Ray Charles - The Best Of The Early Years

Ray Charles - The Best Of The Early Years

Catalogue Code: 706802

Barcode: 5050457068028

Release Date: 15 Oct 2007

Whilst Ray Charles was to enjoy a lengthy and hit laden career, for many his most creative spell was whilst with Atlantic Records. His numerous hits may have helped put the label on the map, but there is no doubt it was a mutually beneficial deal, for Atlantic gave him the freedom to explore musical styles beyond traditional R&B. There are countless key moments on this CD, with Mess Around, I Got A Woman and Hallelujah I Love Her So perhaps the stand out cuts. However, in a career that produced so many highs, there was always going to be the problem of what to leave out of this collection. This album is the perfect compliment to the recently issued three CD set Pure Genius, also available on Hallmark.

1. Confession Blues
2. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
3. Kissa Me Baby
4. It Should Have Been Me
5. Don't You Know
6. I've Got A Woman
7. Come Back Baby
8. A Fool For You
9. This Little Girl Of Mine
10. Greenbacks
11. Blackjack
12. Drown In My Own Tears
13. Hallelujah I Love Her So
14. What Would I Do Without You
15. Lonely Avenue
16. I'm Glad For Your Sake
17. Leave My Woman Alone
18. Losing Hand
19. Sinner's Prayer
20. Mess Around