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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ray Sings, Basie Swings | Great Music Albums

If you have not heard this album, you owe it to yourself to give it a listen. Ray Charles can write melodies like no one else. From Wikipedia:
Ray Sings, Basie Swings is a posthumously created album that mixes previously unreleased Ray Charles vocal performances, recorded at live concerts in the mid-1970's, together with newly recorded instrumental tracks by the contemporary Count Basie Orchestra.

How cool is that?! It is amazing. If you don't like Ray Charles now, you will after you have listened to this album. You may not like every song on the album, but his talent is undeniable. I first heard about this album on NPR's website. If you click that link you can go read and listen to them talking about it. There also a Making Of video on YouTube. Check it out and have the wind taken out of you.

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