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VA - Surprise Party (2014) {Wagram Music}

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VA - Surprise Party (2014) {Wagram Music}

VA - Surprise Party (2014) {Wagram Music}
EAC Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 541 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 222 mb
Genre: oldies

Surprise Party is a 2014 compilation of some of the most influential party tracks in rock & roll. Originally a 5CD box set, this is an edited version done digitally so it would be limited to about two compact discs worth. This was released by Wagram, with some of the tracks targeting the label's French audience.

Ray Charles - The Very Best Of Ray Charles (2014) 5CD Box Set

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Ray Charles - The Very Best Of Ray Charles (2014) 5CD Box Set

Ray Charles - The Very Best Of Ray Charles (2014) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.64 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 718 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb | 05:10:41
Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Jazz, Big Band, Soul, Funk, Gospel | Label: Wagram | # 3299892

Ray Charles was the musician most responsible for developing soul music. Singers like Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson also did a great deal to pioneer the form, but Charles did even more to devise a new form of black pop by merging '50s R&B with gospel-powered vocals, adding plenty of flavor from contemporary jazz, blues, and (in the '60s) country. Then there was his singing; his style was among the most emotional and easily identifiable of any 20th century performer, up there with the likes of Elvis and Billie Holiday. He was also a superb keyboard player, arranger, and bandleader. The brilliance of his 1950s and '60s work, however, can't obscure the fact that he made few classic tracks after the mid-'60s, though he recorded often and performed until the year before his death.

Ray Charles - Berlin, 1962 (1996)

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Ray Charles - Berlin, 1962 (1996)

Ray Charles - Berlin, 1962 (1996)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 360 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: R&B, Soul | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (PACD-5301-2)

An hour of previously unreleased live music from Ray Charles in his prime. During this era he was touring with a big band including saxophonists David "Fathead" Newman and Hank Crawford, as well as background singers the Raelettes. The fidelity is excellent, and the set includes Charles standards like "One Mint Julep," "I Got a Woman," "Georgia on My Mind," "Hallelujah I Love Her So," "I Believe to My Soul," "Hit the Road, Jack," "Unchain My Heart," and "What'd I Say." Yet most fans will probably much prefer the more compact, small-combo arrangements of the studio versions. The horn charts offer an interesting contrast, but these live performances may be a little too stagey for optimum results, with some detours from hard R&B into popular standards.

Willie Nelson & Friends - Live And Kickin' (2003) [Re-Up]

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Willie Nelson & Friends - Live And Kickin' (2003) [Re-Up]

Willie Nelson & Friends - Live And Kickin' (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Label: Lost Highway/UMG | # 0008817038629 | Time: 00:57:57
Country Pop, Country Rock, Pop/Rock

Live and Kickin' is a 2003 live album by Willie Nelson, featuring music stars of diverse genres like Eric Clapton, Shania Twain, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Steven Tyler, Wyclef Jean, ZZ Top, Paul Simon.

VA - Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs (2001) {GMG}

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VA - Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs (2001) {GMG}

VA - Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs (2001) {GMG}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 298 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 132 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz, blues

Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs is a 2001 Russian-made compilation CD of powerful jazz music of the romantic variety. This was released by GMG Records, listed as ООО «ГМГ-Компакт» elsewhere.

Ray Charles - Heartbreaker (2019)

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Ray Charles - Heartbreaker (2019)

Ray Charles - Heartbreaker (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 322 mb | 54:04 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 131 mb
Jazz, R&B, Soul | Label: Carillon Music

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known professionally as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray". He was often referred to as "The Genius". Charles was blind from the age of seven. He pioneered the genre of soul music during the 1950s by combining blues, rhythm and blues, and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic Records.

Ray Charles - The Spirit Of Christmas (1985) [Re-Up]

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Ray Charles - The Spirit Of Christmas (1985) [Re-Up]

Ray Charles - The Spirit Of Christmas (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Artwork included | 00:43:67
Holidays, Christmas Standarts, Vocal Jazz, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Columbia | # CK 40125

Recorded in 1985, The Spirit of Christmas finds Ray Charles performing a variety of holiday favorites with vocal assistance from the Raelettes and an appearance by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. The ten tracks mix standards and originals, including "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," and the ballad "That Spirit of Christmas," which was featured in the movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. The Spirit of Christmas is perfect background music for any holiday celebration.

Ray Charles + The Count Basie Orchestra - Ray Sings, Basie Swings (2006)

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Ray Charles + The Count Basie Orchestra - Ray Sings, Basie Swings (2006)

Ray Charles + The Count Basie Orchestra - Ray Sings, Basie Swings (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans ~ 247 Mb
Label: Hear Music, Concord, Universal | # 0888072322262 | Time: 00:48:25
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Jazz-Blues

Ray Sings, Basie Swings is a posthumous album that mixes previously unreleased Ray Charles vocal performances, recorded at live concerts in the mid-1970s, with newly recorded instrumental tracks by the contemporary Count Basie Orchestra.

Ray Charles - My World (1993)

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Ray Charles - My World (1993)

Ray Charles - My World (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 307 MB | Covers - 37 MB
Genre: Soul | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Bros. Records (9 26735-2)

My World marked an attempt to somewhat "modernize" Ray Charles by incorporating elements of hip-hop and New Jack swing into his trademark sound. As a result, the record has aged poorly; the highlights are the songs done in Charles' usual inimitable style, including a reading of Leon Russell's "A Song for You" and a soulful rendition of Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years."

Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles (1959) [MFSL, 2012]

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Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles (1959) [MFSL, 2012]

Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles (1959) [MFSL, 2012]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 145 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2055)

The Genius of Ray Charles is a 1959 album by Ray Charles. In 2003, the album was ranked number 263 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Some players from Ray Charles' big band are joined by many ringers from the Count Basie and Duke Ellington bands for the first half of this program, featuring Charles belting out six songs arranged by Quincy Jones. "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Deed I Do" are highlights, and there are solos by tenorman David "Fathead" Newman, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, and (on "Two Years of Torture") tenor Paul Gonsalves. The remaining six numbers are ballads, with Charles backed by a string orchestra arranged by Ralph Burns. Charles' voice is heard throughout in peak form, giving soul to even the veteran standards.

Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [MFSL, 2010] (Repost)

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Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [MFSL, 2010] (Repost)

Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [MFSL, 2010]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 120 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Piano Blues, R&B, Soul | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2049), Mono

The Genius Sings the Blues began as a simple compilation. Comprised of a dozen songs Ray Charles made between 1952 and 1960, the collection was released in 1961 by Atlantic Records to counter the singer’s 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 pianist’s indelible rhythmic pace, gospel roots, jazz backgrounds, and Southern-styled accents…