right Time and Tell The Truth-both shared with the Raelettes' lead singer, Marjorie Hendricks-the music transcends art to become powerfully shamanistic. It remains one of the greatest rhythm and blues albums of all time.



    Musicians:



    • Ray Charles (piano, vocal)

    • Marcus Belgrave, John Hunt (trumpet)

    • David Newman (tenor saxophone)

    • Bennie Crawford (bassoon)

    • Edgar Willis (bass)

    • Teagle Flemming (drums)



    Recording: May 1959 at Herndon Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, by Ivan Miles



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. The Right Time
    2. What'd I Say
    3. Yes, Indeed
    4. The Spirit Feel
    5. Frenesi
    6. Drown In My Own Tears
    7. Tell The Truth
    Ray Charles
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Genius Sings the Blues The Genius Sings the Blues Quick View

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    The Genius Sings the Blues

    Numbered Limited-Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity



    1961 Collection Gathers 12 Must-Have Songs from Charles' Peak Era



    Mobile Fidelity Has Righted the Sonic Wrongs That Plagued Earlier Versions - You Won't Find a Better-Sounding Ray Charles LP



    Genius doesnt even begin to describe the greatness of The Genius Sings the Blues. Comprised of a dozen songs Ray Charles made between 1952 and 1960, the collection was released in 1961 by Atlantic Records to counter the singers migration to rival ABC Paramount. What Atlantic originally underestimated is that the album contained many of Charles greatest works, all unified by their bluesy emotions and stirring arrangements. A classic of the soul and R&B canon, The Genius Sings the Blues is a snapshot of the evolution of timeless American music captured by the pianists indelible rhythmic pace, gospel roots, jazz backgrounds, and Southern-styled accents. And its never sounded so good.



    From the iconic cover art (a photo of Charles taken by legendary photographer Lee Friedlander) to the distinguished music within, everything about the thematic record is iconic. Now, nearly 50 years later, it can be heard in pristine fidelity sourced from the original mono master tapes. Mobile Fidelitys engineers have taken great pains to ensure that every clink of the piano keys, ache of Charles rolling voice, and rush of the backing arrangements sounds better than they have since first being recorded in the studio. This 180g LP simply lays waste to the competition.



    Previous editions of The Genius Sings the Blues, including a remastered digital edition from Rhino, suffered from varying levels, distracting static and noise, and inconsistent vocal balances. Mobile Fidelity has gone back to the original mono master tapes to correct these problems, giving music lovers what is now unquestionably the best-sounding Charles album to stem from his peak era. And these performances are simply on fire.



    Whether inhabiting the sadness in Night Time (Is the Right Time) or personifying the loss of Hard Times, Charles invests each song with supreme emotion and undeniable conviction that makes the lyrics ring true and the blues resonate with cathartic pathos. Uptempo country blues numbers (Im Movin On, Early in the Mornin) balance the mournful slow fare, and again prove Charles a master composer, interpreter, and musician who could make any style his own. The Genius Sings the Blues also speaks to legendary jazz pianist Billy Taylors initial impressions of Charles upon hearing him in a way in which few other Charles recordings do.



    Taylor recalled: While playing through some new music for a projected Ruth Brown record date, I was asked to listen to an original song played and sung by a young composer and pianist from Seattle, Washington. I can still remember how surprised I was to hear this kind of music from a Northwesterner. He reminded me of Charles Brown, another pianist-singer who was very popular in the Forties, but he had a very personal sound and there was something different about his rhythmic approach. In his handling of melody he seemed to be using devices similar to those used by Dinah Washington and a small group of popular singers who allowed their gospel singing backgrounds to influence their interpretation of popular songs... I was intrigued by the emotional quality projected by both his piano playing and his unusual voice and was not surprised when Ahmet ErtegÜn said that he wanted to let the young musician record some of his own material. He communicates just like the old blues singers, Ahmet said.



    Indeed, that innate blues aesthetic dominates this collection, as does Charles distinctive rhythmic mannerisms. Finally, hear them as theyve always been intended to be experienced.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1.Early in the Mornin'
    2.Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
    3.The Midnight Hour
    4.(Night Time Is) the Right Time
    5.Feelin' Sad
    6.Ray's Blues
    7.I'm Movin' On
    8.I Believe to My Soul
    9.Nobody Cares
    10.Mr. Charles' Blues
    11.Some Day Baby
    12.I Wonder Who
    Ray Charles
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  • What'd I Say What'd I Say Quick View

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    What'd I Say

    Ray Charles was the premier architect singer/songwriter/musician whose genius of combining jazz, blues with gospel most certainly began the American soul music movement. This modern form of R&B which would become an American way of life, forever etching itself in total with the release of his 1959 classic hit single and album What'd I Say.Other tracks included on this masterpiece are the soulful Rockhouse, You Be My Baby, & the shouter Tell Me How Do You Feel. First time on 180 G Vinyl! This limited edition lp is mastered from the original Atlantic mono tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray.
    1. What'd I Say
    2. Jumpin' In The Morning
    3. You Be My Baby
    4. Tell Me How Do You Feel
    5. What Kind Of Man Are You
    6. Rockhouse
    7. Roll With My Baby
    8. Tell All The World About You
    9. My Bonnie
    10. That's Enough
    Ray Charles
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  • Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Quick View

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    Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

    Import


    Less modern for its country-R&B blend (Elvis Presley and company did it in 1955) and lushly produced C&W tone (the Nashville sound cropped up in the late '50s) than for its place as a high-profile crossover hit, Modern Sounds in Country and Western fit right in with Ray Charles' expansive musical ways while on the Atlantic label in the '50s. In need of even more room to explore, Charles signed with ABC Paramount and eventually took full advantage of his contract's full artistic freedom clause with this collection of revamped country classics.


    Covering a period from 1939 to the early '60s, the 12 tracks here touch on old-timey fare (Floyd Tillman's It Makes No Difference to Me Now), honky tonk (three Hank Williams songs), and early countrypolitan (Don Gibson's I Can't Stop Loving You). Along with a Top Ten go at Eddy Arnold's You Don't Know Me, the Gibson cover helped the album remain at the top of the pop charts for nearly three months and brought Charles international fame. Above a mix of swinging big band charts by Gerald Wilson and strings and choir backdrops from Marty Paich, Charles' intones the sleepy-blue nuances of country crooners while still giving the songs a needed kick with his gospel outbursts. No pedal steel or fiddles here, just a fine store of inimitable interpretations.

    1. Bye Bye, Love
    2. You Don't Know Me
    3. Half As Much
    4. I Love You So Much It Hurts
    5. Just A Little Lovin'
    6. Worried Mind
    7. It Makes No Difference Now
    8. You Win Again
    9. Careless Love
    10. I Can't Stop Loving You
    11. Hey, Good Lookin'
    Ray Charles
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  • Ray Charles & Betty Carter Ray Charles & Betty Carter Quick View

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    Ray Charles & Betty Carter

    One track - Baby, It's Cold Outside - will make this one easily worth the price of admission!


    Whoa! Now we're getting into the big leagues. Ray Charles, cut from the original three-track tapes, pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings. Yowsa! And not just any Ray Charles title, mind you. Ray Charles and Betty Carter! Analogue Productions has reissued a whole lot of classics - a whole lot - but there aren't many of 'em that are a much bigger deal than this.


    This is such a romantic album. Such a warm album. Such a rich album. And, ooh, the sound! Turn the lights down. Grab that special someone. Drop the needle. And as our Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions owner would say, If nothing happens, don't blame the record!


    Originally released in 1961 on ABC-Paramount, Ray Charles and Betty Carter features startling dynamics, with Marty Paich's arrangements showcasing both punchy brass and lush strings. The showstopper, Baby, It's Cold Outside, topped the R&B charts upon its release. And jazz singer Betty Carter's vocal prowess shines on Cocktails For Two and Alone Together. Ray Charles has never sounded more romantic.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
    2. You and I
    3. Intro: Goodbye
    4. People Will Say We're In Love
    5. Cocktails For Two
    6. Side By Side
    7. Baby, It's Cold Outside
    8. Together
    9. For All We Know
    10. Takes Two To Tango
    11. Alone Together
    12. Just You, Just Me
    Ray Charles
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  • Genius + Soul = Jazz Genius + Soul = Jazz Quick View

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    Genius + Soul = Jazz

    Import

    1. From The Heart

    2. I've Got News For You
    3. Moanin'
    4. Let's Go
    5. One Mint Julep
    6. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
    7. Stompin' Room Only
    8. Mister C
    9. Strike Up The Band
    10. Birth Of The Blues
    11. Let The Good Times Roll
    Ray Charles
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  • At Newport At Newport Quick View

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    At Newport

    Import

    For his appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 5, 1958, Charles pulled out all the stops, performing raucous versions of The Right Time, his massive hit I Got A Woman and Talkin' 'Bout You. Featuring (a.o.) Bennie Crawford on baritone sax, David Fathead Newman on tenor sax and the Raylettes on backing vocals, the band is really on fire. The detailed liner notes on the album were written by Kenneth Lee Karpe.

    1. The Right Time
    2. In A Little Spanish Town
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Blues Waltz
    5. Hot Rod
    6. Talkin' About You
    7. Sherry
    8. A Fool For You
    Ray Charles
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  • The Atlantic Studio Albums In Mono The Atlantic Studio Albums In Mono Quick View

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    The Atlantic Studio Albums In Mono


    Includes 28 Page Booklet


    Ray Charles is an American artist who is best known for paving the genre of soul music in the 1950's by combining rhythm & blues, gospel, and blues styles. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Ray number 10 on their list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and was voted number 2 on their list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Timein November 2008.

    The Great Ray Charles
    1. The Ray
    2. My Melancholy Baby
    3. Black Coffee
    4. There's No You
    5. Doodlin'
    6. Sweet Sixteen Bars
    7. I Surrender Dear
    8. Undecided


    Ray Charles
    1. Ain't That Love
    2. Drown In My Own Tears
    3. come Back Baby
    4. Sinner's Prayer
    5. Funny (But I Still Love You)
    6. Losing Hand
    7. A Fool For You
    8. Hallelujah I Love Her So
    9. Mess Around
    10. This Little Girl of Mine
    11. Mary Ann
    12. Greenbacks
    13. Don't You Know
    14. I Got a Woman


    Yes Indeed!
    1. What Would I Do Without You
    2. It's All Right
    3. I Want To Know
    4. Yes Indeed!
    5. Get On The Right Track Baby
    6. Talkin' 'Bout You
    7. Swanee River Rock
    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. Blackjack
    10. The Sun's Gonna Shine Again
    11. I Had A Dream
    12. I Want A Little Girl
    13. Heartbreaker
    14. Leave My Woman Alone


    The Genius of Ray Charles
    1. Let the Good Times Roll
    2. It Had To Be You
    3. Alexander's Ragtime Band
    4. Two Years of Torture
    5. When Your Lover Has Gone
    6. Deed I Do
    7. Just For A Thrill
    8. You Won't Let Me Go
    9. Tell Me You'll Wait For Me
    10. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'
    11. Am I Blue
    12. Come Rain or Come Shine


    What'd I Say
    1. What'd I Say
    2. Jumpin' In the Mornin'
    3. You Be My Baby
    4. Tell Me How Do You Feel
    5. What Kind of Man Are You
    6. Rockhouse
    7. Roll With My Baby
    8. Tell All the World About You
    9. My Bonnie
    10. That's Enough


    The Genius After Hours
    1. The Genius After Hours
    2. Ain't Misbehavin'
    3. Dawn Ray
    4. Joy Ride
    5. Hornful Soul
    6. The Man I Love
    7. Charlesville
    8. Music, Music, Music


    The Genius Sings the Blues
    1. Early In the Mornin'
    2. Hard Time (No One Knows Better Than I)
    3. The Midnight Hour
    4. (Night Time Is) The Right Time
    5. Feelin' Sad
    6. Ray's Blues
    7. I'm Movin' On
    8. I Believe To My Soul
    9. Nobody Cares
    10. Mr. Charles' Blues
    11. Some Day Baby (Worried Life Blues)
    12. I Wonder Who

    Ray Charles
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  • Genius Loves Company Genius Loves Company Quick View

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    Genius Loves Company

    Half-speed mastered from original tapes.



    The last studio album completed by the untouchable Ray Charles before his death. Charles sings a dozen duets with a dazzling array of guest artists from virtually every genre. »We cover it all,« Charles said, »from country to R&B, pop, rock and blues. I've never let them put me in a little box, and this (record) expresses that open feeling. A beautiful song is a beautiful song - and to sing with so many beautiful singers is a blessing from God.« Genius Loves Company stands as a remarkable hallmark in a remarkable career, including duets with Norah Jones, Elton John, Van Morrison, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald, B.B. King, Gladys Knight and Johnny Mathis.



    Mastered for Pure Audiophile Records by Stan Ricker from half-inch analog tape at 30 inches per second.



    2005 Grammy Awards for Genius Loves Company:

    Record Of The Year

    Album Of The Year

    Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

    Best Pop Vocal Album

    Best Gospel Performance

    Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

    Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

    Best Surround Sound Album



    Musicians:



    • Ray Charles (p, voc)

    • Norah Jones

    • James Taylor

    • Diana Krall

    • Elton John

    • Natalie Cole

    • Bonnie Raitt

    • Willie Nelson

    • Michael McDonald

    • B.B. King

    • Gladys Knight

    • Johnny Mathis

    • Van Morrison


    1. Here We Go Again - (featuring Norah Jones)
    2. Sweet Potato Pie - (featuring James Taylor)
    3. You Don't Know Me - (featuring Diana Krall)
    4. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - (featuring Elton John)
    5. Fever - (featuring Natalie Cole)
    6. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? - (featuring Bonnie Raitt)
    7. It Was A Very Good Year - (featuring Willie Nelson)
    8. Hey Girl - (featuring Michael McDonald)
    9. Sinner's Prayer - (featuring B.B. King)
    10. Heaven Help Us All - (featuring Gladys Knight)
    11. Over The Rainbow - (featuring Johnny Mathis)
    12. Crazy Love - (featuring Van Morrison)
    Ray Charles
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  • Featuring Norah Jones Featuring Norah Jones Quick View

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    Featuring Norah Jones

    Norah Jones has a lot of friends. So many that she's been able to put together a compelling collection of her collaborations during the past decade with no less than 18 other artists. Among those invited to her party: Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Ryan Adams, Outkast, and Foo Fighters. How cool is that?


    Encompassing rock, country, pop, jazz, and more, the tracks span back to Jones' earliest recordings (a version of Roxy Music's More Than This with guitarist Charlie Hunter in 2001) and fast forward to her most recent performances, as Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John was recently cut with twee-pop darlings Belle and Sebastian. Featuring Norah Jones also includes recordings by some of Jones' own bands and side projects like The Little Willies and El Madmo, as well as performances with artists that she's toured with, including M. Ward, Sasha Dobson and Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings.


    It's so exciting and flattering and fun when I get asked to sing with somebody that I admire, explains Jones. It takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone when you're doing something with another artist. You don't know what to expect-it's kind of like being a little kid and having a playdate.

    1. Love Me - The Little Willies
    2. Virginia Moon - The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
    3. Turn Them - Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
    4. Baby It's Cold Outside - Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
    5. Bull Rider - Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
    6. Ruler Of My Heart - Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
    7. The Best Part - El Madmo
    8. Take Off Your Cool - OutKast featuring Norah Jones
    9. Life Is Better - Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
    10. Soon The New Day - Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
    11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John - Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
    12. Here We Go Again - Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
    13. Loretta - Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
    14. Dear John - Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
    15. Creepin' In - Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
    16. Court & Spark - Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
    17. More Than This - Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
    18. Blue Bayou - Norah Jones featuring M. Ward
    Norah Jones
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  • Windy City Windy City Quick View

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    Windy City

    Alison Krauss, the most awarded female artist in GRAMMY history (27 awards including Album of the Year in 2009), announced her new album, Windy City. Windy City is a beautifully curated collection of classic songs produced by Nashville Veteran Buddy Cannon. While they span different eras and musical genres, there is a unifying sensibility.


    Some of the songs are familiar like Gentle On My Mind, a signature song of Glen Campbell s, and You Don t Know Me which was a hit for Eddy Arnold and Ray Charles. Others were lesser known, like Willie Nelson s I Never Cared For You and All Alone Am I, originally recorded by Brenda Lee.

    1. Losing You
    2. It s Goodbye And So Long
    3. Windy City
    4. I Never Cared For You
    5. River In The Rain
    6. Dream Of Me
    7. Gentle On My Mind
    8. All Alone Am I
    9. Poison Love
    10. You Don t Know Me
    Alison Krauss
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  • I Remember Brother Ray I Remember Brother Ray Quick View

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    I Remember Brother Ray

    David 'Fathead' Newmanï's warm tone, occasionally terse phrasing, and always heartfelt delivery placed him in high demand by artists as diverse as B.B. King, Herbie Mann, Jane Monheit, and Gregg Allman. With over twenty recordings to his name, I Remember Brother Ray stands as an understated highlight, a record that doesn't so much jump out at you as it does gently sidle up beside you and ingratiates itself with its warmth and affability. Newman got his first big break with Ray Charles in the early '50s, playing in his band from '54 through '64 and subsequently making numerous guest appearances over the years. And so Newman entered the studio of another legend, engineer Rudy Van Gelder just two months after Charles' death to record I Remember Brother Ray, a tribute to the jazzier side of a man who regarded himself as a jazz singer anyway.


    The record evokes the ambience of a smoky bar in the early hours of the morning. Newman assembled a quintet as comfortable with the tender balladry of Georgia on My Mind as it is the soul-drenched blues of Drown in My Tears. Charles believed that the ability to play jazz permits the ability to cross over into other genres, and the playing on I Remember Brother Ray clearly supports his conviction.


    While there were quite a few Ray Charles tributes, few equaled I Remember Brother Ray for its grace, integrity, honesty, and pure connection to the true essence of Charles' legacy.

    1. Hit The Road Jack
    2. Georgia On My Mind
    3. Drown In My Tears
    4. When Your Lover Has Gone
    5. Deed I Do
    6. It Had To Be You
    7. Them That Got (I Ain't Got Nothing Yet)
    David Fathead Newman
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    The Blues Brothers Original Soundtrack

    Import


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Original 1980 Soundtrack


    First Pressing Of 2000 Numbered Copies On Blue Vinyl


    Comic actors John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd rightfully get credit for exposing many people to the music of Blues and R&B veterans. The soundtrack to their hugely successful musical comedy Blues Brothers was released on June 20, 1980 as the second album by the Blues Brothers Band, which also toured that year to promote the film.


    The rollicking remake of the Spencer Davis Group's Gimme Some Lovin' was a Billboard Top 20 hit, featuring an arrangement notable for the horn section that replaces Steve Winwood's rumbling organ work. Ray Charles has a good time with Shake a Tail Feather, and he's helped out by Jake and Elwood Blues (Belushi and Aykroyd, respectively). The cover of Solomon Burke's Everybody Needs Somebody to Love is a lot of fun, thanks to the great overall rhythm and Elwood's lightning-fast stage rap, while James Brown and the Reverend James Cleveland Choir provide a blast of gospel music on Old Landmark. Aretha Franklin's Think is explosive, and Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher is slyly irresistible.


    The first 2000 copies are numbered and pressed on blue vinyl!

    1. She Caught The Katy
    2. Peter Gunn Theme
    3. Gimme Some Lovin'
    4. Shake Your Tailfeather
    5. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
    6.The Old Landmark
    7. Think
    8. Theme From Rawhide
    9. Minnie The Moocher
    10. Sweet Home Chicago
    11. Jailhouse Rock
    Blues Brothers
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    Ray Charles (Awaiting Repress)


    First Time On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!


    Ray Charles' Stunning Atlantic Records Debut!


    The One That Started The Genius Of Soul Phenomenon!


    Mastered For The First Time From The Original Monophonic Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Ray Charles was the premiere architect singer/songwriter/musician whose "genius" of combining jazz, blues
    with gospel most certainly began the American soul music movement. This modern form of R&B which would become
    an American way of life forever etched itself in total with the release of his classic #1 hit single I Got a Woman from
    his stunning debut 1957 album Ray Charles.


    Fused with heavy blues, gospel and rock and roll, I Got a Woman was one of Ray's very first top charting hits
    soon to be followed by other #1 smash hit singles like Mess Around and A Fool for You. More hit singles graced his first
    album as well with Hallelujah I Love Her So, Ain't That Love and This Little Girl of Mine. The Ray Charles album itself
    on its own merit is truly a Greatest Hits LP, whereby most of these early Ray Charles' hit tracks have been covered
    hundreds of times by some of the most important voices in popular music, like The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Steve
    Miller Band, Van Morrison, Peggy Lee, Johnny Winter, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder and many others.


    Also included on this debut masterpiece are some of Ray Charles' more definitive blues rockers like the powerful
    Come Back Baby, the rockin' Greenbacks, the #1 blues rocker Mary Ann, and the brilliant soul sounds of Don't You
    Know, Drown in My Own Tears and Losing Hand.


    The Ray Charles album forever etched the name superstar and genius with Ray Charles as the LP reached the
    upper rungs of the popular, jazz and R&B charts and has become an American institution which will forever stand the
    test of time. Being one of his rarest LP's of his career, the magnificent album has not been officially released on vinyl
    in over five decades and fetches hundreds of dollars for a mint used copy if you can even find one.


    Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time ever 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP of the Ray Charles'
    classic Ray Charles. As another installment in our treasured Ray Charles/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, his
    amazing debut LP is mastered from the original monophonic Atlantic Records' tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music
    Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster. This masterwork truly sounds exceptional and will become one
    of the more important roots albums to be reissued in quite some time for the audiophile vinyl domain.


    This limited edition release also comes with the original album cover graphics of Marvin Israel, featuring the
    stunning liner notes by Guy Remark.


    The album will be packaged in a poly bag to preserve the rich details of the legendary cover art as well as a poly
    lined inner sleeve to protect your vinyl purchase for years to come. I Got a Woman!!!

    1. Ain't That Love
    2. Drown in My Own Tears
    3. Come Back Baby
    4. Sinner's Prayer
    5. Funny (But I Still Love You)
    6. Losing Hand
    7. A Fool for You
    8. Hallelujah I Love Her So
    9. Mess Around
    10. This Little Girl of Mine
    11. Mary Ann
    12. Greenbacks
    13. Don't You Know
    14. I Got a Woman
    Ray Charles
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    Soul Brothers (Awaiting Repress)


    Features Alto Sax Performances By Ray Charles, And Milt Jackson's Only Recording On Guitar


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes By Bernie Grundman


    Press On 180gram Audiophile-grade Vinyl At Pallas In Germany


    The rare opportunity to hear Milt Jackson step out
    from behind his familiar vibraphones to play piano,
    and partner Ray Charles, in addition to manning the
    88s, blow on the alto saxophone for two numbers,
    shouldn't be missed. Particularly on this LP, which
    portrays the 1957 collaboration within a huge, naturally
    vibrant soundstage. Mastered from the original master
    tapes and press on 180 gram vinyl, this edition lays
    bare the relaxed, bluesy, often-boppish jazz on display
    from these two giants. With stellar support, the two
    headliners treat this affair as a backroom woodshedding
    session.

    1. How Long Blues
    2. Cosmic Ray
    3. The Genius After Hours
    4. Charlesville
    5. Bags of Blues
    6. 'Deed I Do
    7. Blue Funk
    Milt Jackson & Ray Charles
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    Mad Dogs & Englishmen

    Import


    Mad Dogs and Englishmen is Joe Cocker's legendary live album, recorded in 1970 at the Fillmore East.


    For this record Joe Cocker created a unique sound: a veritable definition of big-band rock with three dozen players working behind the singer.
    Mad Dogs and Englishmen consists mostly of covers, drawing equally from rock (The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Bob Dylan, The Beatles) and soul (Ray Charles, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding), and is as much a showcase for arranger & bandleader Leon Russell as it is for Joe Cocker.


    As we now know the tour from which this album was drawn took a heavy toll on Joe Cocker and especially his vocal chords because the music was presented on such a grand scale.


    Nevertheless, the music still stands to this date and beyond.

    LP 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Honky Tonk Women
    3. Introduction
    4. Sticks And Stones
    5. Cry Me A River
    6. Bird On The Wire 6:15
    7. Feelin' Alright
    8. Superstar
    9. Introduction
    10. Let's Go Get Stoned


    LP 2
    Blue Medley:
    1a I'll Drown In My Own Tears
    1b When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
    1c I've Been Loving You Too Long
    2. Introduction
    3. Girl From The North Country
    4. Give Peace A Chance
    5. Introduction
    6. She Came In Thru The Bathroom Window
    7. Space Captain
    8. The Letter
    9. Delta Lady

    Joe Cocker
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    Genius Loves Company (10th Anniversary) (Awaiting Repress)

    Upon its release in 2004, few could have predicted the extraordinary, game-changing effect that Ray Charles' final recording would have on both his career and the industry as a whole. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the legend's milestone recording, Concord/Hear Music will release a special 2LP, 45RPM, 180-gram Vinyl Edition.


    One of Charles' most inspirational and historically significant albums, Genius Loves Company captures the genius of the music icon in his last studio recording pairing him with legendary guest artists including Norah Jones, Diana Krall, James Taylor, Elton John, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt to name a few. The album went on to receive an astounding 8 GRAMMY® Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. To help launch a then-groundbreaking consumer marketing campaign, Genius Loves Company was tapped as the first original release through the Starbucks Hear Music imprint in conjunction with Concord Music Group. Since its release on August 31st, 2004, Genius Loves Company has been certified multi-platinum with worldwide sales in excess of 5 million copies.


    Produced by John Burk, Concord Music Group's chief creative officer, and co-produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, Genius Loves Company garnered critical acclaim upon its release. NPR All Things Considered hailed, "It's got flashes of fire you wouldn't expect from such a setting, gems of phrasing that remind you how Ray Charles transformed the wreckage of heartbreak into poignant sound," and Rolling Stone added, "the tone is reverential and warm, as the Genius sings "


    "Ray was shocked that these people wanted to sing with him," recalls Ray Charles Foundation president Valerie Ervin. "He just didn't understand the magnitude of where he was in the industry. As weak as he became he made sure he gave his best for every artist that was there for him."


    "Ray Charles was one of those rare artists who, throughout his incredible career, had far-reaching impact that forever changed the conventions of popular music as well as the music business," said Concord Music Group chief creative officer John Burk. "Looking back at the last 10 years, it's clear that this album was certainly no exception. We are humbled, honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a musical giant, and we are eternally grateful to Ray for elevating both Concord Records and Hear Music to new heights, far beyond our wildest dreams ten years ago."

    1. Here We Go Again with Norah Jones
    2. Sweet Potato Pie with James Taylor
    3. You Don't Know Me with Diana Krall
    4. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word with Elton John
    5. Fever with Natalie Cole
    6. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? with Bonnie Raitt
    7. It Was A Very Good Year with Willie Nelson
    8. Hey Girl with Michael McDonald
    9. Sinner's Prayer with B.B. King
    10. Heaven Help Us All with Gladys Knight
    11. Over The Rainbow with Johnny Mathis
    12. Crazy Love with Van Morrison
    Ray Charles
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    Sirens Of Song

    A purveyor and survivor of Britpop (with band Squeeze), solo artist, author, and television presenter, Jools Holland is prominent as one of British music's most recognized and trustworthy.


    A couple of years back, Holland's talent for composition was refreshed with 2012's The Golden Age Of Song, a star-studded effort. Holland must have had the itch to repeat that highly successful and pleasant experience, only this time around he's kept it between him and the ladies. What emerges is 14 tracks of originals and reworked gems starring some of the best female voices in the business.


    What Holland nails here are his choices of leading ladies for each track, which offer so much in the way of delightfully surprising and sublime covers. Jamaican songstress Ruby Turner sasses up Ray Charles' Jumpin' In The Morning, our own pop princess Kylie Minogue puts her pout to The Clash's Should I Stay Or Should I Go, and Emeli SandÉ admirably takes on 1920s standard Love Me Or Leave Me. Among the standouts, though, are Louise Marshall's A Vow, a poem by one of Holland's favourite English poets, Wendy Cope; Joss Stone's soulful attack in Letting Me Down; and the playful ska in Monkey Man, brought to life by the late, great Amy Winehouse.


    Holland's orchestra never falters, nor do the man's fingers on the ivories, and running throughout is a vibrant sense of celebration for not only these skilfull lasses but for the sheer act of making music with many different talents.


    -Carley Hall (The Music)

    1. Jumping In the Morning - By Jools Holland & Ruby Turner
    2. Letting Me Down - By Jools Holland & Joss Stone
    3. Love Me Or Leave Me - By Jools Holland & Emeli SandÉ
    4. A Vow - By Jools Holland & Louise Marshall
    5. Monkey Man - By Jools Holland & Amy Winehouse
    6. Should I Stay Or should I Go - By Jools Holland & Kylie Minogue
    7. Sweet Bitter Love - By Jools Holland & Mabel Ray
    8. See-Line Woman - By Jools Holland & Laura Mvula
    9. Lost Mind - By Jools Holland & Rumer
    10. Top To Bottom Boogie - By Jools Holland & Imelda May
    11. Night & Day - By Jools Holland & KT Tunstall
    12. I Wish - By Jools Holland & Melanie C
    13. I Still Went Wrong - By Jools Holland & Ruby Turner
    14. Ain't Misbehavin' - By Jools Holland & Eartha Kitt
    Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
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    Continued

    Import

    Continued is the second album released by swamprocker Tony Joe White. Recorded at Monument Studios, Nashville and Lyn-Lou Studios, Memphis in 1969 and released the same year, the album contained the single Roosevelt And Ira Lee. It was produced by Billy Swan and engineered by Tommy Strong and Mort Thomasson.


    The album contains the track Rainy Night In Georgia popularized by R&B vocalist Brook Benton in 1970. It reached #4 on the Pop Singles and #2 on the Adult Contemporary charts, respectively. The RIAA certified the single Gold for sales of one million copies. In 2004, it was ranked #498 on the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. David Ruffin recorded a cover version of the song the same year as Benton, however, Motown for unknown reasons did not release the album.


    The song has been covered by a number of musicians, including Ray Charles, Otis Rush, Randy Crawford, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Amos Garrett, Hank Williams, Jr., Shelby Lynne, John Holt, Nicky Thomas, by the duet of Conway Twitty and Sam Moore, Aaron Neville, and reggae band The Gladiators.

    1. Elements And Things
    2. Roosevelt And Ira Lee (Night Of The Mossacin)
    3. Woodpecker
    4. Rainy Night In Georgia
    5. For Le Ann
    6. Old Man Willis
    7. Woman With Soul
    8. I Want You
    9. I Thought I Knew You Well
    10. The Migrant
    Tony Joe White
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    Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue


    Musical Icon And Visionary Van Morrison's Duets: Re-working The Catalogue Is The 35th Studio Album Of His Storied Career


    The Album Was Produced By Van Morrison Along With Don Was And Bob Rock.


    Morrison Re-recorded Some Of His Favorite Songs From Throughout His Catalog, Enlisting Some Of The Artists He Most Respects To Perform Along With Him To Re-imagine Them


    Van Morrison is considered one of the most prolific recording artists and extraordinary live performers of our time.
    He has received a multitude of awards and accolades including 6 Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, an OBE, an Ivor
    Novello, has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and possesses honorary doctorates from Queen's
    University Belfast and the University of Ulster, as well as entry into the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres, all
    illustrating the international reach of Van's musical art. Van Morrison has collaborated with, among others, John
    Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Lonnie Donegan, Mose Allison and Tom Jones, all confirming the breadth of his musical
    reach. His visionary songwriting and mastery of many genres continues to shine on albums celebrating and
    re-exploring his blues, jazz, skiffle and country roots. With one of the most revered catalogues in music history, his
    talents as a composer, singer and performer are unmatched.

    1. Some Peace of Mind with Bobby Womack
    2. Lord, If I Ever Needed Someone with Mavis Staples
    3. Higher Than The World with George Benson
    4. Wild Honey with Joss Stone
    5. Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby with P.J. Proby
    6. Carrying a Torch with Clare Teal
    7. The Eternal Kansas City with Gregory Porter
    8. Streets Of Arklow with Mick Hucknall
    9. These Are The Days with Natalie Cole
    10. Get On With The Show with Georgie Fame
    11. Rough God Goes Riding with Shana Morrison
    12. Fire in the Belly with Steve Winwood
    13. Born To Sing with Chris Farlowe
    14. Irish Heartbeat with Mark Knopfler
    15. Real Real Gone with Michael BublÉ
    16. How Can A Poor Boy with Taj Mahal
    Van Morrison
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    Rain Crow

    "With a deep, come-hither voice" (Mother Jones) and an "ability to turn that throbbing, thumping uh-uhh hazy guitar beat" (PopMatters), the "King of Swamp Rock" Tony Joe White will release his 19th studio album, Rain Crow, on Yep Roc Records. Recorded at his own studio and produced by his son, Jody White, Rain Crow summons recollections of long ago, when animals foretold the weather, tongue-talking worshippers proved their faith by handling snakes and a "bad wind" could drive a man to edge of insanity.


    The nine-song set features new compositions White wrote over the past three years, including co-writes with his wife, Leann, and Billy Bob Thornton on "The Middle of Nowhere." Known for popularizing swamp music, he wrote gems like "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night in Georgia," and has had his songs performed by Elvis, Ray Charles, and Tina Turner.

    1. Hoochie Woman
    2. The Bad Wind
    3. Rain Crow
    4. The Opening of the Box
    5. Right Back in the Fire
    6. The Middle of Nowhere
    7. Conjure Child
    8. Where Do They Go
    9. Tell Me A Swamp Story
    Tony Joe White
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    Tribute to Uncle Ray

    Import


    Wonder's second LP, recorded and released when he was only 12 years old, is a tribute to Ray Charles. As the original liner notes state, Little Stevie Wonder, Tamla's 11-year-old musical genius, is blind, a similarity he shares with a famed musician and vocalist of today. Though this is perhaps not the most subtle of tribute albums and a clear cash in attempt from Motown, who were still looking for a way to market their new-found talent, the results are still fantastic. Little Stevie powers his way through a grip of Charles' classics as well as some original songs done in the Charles style and while the LP failed to score a hit, it's an enjoyable listen that shows a glimpse of the super star talent that was soon to emerge.

    1. Hallelujah I Love Her So
    2. Ain't That Love
    3. Don't You Know
    4. The Masquerade
    5. Frankie & Johnny
    6. Drown In My Own Tears
    7. Come Back Baby
    8. Mary Ann
    9. Sunset
    10. My Baby's Gone
    Stevie Wonder
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