Ray Charles

Genius + Soul = Jazz

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180 Gram LP

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The Complete Album + 1 Bonus Track.
One of the best examples of soul-jazz crossover from the early 1960s, this record features Ray Charles in the company of members of the Count Basie band, including such soloists as trumpeters Clark Terry, Thad Jones and Joe Newman. Most of the album is instrumental and swings vivaciously, although Charles does sing on "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town" and "I've Got News for You." One of the instrumentals, "One Mint Julep," would give Charles one of his most unexpected hits. Quincy Jones wrote half of the album's arrangements, while Ralph Burns provided the other half. It received a 4½-star rating in AllMusic.
180 gram vinyl

Track B6 is a bonus track.


A1 From The Heart
A2 I've Got News For You
A3 Moanin'
A4 Let's Go
A5 One Mint Julep
B1 I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
B2 Stompin' Room Only
B3 Mister C
B4 Strike Up The Band
B5 Birth Of The Blues
B6 Let The Good Times Roll