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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Wp
  • ASIN: B00005HDTW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 11 Jun 2004
Format: Audio CD
Ray Charles died today and that means a lot of people are going to be listening to his music and enjoying the first great American soul singer. For those who do not have a Ray Charles album in their music library they will be looking for a good hits collection and while it seems strange to recommend one that does not have "Hit the Road, Jack" on it, this Rhino album of "The Best of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years," which brings together twenty of his best songs from his years at Atlantic Records in the late 1950s is still my top recommendation because it represents the crucial and groundbreaking period when he defined soul music, even if the term was not in use when most of these songs were recorded. But from this vantage point there is no other single word that better describes the singing of Ray Charles.
That is not to say that you will not recognize the best of these tracks. If you want to point to a specific song and say this is where soul music begins then it would have to be 1954's "I've Got a Woman," where Charles blends rhythm & blue music with gospel singing. The song, which would be covered by Elvis Presley and countless others over the years, features baritone saxist David "Fathead" Newman, who would play tenor sax on a lot of Charles' best albums. "What Would I Do Without You?" features a great sax solo by Don Wilkerson and exemplifies Charles' ability to merge country and gospel (the piano playing particularly sounds like it is from a church service). There is also a cover of Henry Glover's "Drown in My Own Tears," which became one of Charles' signature songs.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By S. david on 27 Aug 2004
Format: Audio CD
I would strongly recommend anybody to buy instead "The Definitive Ray Charles" as it is not only more complete (including '60 music recorded with another label) but because there are some fantastic tracks of the '50s missing here.
"Mess Around", "Leave my woman alone" "Don't let the sun catch you crying" are some of these, and (worse of all) a collection of Ray Charles cannot be called essential when "What'd I say" is present in its EDITED form (part 1)!
Moreover the sound quality of this CD "Atlantic Years" is nothing special, being a remaster of over 10 years ago. Again "The Definitive" is a much better compilation for quality and track selection.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
An album consisting of twenty truly great tracks by the legendary Ray Charles whose bringing together of gospel, jazz, and blues, laid down the foundation for soul music. Listen to the very bluesy 'Black Jack' finding Ray Charles in good vocal form with equally fine piano work. 'I've got a woman way over town that's good to me' sings Charles with big band backing and some very fine sax playing in 'I've Got A woman'. 'What Would I Do Without You' is a great soul ballad including a good little saxaphone break. 'Greenbacks' is a jump jazz/blues partly sung and partly spoken and it really swings. 'Come Back' is a slow blues with slow 'n' lazy brass as Ray Charles begs 'let's talk it over one more time'. Hallelujah I Love Her So' is an all round classic with great vocals and big band backing with a lovely tenor sax solo. 'Baby how could you be so mean' asks Charles in the moody brooding 'It's Alright' an emotive and atmospheric number. 'Ain't That Love' is terrific, a swinging soul/blues with hand-clapping thrown in for good measure, and even more great saxaphone playing. This is an album of very good songs superbly performed throughout and a real pleasure to hear. If you haven't got anything by Ray Charles and are considering buying something by him, then this is a very good place to start. Recommended.
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