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Ray Charles – The Original Ray Charles (1961/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ray Charles – The Original Ray Charles (1961/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 31:14 minutes | 490 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Hollywood Records

Originally a 1961 “Limited Edition For Collectors” vinyl-only release, The Original Ray Charles documents 12 of the earliest singles from Charles’ discography on the Hollywood Records label.

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Ray Charles – Ray Charles At Newport (1958/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ray Charles – Ray Charles At Newport (1958/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:45 minutes | 1,69 GB | Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

Ray Charles at Newport is a 1958 live album of Ray Charles’ July 5, 1958 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. The detailed liner notes on the album were written by Kenneth Lee Karpe. All tracks from this Newport album, along with all tracks from his 1959 Herndon Stadium performance in Atlanta, were also released on the Atlantic compilation LP, Ray Charles Live. A later CD reissue of that compilation album included a previously unissued song from the 1958 Newport concert, “Swanee River Rock”.

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Ray Charles – Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Ray Charles – Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 37:07 minutes | 440 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Impulse!

Genius + Soul = Jazz is a 1961 album by Ray Charles featuring big band arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns. Charles is accompanied by two groups drawn from members of The Count Basie Band and from the ranks of top New York session players. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Ray Charles – Live at Montreux (1997) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p

Title: Ray Charles – Live at Montreux
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Jazz

Production/Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Duration: 01:11:27
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video, 1080i (1920×1080) / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio 1: DTS-HD Master, Audio 5054 kbps, 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio 2: Dolby Digital Audio, 640 kbps, 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
Audio 3: LPCM Audio, 2304 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 17.48 GB

The unforgettable Ray Charles swings and sings with the best of them in this finger-snapping live performance at the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival. The legend shows off his prodigious talents and wows the audience with such tunes as “I Don’t Know,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Mississippi Mud,” “Busted,” “You Made Me Love You,” “Angelina,” “Song for You,” “Do It to Me Slow,” “Shadows of My Mind,” “People Will Say We’re in Love” and more.

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Ray Charles – The Atlantic Studio Albums In Mono (2016) (Remastered) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ray Charles – The Atlantic Studio Albums In Mono (2016) (Remastered)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 42:59 minutes | 2,72 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

A music legend like no other, Ray Charles earned the nickname “Genius” for recording countless jazz, country, R&B and pop masterpieces during a career that spanned seven decades. This Box Set features mono mixes for the seven outstanding solo studio albums he recorded for Atlantic Records. For this new collection, the following albums have been fully remastered from the original mono analog tapes, echoing the experience of the era, when most fans were hearing music on record players, jukeboxes and radios that played music monaurally: Ray Charles (1957), The Great Ray Charles (1957), Yes, Indeed! (1958), What’d I Say (1959), The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959), The Genius After Hours (1961), and The Genius Sings The Blues (1961).

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Ray Charles – The Genius After Hours (1961/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ray Charles – The Genius After Hours (1961/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:13 minutes | 683 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

The Genius After Hours is a 1961 album by Ray Charles. All of the songs were taken from the same three studio sessions that created the album The Great Ray Charles which featured the use of both a trio and a septet; the later arranged by Quincy Jones.

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Ray Charles – Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music, Vols 1 & 2 (Remastered) (2009/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ray Charles – Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music, Vols 1 & 2 (Remastered) (2009/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:14:06 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Concord Records

Ray Charles’s Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volumes 1 & 2 are major landmarks in American culture. Charles demonstrated that great songs with signature performances work in all genres. “I Can’t Stop Loving You” was a standard in country, soul and R&B, as he proved. Modern Sounds also brought America together during the Sixties’ civil rights movement. Charles became one of the first recording artists to have ownership and complete control of the masters. Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music has been listed among the greatest albums of all time, along with the Beatles, Dylan, Motown, Springsteen, Hendrix and the Beach Boys.

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Ray Charles and Count Basie Orchestra – Ray Sings, Basie Swings (2006) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Ray Charles & Count Basie Orchestra – Ray Sings, Basie Swings (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 48:29 minutes | 995 MB | Genre: R&B
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet

Ray Sings, Basie Swings combines archival, never-before-heard Ray Charles vocal recordings with brand-new performances by the Count Basie Orchestra. This ground breaking album gives listeners the unprecedented experience of hearing Ray Charles at the dazzling peak of his vocal prowess. Ray Sings, Basie Swings was created with the most up-to-date recording and mixing technology, offering sound quality that is state-of-the art.

The producers discovered archival reels of Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra performing live together in 1973. Although the vocals were superior, the remaining elements were of extremely poor quality. They decided to bring the current Basie Orchestra into the studio and, using the latest technology, they carefully and painstakingly laid down a new instrumental backdrop for Charles’ towering vocals.

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Ray Charles – Ray Charles And Betty Carter – Dedicated To You (1961/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ray Charles – Ray Charles And Betty Carter – Dedicated To You (1961/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:17:48 minutes | 1,48 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Ray Charles’s decision to cut an album of duets with then-rising jazz singer Betty Carter defines the phrase “unerring instinct.” Charles responds to Carter’s gorgeous voice and compelling melodic changes with some of his softest singing; you might say that this already masterful conduit of emotion got in touch with his feminine side on this 1961 date. The opening and closing cuts of the girls’-names theme album Dedicated to You, another ’61 LP that fills out this 78-minute disc, demonstrate Brother Ray’s touch for transforming unlikely material into expressions of his own funky essence. His amused big-band celebrations of “Hardhearted Hannah” and “Sweet Georgia Brown” sit alongside sublime portraits of “Stella by Starlight” and “Ruby” on an underappreciated set that’s a perfect match for the Charles-Carter sides. –Rickey Wright

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Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack / The Danger Zone (Mono Version) (1961/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack / The Danger Zone (Mono Version) (1961/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 8:20 minutes | 78 MB | Genre: R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © BnF Collection

“Ray Charles ‎– Hit the Road Jack / The Danger Zone” was originally released in 1961 as 7″ 45 RPM vinyl EP by Véga Records, the French distributor for ABC-Paramount. ~ From the collection of Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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