Ray Charles The Genius Sings The Blues (1961)

Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [MFSL 2010] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [MFSL 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 33:53 minutes | Scans included | 697 MB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 391 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2049
Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [MFSL UDSACD 2049, 2010]

Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [MFSL UDSACD 2049, 2010]
R&B, Piano Blues | EAC rip | WavPack: IMG+CUE+EAC/log -> 136 MB | Mono, CD layer only
34:26 min | scans | RAR inc. 3% recovery | Mobile Fidelity UDSACD 2049

Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961)  

Posted by tvso12 at Nov. 26, 2009
Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961)

Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961)
Soul / R&B | 1CD | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 79 Mb
Label: Rhino/Wea UK | Language: English
Ray Charles – The Genius Hits The Road (1960 - Comp. 1997 With Bonus Tracks)

Ray Charles – The Genius Hits The Road (1960 - Comp. 1997 With Bonus Tracks)
Rhino | 1960-Comp.1997 | Blues Jazz | FLAC+CUE+MQ-Covers (300Dpi) | NO LOG | 356Mb+3Mb

Thank Rhino for reissuing this overlooked 1960 album. This was his first after he split from Atlantic for ABC/Paramount. People like to think that his ABC/Paramount period starts with MODERN SOUNDS, but you can see the "road" Ray's traveling with this album. Most of the orchestration is done with a lot of taste and not syrupy as might plague some later recordings. These cuts sound classic today and not dated, well, except for the silliness over Deep in the Heart of Texas.
Enjoy this album for more than Ray's signature tune of Georgia on my Mind, Ray's solo on Moon over Miami, for example. The bonus cuts complete the experience. This album will help bridge those who only know Ray from his Atlantic years into the rest of his career.
Ray Charles - The Genius After Hours (1961) [MFSL 2014] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ray Charles - The Genius After Hours (1961) [MFSL 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:48 minutes | Scans included | 689 MB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 391 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2073
Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [MFSL 2012] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [MFSL 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:29 minutes | Scans included | 1,1 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 629 MB
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.
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) - 182 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2055), 2012

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.
Ray Charles - The Complete ABC Recordings 1959-1961 (2012)

Benny Joy - Crash The Party: The Story 1957-61 (2009)
Jazz, Blues, Soul | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Scans | 175 min | 455 MB
Label: Le Chant Du Monde | Rel: 2012

At first glance, it's a mystery. Why choose 1961 as the cut-off point for a collection spanning the first years of singer/keyboardist Ray Charles' lengthy tenure with ABC-Paramount? Extend that to 1962, and even within the 3-CD confines of The Complete ABC Recordings 1959-1961 it would be possible to include the momentous Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. This was the album that gave Charles his place in the mainstream of American popular music, to achieve which he had switched to the bigger ABC from Atlantic, where his exalted blend of rhythm & blues and gospel had helped define the sound of emergent soul music.
Hank Crawford - Mr. Blues (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Hank Crawford - Mr. Blues (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 217 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 78 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1967, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27470 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Blues / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. When Ray Charles' musical director has the words "blues" and "soul" in large type on the covers of his own releases, there's a strong chance that's what the listener will find inside. The Mr. Blues set from 1968 is Crawford and a small horn section playing rocking blues riffs with a crack rhythm section. Instrumental R&B doesn't get much hipper. Crawford's tough but lyrical sound – informed by a bebopper's command and facility – is tailor-made for this blues-charged music. Highlights include the title track, a cool, finger-popping "Route 66," a sleazy, churning "Lonely Avenue," and a couple of no-nonsense Crawford originals. A middle-of-the road "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" is the only departure from the set's satisfyingly gritty feel.
Ray Charles - The Ray Charles Story, Vol. 1-4 (1962-1964/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Ray Charles - The Ray Charles Story, Vol. 1-4 (1962-1964/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | MONO | Time - 173:21 minutes | 4,63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)