Ray Charles - Ray Sings Basie Swings


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Product No.:
APUR 012
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP  
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Ray Sings Basie Swings combines archival, never-before-heard Ray Charles vocal recordings with brand new performances by the Count Basie Orchestra. This groundbreaking release 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 of this project discovered archival reels of Ray Charles performing live 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.

Oh What A Beautiful Morning
Let The Good Times Roll
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Every Saturday Night
Cryin' Time
I Can't Stop Loving You
Come Live With Me
Feel So Bad
The Long And Winding Road
Look What They've Done To My Song
Georgia On My Mind
Them That Got

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

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posted on 09/12/2009
5 Stars
I am stunned by how good this album is. Ray is in total top form, and the new arrangements are excellent. The lp is more open than the cd, and Ray's voice just sits in the mix great. This album is a labor of love by those who spent the time to finally meld Rays recording of years ago with modern arrangements played by the current Basie band. No matter how hard you listen you will still think Ray and the band made this recording at the same time. I love this album and if you love Ray you HAVE to get this!!!


posted on 01/17/2008
5 Stars
The music is great and the sound is out of this world. It is as if God brought Ray back to sing in my family room! The Basie band is a perfect match for Ray's vocals.

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