||Birth of Soul - The Complete Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Recordings, 1952-1959 CDs (1991) |
Mary Ann Fisher albums This digitally remastered box set includes a 32-page booklet with an essay by Robert Palmer, complete credits and discography, and numerous illustrations.
Digitally remastered by Ted Jensen (July 1991, Sterling Sound, New York, New York).
This excellent three-disc box set compiles the whole of Charles' output during his trail-blazing tenure with Atlantic Records in the '50s. Though the ...
||Very Best Of Ray Charles Vol. 2 CD (2000) |
Mary Ann Fisher CD discography Digitally remastered by Doug Sax and Terry Howard (The Mastering Lab).
Jazz (big band and small-group), blues, R&B, soul, pop, country, early rock & roll--Ray Charles has performed in all these genres, and enriched them by combining their elements. He has influenced, directly or indirectly, almost every major pop singer to appear in his wake.
"It Should've Been Me" and "Lonely Avenue" are fine examples of pre-superstardom Charles, raw yet focused, with little or no pop polish--the sound of soul music being born. With "Crying Time" and "Born to Lose," where Charles unselfconsciously charges country music with his R&B/gospel roots, he virtually invented the style of country-soul. He wrings the Beatles' "Yesterday" and Buck Owens' "Together Again" for all they're worth, taking the songs and exalting them with a mix of gospel passion and barroom grit. This collection is an excellent companion to VOLUME 1, and an affordable way to appreciate the scope of the man's career.
Includes liner notes ...