“Genius+Soul=Jazz” by Ray Charles - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1961Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Released February, 1961. A side track jazz album, tending towards the instrumental, recorded with several members of the Count Basie Orchestra. Phillip Guilbeau is featured extensively on trumpet, and Ray plays the Hammond organ for the first time on a recording. “One Mint Julep” became Ray’s first instrumental hit, reaching #1 on the R&B charts and #8 on the pop charts. The jazz hounds will love it… for me it’s average at best, occasionally sinking into the dire…

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A1 [03:30] 4.0.png Ray Charles - From The Heart (Ray Charles Robinson) Jazz
A2 [04:28] 4.8.png Ray Charles - I’ve Got News For You (Ray Alfred) Big Band / Jive / Swing
A3 [03:14] 5.1.png Ray Charles - Moanin’ (Bobby Timmons) Jazz
A4 [02:39] 2.7.png Ray Charles - Let’s Go (Ray Charles Robinson) Jazz
A5 [03:02] 3.7.png Ray Charles - One Mint Julep (Rudy Toombs) Jazz
B1 [03:38] 4.3.png Ray Charles - I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (William Weldon, Roy Jacobs) Jazz
B2 [03:35] 3.3.png Ray Charles - Stompin’ Room Only (Howard Marks) Jazz
B3 [04:28] 4.2.png Ray Charles - Mister C (Ray Charles Robinson) Jazz
B4 [02:35] 2.0.png Ray Charles - Strike Up The Band (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) Jazz
B5 [05:05] 3.5.png Ray Charles - Birth Of The Blues (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson) Jazz

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