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The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings, 1952 - 1959
Ray Charles

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The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings, 1952 - 1959, Ray Charles The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings, 1952 - 1959 by Ray Charles ranked # 53 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums list.

Though this is not the most recent Ray Charles box set collection, it may be the best. That's because it focuses on Ray's great growth in the 1950s, particularly his days with Atlantic Records.

The set opens with Ray still in a Charles Brown, smooth-voice, mellow-piano mode, but in short order, he discovers his own identity. From the good time of "It Should Have Been Me" on disc one, though the orgiastic "What'd I Say, Parts 1 & 2" on disc three, the man they call "The Genius" rocks, rolls, raises the rafters, and sinks way down low with the blues.

This box also features an excellent essay by the late music historian, Robert Palmer.
-- Robert Gordon

Track Listing

Disc: 1
  1. The Sun's Gonna Shine Again
  2. Roll With My Baby
  3. The Midnight Hour
  4. Jumpin' In The Morning
  5. It Should Have Been Me
  6. Losing Hand
  7. Heartbreaker
  8. Sinner's Prayer
  9. Mess Around
  10. Funny But I Still Love You
  11. Feelin' Sad
  12. I Wonder Who
  13. Don't You Know
  14. Nobody Cares
  15. Ray's Blues
  16. Mr. Charles Blues
  17. Blackjack

Disc: 2
  1. I Got A Woman
  2. Greenbacks
  3. Come Back Baby
  4. A Fool For You
  5. This Little Girl Of Mine
  6. Hard Times
  7. A Bit Of Soul
  8. Mary Ann
  9. Drown In My Own Tears
  10. Hallelujah I Love Her So
  11. What Would I Do Without You
  12. Lonely Avenue
  13. I Want To Know
  14. Leave My Woman Alone
  15. It's Alright
  16. Ain't That Love
  17. Get On The Right Track
  18. Rockhouse Parts 1 & 2

Disc: 3
  1. Swanee River Rock
  2. That's Enough
  3. Talkin' About You
  4. What Kind Of Man Are You
  5. I Want A Little Girl
  6. Yes Indeed
  7. I Had A Dream
  8. You Be My Baby
  9. Tell All The World About You
  10. My Bonnie
  11. Early In The Morning
  12. The Right Time
  13. Carryin' The Load
  14. Tell Me How Do You Feel
  15. What'd I Say, Parts 1 & 2
  16. Tell The Truth
  17. I'm Movin' On
  18. I Believe To My Soul



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