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Ray Charles

Ray Charles was the musician most responsible for developing soul music. Singers like Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson also did a great deal to pioneer the form, but Charles did even more to devise a new form of black pop by merging '50s R&B with gospel-powered vocals, adding plenty of flavor from contemporary jazz, blues, and (in the '60s) country. Then there was his singing; his style was among the most emotional and easily identifiable of any 20th century performer, up there with the likes of Elvis and Billie Holiday. He was also a superb keyboard player, arranger, and bandleader. The brilliance of his 1950s and '60s work, however, can't obscure the fact that he made few classic tracks after the mid-'60s, though he recorded often and performed until the year before his death.

Blind since the age of six (from glaucoma), Charles studied composition and learned many instruments at the St. Augustine School for the Deaf and the Blind. His parents had died by his early teens, and he worked as a musician in Florida for a while before using his savings to move to Seattle in 1947. By the late '40s, he was recording in a smooth pop/R&B style derivative of Nat "King" Cole and Charles Brown. He got his first Top Ten R&B hit with "Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand" in 1951. Charles' first recordings came in for their fair share of criticism, as they were much milder and less original than the classics that would follow, although they're actually fairly enjoyable, showing strong hints of the skills that were to flower in a few years.

In the early '50s, Charles' sound started to toughen as he toured with Lowell Fulson, went to New Orleans to work with Guitar Slim (playing piano on and arranging Slim's huge R&B hit, "The Things That I Used to Do"), and got a band together for R&B star Ruth Brown. It was at Atlantic Records that Ray Charles truly found his voice, consolidating the gains of recent years and then some with "I Got a Woman," a number-two R&B hit in 1955. This is the song most frequently singled out as his pivotal performance, on which Charles first truly let go with his unmistakable gospel-ish moan, backed by a tight, bouncy horn-driven arrangement.

Throughout the '50s, Charles ran off a series of R&B hits that, although they weren't called "soul" at the time, did a lot to pave the way for soul by presenting a form of R&B that was sophisticated without sacrificing any emotional grit. "This Little Girl of Mine," "Drown in My Own Tears," "Hallelujah I Love Her So," "Lonely Avenue," and "The Right Time" were all big hits. But Charles didn't really capture the pop audience until "What'd I Say," which caught the fervor of the church with its pleading vocals, as well as the spirit of rock & roll with its classic electric piano line. It was his first Top Ten pop hit, and one of his final Atlantic singles, as he left the label at the end of the '50s for ABC.

One of the chief attractions of the ABC deal for Charles was a much greater degree of artistic control of his recordings. He put it to good use on early-'60s hits like "Unchain My Heart" and "Hit the Road Jack," which solidified his pop stardom with only a modicum of polish attached to the R&B he had perfected at Atlantic. In 1962, he surprised the pop world by turning his attention to country & western music, topping the charts with the "I Can't Stop Loving You" single, and making a hugely popular album (in an era in which R&B/soul LPs rarely scored high on the charts) with Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. Perhaps it shouldn't have been so surprising; Charles had always been eclectic, recording quite a bit of straight jazz at Atlantic, with noted jazz musicians like David "Fathead" Newman and Milt Jackson.

Charles remained extremely popular through the mid-'60s, scoring big hits like "Busted," "You Are My Sunshine," "Take These Chains From My Heart," and "Crying Time," although his momentum was slowed by a 1965 bust for heroin. This led to a year-long absence from performing, but he picked up where he left off with "Let's Go Get Stoned" in 1966. Yet by this time Charles was focusing increasingly less on rock and soul, in favor of pop tunes, often with string arrangements, that seemed aimed more at the easy listening audience than anyone else. Charles' influence on the rock mainstream was as apparent as ever; Joe Cocker and Steve Winwood in particular owe a great deal of their style to him, and echoes of his phrasing can be heard more subtly in the work of greats like Van Morrison.

One approaches sweeping criticism of Charles with hesitation; he was an American institution, after all, and his vocal powers barely diminished over his half-century career. The fact remains, though, that his work after the late '60s on record was very disappointing. Millions of listeners yearned for a return to the all-out soul of his 1955-1965 classics, but Charles had actually never been committed to soul above all else. Like Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley, his focus was more upon all-around pop than many realize; his love of jazz, country, and pop standards was evident, even if his more earthy offerings were the ones that truly broke ground and will stand the test of time. He dented the charts (sometimes the country ones) occasionally, and commanded devoted international concert audiences whenever he felt like it. For good or ill, he ensured his imprint upon the American mass consciousness in the 1990s by singing several ads for Diet Pepsi. He also recorded three albums during the '90s for Warner Bros., but remained most popular as a concert draw. In 2002, he released Thanks for Bringing Love Around Again on his own Crossover imprint, and the following year began recording an album of duets featuring B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald, and James Taylor. After hip replacement surgery in 2003, he scheduled a tour for the following summer, but was forced to cancel an appearance in March 2004. Three months later, on June 10, 2004, Ray Charles succumbed to liver disease at his home in Beverly Hills, CA. The duets album, Genius Loves Company, was released two months after his death. The biopic Ray hit screens in the fall of 2010 and was a critical and commercial success, with the actor who portrayed Charles in the move, Jamie Foxx, winning the 2005 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role. Two more posthumous albums, Genius & Friends and Ray Sings, Basie Swings, appeared in 2005 and 2006 respectively. Charles' recordings began reappearing in various facsimile editions, reissues, re-masters, and box sets as his entire recorded legacy received the attention that befits a legendary American artist. ~ Richie Unterberger & Steve Leggett
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Selected Discography

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Track List: St. Pete Florida (Single)

1. St. Pete Florida

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Track List: Blues Is My Middle Name

1. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home

2. If I Give You My Love

3. Going Down Slow

4. Ain't That Fine

5. Honey, Honey

6. Can Anyone Ask for More

7. She's on the Ball

8. Let's Have a Ball

9. Don't Put All Your Dreams in One Basket

10. Can't You See, Darlin' (What You're Doing to Me)

11. Tell Me Baby What Have I Done

12. Some Day (Blues Is My Middle Name)

13. Ray Charles Blues

14. Sittin' on Top of the World (Now She's Gone)

15. How Long

16. This Love of Mine

17. A Sentimental Blues

18. Alone in the City

19. Rocking Chair Blues

20. You Always Miss the Water (When the Well Runs Dry)

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Track List: The Best of Ray Charles Vol. 2

1. Georgia on My Mind

2. I Can't Stop Loving You

3. You Don't Know Me

4. Blues Before Sunrise

5. Ain't That Fine

7. Misery in My Heart

8. I've Got a Woman

9. Heartbreaker

10. Don't You Know

12. If I Give You My Love

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Track List: Gold Collection Vol.1

1. Let The Good Times Roll

2. Georgia On My Mind

3. I Believe To My Soul

4. Come Rain Or Come Shine

5. Hallelujah, I Love Her So

6. Alexander's Ragtime Band

8. Hit The Road Jack

9. Margie

10. I Wonder

11. What'd I Say

12. All To Myself Alone

13. Ain't That Fine

14. Hey Now

15. Ray Charles Blues

16. Sitting On Top Of The World

19. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand

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Track List: The Essential Of Ray Charles (Remastered)

1. A Sentimental Blues

2. Sitting On Top Of The World

3. Hey Now

5. Misery In My Heart

6. Back Home

8. Ain't That Fine

9. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

11. Without Love (There Is Nothing)

12. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand

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Track List: Ray Charles Forever

Disc 1

1. A Song For You

2. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town

3. Ring Of Fire

4. Come Rain Or Come Shine

5. They Can't Take That Away From Me

6. Till There Was You

7. Isn't It Wonderful

8. None Of Us Are Free

9. Imagine

10. If I Could

11. So Help Me God

12. America The Beautiful

Disc 2
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Track List: The Very Best of Ray Charles

1. Hit the Road Jack

2. Blackjack

3. Georgia On My Mind

4. A Sentimental Blues

5. See See Rider

6. Blues Is My Middle Name

7. Hey Now

9. All to Myself Alone

10. Going Down Slow

12. This Love of Mine

13. What Have I Done

16. Ain´t That Love

17. A Fool for You

18. Heartbreaker

19. Funny (But I Still Love You)

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Track List: Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles

Disc 1

1. My Baby (I Love Her Yes I Do)

2. Who You Gonna Love

3. Sticks And Stones

4. Worried Life Blues

5. Georgia On My Mind

6. Carry Me Back To Old Virginny

7. Them That Got

8. I Wonder

9. Ruby

11. Hit The Road, Jack

12. The Danger Zone

13. Unchain My Heart

14. But On The Other Hand, Baby

15. Baby, It's Cold Outside

17. At The Club

18. Hide Nor Hair

19. I Can't Stop Loving You

20. Born To Lose

21. You Don't Know Me

22. Careless Love

Disc 2

1. Your Cheatin' Heart

2. You Are My Sunshine

3. Don't Set Me Free

4. The Brightest Smile In Town

5. Take These Chains From My Heart

6. No Letter Today

7. Without Love (There Is Nothing)

8. No One

9. Busted

14. My Heart Cries For You

Disc 3

11. Crying Time

15. Let's Go Get Stoned

19. I Don't Need No Doctor

Disc 4

9. Eleanor Rigby

Disc 5

12. America The Beautiful

18. Ring Of Fire

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Track List: Early Years (Digitally Remastered)

1. Honey, Honey

3. You Always Miss The Water

4. She's On The Ball

5. How Long Blues

6. Some Day

7. Ain't That Fine

8. Don't Put All Your Dreams In One Basket

9. Kiss Me Baby

10. Guitar Blues

11. Walkin' And Talkin'

12. I'm Wonderin' And Wonderin'

14. Ray's Blues

15. Late In The Evening Blues

16. I'll Do Anything But Work

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Track List: Ray Charles

1. Don't You Know

2. The Sun's Gonna Shine Again

3. It Should Have Been Me

5. Alone in This City

6. Rockin' Chair Blues

7. Blues Before Sunrise

8. Going Down Slow

9. How Long Blues

12. See See Rider

13. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

14. Can Anyone Ask for More?

15. Don't Put All Your Dreams in One Basket

16. Mess Around

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Track List: What'd I Say, Parts I & II (Digital 45)

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Track List: The Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986

2. You Don't Know Me

3. Half As Much

4. I Love You So Much It Hurts

6. Born To Lose

8. It Makes No Difference Now

9. You Win Again

10. Careless Love

11. I Can't Stop Loving You

13. You Are My Sunshine

14. No Letter Today

17. Midnight

19. Take These Chains From My Heart

20. Your Cheating Heart

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Track List: Alexander's Ragtime Band

1. Alexander's Ragtime Band

2. You Be My Baby

3. Am I Blue

4. Come Rain Or Come Shine

6. It Had To Be You

7. Jumpin' In The Mornin'

8. Just For A Thrill

9. What'd I Say (part 1 & 2)

10. Let The Good Times Roll

11. My Bonnie

13. Roll With My Baby

14. Tell All The World About You

15. Tell Me How Do You Feel

16. That's Enough

17. What Kind Of Man Are You

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Track List: Ray Charles Vol 2

1. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand

4. Don't Put All Your Dreams In One Basket

5. Guitar Blues

6. A Fool For You

8. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

11. It Should Have Been Me

15. This Little Girl Of Mine

16. Sinner's Prayer

19. Funny (But I Still Love You)

20. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

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Track List: Ray Charles Vol 1

3. Greenbacks

4. Hey Now

5. Kissa Me Baby

6. Blackjack

7. What Have I Done

8. Walkin' & Talkin'

9. Roll With Me Baby

10. Come Back Baby

11. Mess Around

12. Late In The Evening Blues

13. Jumpin' In The Morning

14. Don't You Know

17. Back Home

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Track List: Ray Charles La Leyenda

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Track List: Rhino Hi-Five: Ray Charles (Vol. 2)

1. Mess Around

2. I've Got A Woman

3. Greenbacks

4. Mary Ann

5. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying

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Track List: Alone In The City

1. Alone In The City

2. Can Anyone Ask For More

4. Let's Have A Ball

5. How Long Blues

6. A Sentimental Blues

9. Sitting On Top Of The World

10. Ain't That Fine

11. Don't Put All Your Dreams In One Basket

12. Tell Me Baby

13. Honey Honey

14. She's On The Ball

15. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

16. If I Give You My Love

17. This Love Of Mine

19. Blues Is My Middle Name

20. I'm Going To Drown Myself

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Track List: Jazz Masters Deluxe Collection: Ray Charles

1. I Got A Woman

2. Hit The Road Jack

3. Going Down Slow

4. Can't You See Darling

5. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

6. How Long Blues

7. Kiss Me Baby

8. Georgia On My Mind

9. Ruby

10. Mess Around

11. I'm Going Down To The River

12. A Sentimental Blues

13. Blues Is My Middle Name

15. I Don't Need No Doctor

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Track List: The Essential Collection

1. Don't Put All Your Dreams in One Basket

2. Late in the Evening Blues

3. She's on the Ball

4. Sittin' on Top of the World

5. Can't You See Darlin

6. A Sentimental Blues

7. Kiss Me Baby

8. Heartbreaker

9. I'm Movin' On

10. Talkin' About You

12. You Be My Baby

13. I Got a Woman

14. What'd I Say

15. Georgia on My Mind

16. Some Day (Blues Is My Middle Name)

17. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

18. Ain't That Fine

19. This Love of Mine

20. I'm Going Down to the River

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Track List: The Best of Ray Charles, Vol.1

1. My Heart Cries for You

2. Chattanooga Choo Choo

3. Cryin' Time

4. I Don't Need No Doctor

5. Born to Lose

7. Careless Love

8. Your Cheatin' Heart

9. Don't Set Me Free

10. I Can't Stop Loving You

11. Unchain My Heart

12. Let's Go Get Stoned

13. Moonlight In Vermont

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Track List: The Best of Ray Charles, Vol.3

1. Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand

2. All to Myself Alone

5. C.C. Rider

6. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?

7. Hey Now

8. Basin Street Blues

9. Busted

10. I Got a Woman

11. Moon Over Miami

12. Blue Hawaii

13. The Ego Song

14. The Snow Is Falling

15. Kiss Me Baby

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Track List: Anthology

Disc 1

1. Mess Around

2. Rockin' Chair Blues

3. Crying Time

4. C.C. Rider

5. Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Live)

6. Lonely Boy (I'm Just A)

7. I'll Do Anything But Work

8. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

9. Can Anyone Ask For More

10. How Long

11. I'm Wonderin' And Wanderin'

12. Kissa Me Baby

13. The Snow Is Falling

14. What Have I Done

15. Ray's Blues

Disc 2

1. Hit The Road Jack

2. Let's Go Get Stoned

3. Some Day (Blue Is My Middle Name)

4. Hey Now

5. Don't Put All Your Dreams In One Basket

6. Alone In The City

7. Blues Before Sunrise

8. Honey, Honey

9. Walkin' And Talkin'

10. She's On The Ball

11. I've Had My Fun

12. Going Down Slow

13. A Sentimental Blues

14. Late In The Evening Blues

15. The Sun Is Gonna Shine Again

Disc 3

1. What I'd Say (Live)

2. The Midnight Hour

3. Eleanor Rigby (Live)

4. Ain't That Fine

5. Can't You See Darling?

6. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

7. Let's Have A Ball

8. You Are My Sunshine

9. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town

10. Guitar Blues

11. Roll With My Baby

12. Sitting On Top Of The World (Now She's Gone)

13. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand

14. Let The Good Times Roll (Live)

15. Georgia On My Mind (Live)

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Track List: I Chose To Sing The Blues

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Track List: The Genius Anthology

1. Confession Blues

2. This Love Of Mine

4. A Sentimental Blues

5. Don't Put All Your Dreams In One Basket

6. Ain't That Fine

7. Sittin' On Top Of The World

8. See See Rider

9. She's On The Ball

10. Late In The Evening Blues

11. Someday (Blues Is My Middle Name)

12. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand

13. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

14. Kissa Me Baby

15. Hey Now

16. Heartbreaker

17. You Be My Baby

18. I'm Movin' On

19. Tell Me How Do You Feel

20. What'd I Say

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Track List: More Music From Ray

Disc 1

1. Leave My Woman Alone

2. Lonely Avenue

3. Rockhouse Parts 1 & 2

4. I believe To My Soul

5. Losing Hand

6. I'm Movin' On

7. But On The Other hand baby

8. Baby, It's Cold Outside

9. The Danger Zone

10. Busted

12. Let's Go get Stoned

17. America The beautiful

Disc 2
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Track List: Ray - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1. Mess Around

2. I've Got A Woman

4. Drown in My Own Tears

5. (Night Time Is) The Right Time

6. Mary Ann

7. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)

8. What'd I Say (Live)

9. Georgia on My Mind

10. Hit the Road Jack

11. Unchain My Heart

13. Born to Lose

17. Georgia on My Mind (Live)

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Track List: American Soul

1. I Can't Stop Loving You

2. Over The Rainbow

3. You Don't Know Me

4. Georgia On My Mind

5. What'd I Say (Live)

6. Cryin' Time

7. Busted

10. Unchain My Heart

11. Your Cheatin' Heart

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Track List: Georgia On My Mind / Rockin' Chair Blues

Disc 1

1. What'd I Say

2. Blues Is My Middle Name

3. Late In The Evening Blues

5. I Got A Woman (Live)

6. I'm Movin' On

7. Kiss Me Baby

8. Georgia On My Mind (Live)

Disc 2

1. Kiss-A-Me-Baby

2. If I Give You My Love

3. Someday

4. Alone In The City

5. Don't Put All Your Dreams In One Basket

6. Lonely Boy

8. Sentimental Blues

9. Rockin' Chair Blues

10. Ain't That Fine

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Track List: Ray Charles: The Jazz Biography

1. baby Won't You Please Come Home

2. The Sun Is Gonna Shine Again

3. Ain't That Fine

4. Roll With Me Baby

5. Blues Before Sunrise

6. Some Day

7. The Ego Song

8. You'll Never Miss The Water

9. I've Had My Fun

11. The Snow Is Falling

12. Hey Now

13. The Midnight Hour

14. Late In The Evening Blues

15. Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand

16. Honey, Honey

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Track List: Ray's Blues

1. A Sentimental Blues

2. Hey Now

3. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

5. C.C. Rider

6. All To Myself Alone

7. This Love Of Mine

9. If I Give You My Love

10. Ray's Blues

11. Now She's Gone

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Track List: Going Down Slow

2. Honey Honey

3. Can Anyone Ask For More

4. Can't You See Darling

5. Let's Have A Ball

6. Ain't That Fine

7. Rocking Chair Blues

8. A Sentimental Blues

9. How Long, How Long Blues

10. Tell Me Baby

11. I'm Going To Drown Myself

12. Alone In The City

13. She's On The Ball

14. Don't Put Your Dreams In One Basket

15. You Always Miss The Water

16. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

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Track List: Here We Go Again

1. I Can't Stop Loving You

2. Over The Rainbow

3. You Don't Know Me

4. Georgia On My Mind

5. What'd I Say

6. Cryin' Time

7. Busted

10. Unchain My Heart

11. Your Cheatin' Heart

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Track List: The Chronological 1950 -1952

1. Th' Ego Song

2. Late In The Evening Blues

3. Someday

4. I'll Do Anything But Work

5. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

6. All To Myself

7. Lonely Boy

8. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand

10. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

11. Hey Now

12. Kiss Me Baby

13. The Snow Is Falling

14. Misery In My Heart

15. Baby Let Me Hear You Call My Name

16. Walkin' And Talkin'

17. I'm Wonderin' And Wonderin'

19. Guitar Blues

20. The Sun's Gonna Shine Again

21. Roll With Me Baby

22. The Midnight Hour

23. Jumpin' In The Morning

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Track List: The Very Best Of Ray Charles (Vol. 2)

1. It Should've Been Me

2. Greenbacks

3. Lonely Avenue

4. This Little Girl Of Mine

5. Come Back Baby

6. Hide 'Nor Hair

7. Born To Lose

8. You Don't Know Me

9. Take These Chains From My Heart

10. Crying Time

11. Don't Set Me Free

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Track List: Golden Legends

1. What'd I Say

2. Leave My Woman Alone

4. This Love Of Mine

5. A Sentimental Blues

6. Kiss Me Baby

7. Heartbreaker

8. I Got A Woman

9. Georgia On My Mind

10. Sittin' On Top Of The World

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Track List: Ultimate Hits Collection

Disc 1

1. Mess Around

2. I've Got A Woman

3. A Fool for You

4. Greenbacks

5. Drown In My Own Tears

6. Hallelujah I Love Her So

7. Lonely Avenue

8. Ain't That Love

9. (Night Time Is) The Right Time

10. What'd I Say Parts I & II

11. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'

12. Them That Got

13. Sticks And Stones

14. Georgia On My Mind

15. Ruby

16. One Mint Julep

17. I've Got News For You

Disc 2

1. Hit The Road Jack

2. Unchain My Heart

3. But On The Other Hand Baby

4. Hide 'Nor Hair

5. At The Club

6. I Can't Stop Loving You

7. You Don't Know Me

9. Don't Set Me Free

10. Take These Chains From My Heart

11. No One

12. Busted

13. Crying Time

15. Let's Go Get Stoned

17. America the Beautiful

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Track List: Ray Charles: Love Songs

1. I Can't Stop Loving You

2. Come Rain Or Come Shine

3. Baby, It's Cold Outside

5. Georgia On My Mind

6. You Are My Sunshine

9. Someday

10. Ruby

12. Till There Was You

13. What Would I Do Without You

14. I Love You So Much It Hurts

16. A Song For You

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Track List: Goin' Down Slow

1. Goin' Down Slow

2. Alone In The City

3. Now She's Gone

4. Rockin' Chair Blues

5. A Sentimental Blues

6. Can Anyone Ask For More

7. Let's Have A Ball

8. This Love Of Mine

9. Can't See You Darling

10. If I Give You My Love

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Track List: Standards

1. It Had To Be You

2. Am I Blue

3. Come Rain Or Come Shine

4. Georgia On My Mind

5. Moonlight In Vermont

6. Ruby

7. Stella By Starlight

8. Margie

11. Without Love (There Is Nothing)

17. Oh, What A Beautiful Morning

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Track List: Genius+Soul=Jazz - My Kind of Jazz

1. From the Heart

2. I've Got News For You

3. Moanin'

4. Let's Go

5. One Mint Julep

6. I'm Gonna Move To the Outskirts of Town

7. Stompin' Room Only

8. Mister C

9. Strike Up the Band

10. Birth of the Blues

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Track List: Complete Swing Time & Down Beat Recordings 1949-1952

Disc 1

2. Confession Blues

3. Alone In This City

4. Can Anyone Ask For More

5. Let's Have A Ball

6. Rockin' Chair Blues

7. If I Give You My Love

9. This Love Of Mine

10. How Long Blues

11. Blues Before Sunrise

12. A Sentimental Blues

14. Ain't That Fine

15. Don't Put All Your Dreams In One Basket

16. Sitting On Top Of The World

17. I've Had My Fun

18. See See Rider

19. What Have I Done

20. Honey, Honey

21. She's On The Ball

Disc 2

1. Someday

2. I'll Do Anything But Work

3. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

4. All To Myself

5. Lonely Boy

6. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand

8. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

9. Kissa Me Baby

10. Hey Now

11. The Snow Is Falling

12. Misery In My Heart

13. Let Me Hear You Call My Name

14. Why Did You Go

16. Walkin' And Talkin'

17. Guitar Blues

18. Back Home

20. I'll Do Anything But Work

21. Someday

22. Late In The Evening Blues

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Track List: Embraceable You: Broadway In Love

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Track List: Ray Charles Anthology

1. Hit The Road Jack

3. Let's Go Get Stoned

4. I Don't Need No Doctor

5. Hallelujah I Love Her So

6. One Mint Julep

8. Unchain My Heart

9. Don't Set Me Free

10. I Can't Stop Loving You

11. Busted

12. Crying Time

14. What'd I Say (Live)

17. Eleanor Rigby

18. You Are My Sunshine

19. Born To Lose

20. America, The Beautiful

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Track List: Friendship

1. Two Old Cats Like Us

2. This Old Heart (Is Gonna Rise Again)

4. Who Cares

5. Rock And Roll Shoes

6. Friendship

7. It Ain't Gonna Worry My Mind

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Track List: Ray Charles Live

1. Hot Rod (Live)

2. Blues Waltz (Live)

3. In A Little Spanish Town (Live)

4. Sherry (Live)

5. (Night Time Is) The Right Time (Live at Newport)

6. A Fool For You (Live)

7. I Got A Woman (Live)

8. Talkin' 'Bout You (Live)

9. Swanee River Rock (Live)

10. Yes Indeed! (Live)

11. (Night Time Is) The Right Time (Live at Herndon)

12. Frenesi (Live)

13. The Spirit-Feel (Live)

14. Tell The Truth (Live)

15. Drown In My Own Tears (Live)

16. What'd I Say (Live)

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Track List: The Best Of Ray Charles

1. Hard Times

2. Rockhouse

3. Sweet Sixteen Bars

4. Doodlin'

5. How Long Blues

6. Blues Waltz

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Track List: Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music

2. You Don't Know Me

3. Half As Much

4. I Love You So Much It Hurts

6. Born To Lose

9. You Win Again

10. Careless Love

11. I Can't Stop Loving You

13. You Are My Sunshine

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Track List: The Genius After Hours

1. The Genius After Hours

2. Ain't Misbehavin'

3. Dawn Ray

4. Joy Ride

5. Hornful Soul

6. The Man I Love

7. Charlesville

8. Music, Music, Music

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Track List: Ray Charles In Person

1. Night Time Is The Right Time (Live at Herndon Stadium)

2. What'd I Say

3. Yes Indeed (! Live At Herndon Stadium, Atlanta)

4. The Spirit-Feel (Live at Herndon Stadium)

5. Frenesi (Live at Herndon Stadium)

6. Drown In My Own Tears (Live at Herdon Stadium)

7. Tell The Truth (Live At Herdon Version)

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Track List: The Genius Hits The Road

1. Alabamy Bound

2. Georgia On My Mind

3. Basin Street Blues

4. Mississippi Mud

5. Moonlight In Vermont

6. New York's My Home

7. California, Here I Come

8. Moon Over Miami

9. Deep In The Heart Of Texas

10. Carry Me Back To Old Virginny

11. Blue Hawaii

12. Chattanooga Choo-Choo

13. Sentimental Journey

14. Hit The Road Jack

16. Rainy Night In Georgia

17. I'm Movin' On

18. Swanee River Rock (Talkin' 'Bout That River)

19. Lonely Avenue

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Track List: The Genius Of

1. Let The Good Times Roll

2. It Had To Be You

3. Alexander's Ragtime Band

4. Two Years Of Torture

5. When Your Lover Has Gone

6. Deed I Do

7. Just For A Thrill

8. You Won't Let Me Go

10. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'

11. Am I Blue

12. Come Rain Or Come Shine

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Track List: What'd I Say

1. What'd I Say (Part I & II)

2. Jumpin' In The Morning

3. You Be My Baby

4. Tell Me How Do You Feel

5. What Kind Of Man Are You

6. Rockhouse Parts 1 & 2