Ray Sings Basie Swings CD (2006)

Artist: Ray Charles

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Product Overview

This soulful album features the legendary Ray Charles with his poignant vocals floating over the talented Count Basie Orchestra. Unforgettable songs on the album include Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Let the Good Times Roll, and Georgia on My Mind.

Track Listing
1. Oh What A Beautiful Morning - (with Ray Charles/Count Basie)
2. Let The Good Times Roll - (with Ray Charles/Count Basie)
3. How Long Has This Been Going On? - (with Ray Charles/Count Basie)
4. Every Saturday Night - (with Ray Charles/Count Basie)
5. I Can't Stop Loving You - (with Ray Charles/Count Basie)
6. Cryin' Time - (with Ray Charles/Count Basie)
7. Busted - (with Ray Charles/Count Basie)
8. Come Live With Me - (with Ray Charles/Count Basie)
9. Feel So Bad - (with Ray Charles/Count Basie)
10. Long And Winding Road, The - (with Ray Charles/Count Basie)
11. Look What They've Done To My Song - (with Ray Charles/Count Basie)
12. Georgia On My Mind - (with Ray Charles/Count Basie)


Label Concord Jazz/universal
SKU 202993434
UPC 888072300262
UPC 14 00888072300262
Format CD
Release Date 10/3/2006
Author Ray Charles
Associated Artist/Work Brown, James
Associated Artist/Work Davis, Miles
Associated Artist/Work Dio
Associated Artist/Work Fitzgerald, Ella
Associated Artist/Work Hooker, John Lee
Associated Artist/Work Horn, Shirley
Associated Artist/Work Jackson, Milt
Associated Artist/Work Jones, Norah
Associated Artist/Work Krall, Diana
Associated Artist/Work Laine, Cleo
Associated Artist/Work Nelson, Willie
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Scofield, John
Technical Info
Producer Gregg Field
CatalogID 30026
Lable Name Concord
Released 10/03/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00888072300262
Album Notes and Credits
Ray Charles: Ray Charles (vocals, piano); Will Matthews (guitar); Marshall McDonald (flute, alto saxophone); Scotty Barnhart (trumpet); Clarence Banks (trombone); Tony Suggs (piano); James Leary (bass instrument); Butch Miles (drums); Patti Austin, Valerie Pinkston (background vocals).
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "[H]ere's Charles singing classics like 'Busted' and 'I Can't Stop Loving You,' even covering 'The Long and Winding Road,' at his expressive height."
Down Beat (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he result comes off as a well done big band set....It's wonderful to have these new versions with the Basie band added for solid support."
Artist Bio
Born in extreme poverty in Georgia, Ray Charles Robinson grew up in Greenville, Florida. He was slowly blinded by glaucoma until, by the age of seven, he had lost his sight completely. Earlier, he had been forced to cope with the tragic death of his brother, whom he had seen drown in a water tub. He learned to read and write music in Braille and was proficient on several instruments by the time he left school. His mother Aretha died when Ray was 15, and he continued to have a shared upbringing with Mary Jane (the first wife of his absent father). Dropping his surname in deference to the boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson, Ray Charles drifted around the Florida circuit, picking up work where he could, before moving across the country to Seattle. Here he continued his itinerant career, playing piano at several nightclubs in a style reminiscent of Nat "King" Cole and a vocal similar to Charles Brown.
Disc 1
1 Oh What a Beautiful Morning
2 Let the Good Times Roll
3 How Long Has This Been Going On?
4 Every Saturday Night
5 I Can't Stop Loving You
6 Cryin' Time
7 Busted
8 Come Live With Me
9 Feel So Bad
10 Long and Winding Road, The
11 Look What They've Done to My Song
12 Georgia on My Mind
Product Attributes
Artist Charles,Ray
Label Concord Jazz
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