AllNightLong1966

Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles as reviewed by AllNightLong1966

September 14, 2020
referencing The Genius Of Ray Charles, LP, Album, SD 1312

With The Genius of Ray Charles (1959), the maestro produced a cinematic expansion of his rollicking, heart-rending rhythm and blues. On Side One, big-band arrangements transform "Deed I Do" and "Let the Good Times Roll" from beat-up pickup trucks into shiny, new Cadillacs. On Side Two, a string orchestra elevates ballads such as "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" and "Am I Blue" into luxurious expressions of loss and loneliness. Through it all, Ray's voice channels the rough-hewn emotion that was often lacking in a era of candy-laced crooners.
_callum_murphy

Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles _callum_murphy

July 22, 2016
referencing The Genius Of Ray Charles, LP, 180, R1 1312
The rhino vinyl reissues are terrible if you look at any album which has got reissued by rhino the sound quality has been either good or bad it's just your luck of what pressing you get...
enorman83

Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles enorman83

October 13, 2015
edited over 5 years ago
referencing The Genius Of Ray Charles, LP, Album, SD 1312
I just picked up a copy of this album with the all black Atlantic labels. I don't see a listing here for this album with that label variation. Anyone know when that pressing might have been released?
padlercctx

Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles padlercctx

May 12, 2016
referencing The Genius Of Ray Charles, LP, Album, SD 1312
To answer your question: 1960. The LP was released in '60 when Atlantic was still using the Black label with Silver print for mono and Light Green label with Black print for Stereo. This label configuration had been in place since 1955. Later in 1960, starting with SD 1333, the labels switched to the Red, White & Purple design with the white "fan" in the center line.
VoodooElectronics

Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles VoodooElectronics

April 1, 2015
referencing The Genius Of Ray Charles, LP, Album, RE, Ind, SD 1312
If this release dates from 1968 how come the Atlantic address is listed as "New York 23, New York"? ZIP codes were instituted in 1963.
BPeloquin

Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles as reviewed by BPeloquin

June 23, 2014
referencing The Genius Of Ray Charles, LP, 180, R1 1312

My copy seems to be somewhat louder and slightly distorted. Am I imagining it?
melvinmephistopheles

Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles melvinmephistopheles

August 10, 2011
referencing The Genius Of Ray Charles, LP, Album, Mono, RP, 1312
It's hard to hear now just what made this record so revolutionary and new when it first came out. One English critic, who liked Charles' piano playing, said, "the mixture of gospel-style vocal phrasing with banal blues lyrics is most unsatisfactory, if not positively objectionable." Oh well, so much for soul music!