Ray Charles – Albums Collection (1957-2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Ray Charles - Albums Collection (1957-2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Ray Charles – Albums Collection (1957-2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz / 48kHz / 88.2kHz / 96kHz / 192kHz
19 Albums | Total Size: 23.5 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
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Ray Charles – The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles – The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.38 GB (ISO) + 1.38 GB (DSF) + 408 MB (FLAC) + 116 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2049 | Genre: R&B, Blues
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

The Genius Sings the Blues is an album by Ray Charles, released in October 1961 on Atlantic Records. The album was his last release for Atlantic, compiling twelve blues songs from various sessions during his tenure for the label. The album showcases Charles’s stylistic development with a combination of piano blues, jazz, and southern R&B. The photo for the album cover was taken by renowned photographer Lee Friedlander. Continue reading “Ray Charles – The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.54 GB (ISO) + 1.56 GB (DSF) + 590 MB (FLAC) + 176 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2055 | Genre: Big Band, Soul-Jazz
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

The Genius of Ray Charles is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Ray Charles, released in 1959 by Atlantic Records. The album eschewed the soul sound of his 1950s recordings, which fused jazz, gospel, and blues, for swinging pop with big band arrangements. Continue reading “Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ray Charles – The Genius After Hours (1961) [2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles - The Genius After Hours (1961) [2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles – The Genius After Hours (1961) [2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.56 GB (ISO) + 1.58 GB (DSF) + 416 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2073 | Genre: R&B, Jazz
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

The Genius After Hours is a 1961 album by Ray Charles. All of the songs were taken from the same three studio sessions that created the album The Great Ray Charles which featured the use of both a trio and a septet; the latter arranged by Quincy Jones. Also appearing on the album is David “Fathead” Newman on tenor and alto, as well as the trumpeter Joseph Bridgewater. It was reissued in 1985 by Atlantic Jazzlore. Continue reading “Ray Charles – The Genius After Hours (1961) [2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ray Charles – True Genius (2021) [6CD Set]

Ray Charles - True Genius (2021) [6CD Set]

Ray Charles – True Genius (2021) [6CD Set]
EAC Rip | 6xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 2.93 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Tangerine Records | US | Cat#: TRC-2107 | Genre: Funk, Soul

Six CDs. Every Ray Charles album post-1960 is represented here, along with singles not available on any of his previously released albums. Released on Ray Charles own Tangerine Records and remastered from the original masters, you can now stream all of your favorite hits. The True Genius box set consists of 6 discs including a never before released live concert from Stockholm in 1972. A beautifully designed, coffee table style book includes rare, unseen photos and other Charles memorabilia. The liner notes were written by Quincy Jones, Valerie Ervin and A. Scott Galloway. Continue reading “Ray Charles – True Genius (2021) [6CD Set]”

Ray Charles + The Count Basie Orchestra – Ray Sings Basie Swings (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles + The Count Basie Orchestra - Ray Sings Basie Swings (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles + The Count Basie Orchestra – Ray Sings Basie Swings (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.04 GB (ISO) + 2.50 GB (FLAC Mch) + 951 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Telarc Surround | US | Cat#: SACD-63679 | Genre: Jazz, Swing

Ray Sings, Basie Swings, huh? Hmm, well, yes and no. You see, the story goes something like this. In 2005, Concord Records exec John Burk, who produced Ray Charles’ superb late-career, Grammy-winning Genius Loves Company, found a reel of tape simply labeled “Ray/Basie.” Upon further analysis, it was determined that the 1973 recording featured Ray Charles backed by his own band — Count Basie and his band had actually recorded earlier that day. Continue reading “Ray Charles + The Count Basie Orchestra – Ray Sings Basie Swings (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ray Charles – Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Vols 1 & 2 (2009) [Official Digital Release] [2019, Reissue]

Ray Charles - Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Vols 1 & 2 (2009) [Official Digital Release] [2019, Reissue]

Ray Charles – Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Vols 1 & 2 (2009) [Official Digital Release] [2019, Reissue]
FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 422 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Records | Genre: R&B

Ray Charles’s Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volumes 1 & 2 are major landmarks in American culture. Charles demonstrated that great songs with signature performances work in all genres. “I Can’t Stop Loving You” was a standard in country, soul and R&B, as he proved. Modern Sounds also brought America together during the Sixties’ civil rights movement. Charles became one of the first recording artists to have ownership and complete control of the masters. Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music has been listed among the greatest albums of all time, along with the Beatles, Dylan, Motown, Springsteen, Hendrix and the Beach Boys. Continue reading “Ray Charles – Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Vols 1 & 2 (2009) [Official Digital Release] [2019, Reissue]”

Ray Charles – Ray Charles At The Olympia (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles - Ray Charles At The Olympia (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles – Ray Charles At The Olympia (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Multichannel Only
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.73 GB (ISO) + 3.82 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: XIII BIS Records | EU | Cat#: 640546 2 | Genre: R&B, Soul

Exclusive live release recorded on the late legend’s 70th birthday in 2000, his first appearance at the Olympia in 40 years, performing on this mythical stage with his trio. 13 tracks in all including ‘Just the Way You Look Tonight’, ‘Route 66’, ‘Song for You’, ‘Hallelujah I Love Her So’, ‘Georgia on My Mind’, ‘I’ve Got a Woman’, ‘Almost Like Being in Love Again’, ‘It Had to Be You’ and more. XIII Bis. 2004. Continue reading “Ray Charles – Ray Charles At The Olympia (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Ray Charles – Ray Charles Live In Concert (1964) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles - Ray Charles Live In Concert (1964) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles – Ray Charles Live In Concert (1964) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.66 GB (ISO) + 771 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA| Cat#: CAPP 500 SA | Genre: R&B

This classic 1964 recording by Ray Charles includes 12 vintage tracks performed to perfection. His voice is in great shape, and the recording by Wally Heider is a marvel for its day; all the instruments are placed nicely with Charles’ voice out front where it belongs. There’s a slinky version of “Hallelujah I Love Her So,” the musicians creating nice little changes behind Charles’ soulful nuances. Continue reading “Ray Charles – Ray Charles Live In Concert (1964) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Ray Charles – Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles – Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.49 GB (ISO) + 739 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 2 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Genius + Soul = Jazz is a 1961 album by Ray Charles featuring big band arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns. Charles is accompanied by two groups drawn from members of The Count Basie Band and from the ranks of top New York session players. It was recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in two sessions on December 26 and 27, 1960 and originally released on the Impulse! label as Impulse! A–2. Continue reading “Ray Charles – Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ray Charles – Genius Loves Company (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles – Genius Loves Company (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.38 GB (ISO) + 2.59 GB (FLAC Mch) + 991 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | EU | Cat#: 7243 8 63555 2 2 | Genre: Easy Listening

Genius Loves Company is the last studio album Ray Charles completed before his death in June 2004. Prior to this, the last studio album he released was Strong Love Affair in 1996, which was a stab at modern pop, filled with new songs and given an adult contemporary sheen. It was not one of his most distinctive efforts, even when judged against his latter-day albums, and it disappeared not long after its release. Charles left Warner and, years later, signed with Concord, who released Genius Loves Company, which had a decidedly different approach than the all-modern Strong Love Affair. Continue reading “Ray Charles – Genius Loves Company (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Ray Charles And Betty Carter – Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles And Betty Carter - Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles And Betty Carter – Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.72 GB (ISO) + 1.21 GB (FLAC Mch) + 802 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 385SA | Genre: Swing, Big band

This pairing of two totally idiosyncratic vocalists acquired legendary status over the decades in which it had been out of print. But the proof is in the listening, and frankly it doesn’t represent either artist’s best work. There is certainly a powerful, often sexy rapport between the two — Charles in his sweet balladeering mode, Carter with her uniquely keening, drifting high register — and they definitely create sparks in the justly famous rendition of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Continue reading “Ray Charles And Betty Carter – Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”