Ray Charles Ray Charles (Rock & Roll) 180g LP (Mono)
180g Audiophile Vinyl Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso With Ron McMaster From Original Monophonic Atlantic Records Tapes!
Ray Charles was the premiere architect singer/songwriter/musician whose “genius”
of combining jazz, blues with gospel most certainly began the American soul
music movement. This modern form of R&B which would become an American way of
life forever etched itself in total with the release of his classic #1 hit
single I Got a Woman from his stunning debut 1957 album Ray Charles.
Fused with heavy blues, gospel and rock and roll, I Got a Woman was one of Ray’s
very first top charting hits soon to be followed by other #1 smash hit singles
like Mess Around and A Fool for You. More hit singles graced his first album as
well with Hallelujah I Love Her So, Ain’t That Love and This Little Girl of
Mine. The Ray Charles album itself on its own merit is truly a Greatest Hits LP,
whereby most of these early Ray Charles’ hit tracks have been covered hundreds
of times by some of the most important voices in popular music, like The
Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Steve Miller Band, Van Morrison, Peggy Lee, Johnny
Winter, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder and many others.
Also included on this debut masterpiece are some of Ray Charles’ more definitive
blues rockers like the powerful Come Back Baby, the rockin’ Greenbacks, the #1
blues rocker Mary Ann, and the brilliant soul sounds of Don’t You Know, Drown in
My Own Tears and Losing Hand.
The Ray Charles album forever etched the name superstar and genius with Ray
Charles as the LP reached the upper rungs of the popular, jazz and R&B charts
and has become an American institution which will forever stand the test of
Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time ever 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl LP of the Ray Charles’ classic Ray Charles. As another installment in the
treasured Ray Charles/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, his amazing debut
LP is mastered from the original monophonic Atlantic Records’ tapes by Joe
Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster.
This masterwork truly sounds exceptional and will become one of the more
important roots albums to be reissued in quite some time for the audiophile
This limited edition release also comes with the original album cover graphics
of Marvin Israel, featuring the stunning liner notes by Guy Remark.
The album will be packaged in a poly bag to preserve the rich details of the
legendary cover art as well as a poly lined inner sleeve to protect your vinyl
purchase for years to come.
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Mastered Impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol
Mastering with Ron McMaster
• Mastered from original monophonic Atlantic Records tapes
• Includes original album cover graphics of Marvin Israel
• Features stunning liner notes by Guy Remark
• Includes protective outer poly sleeve
• Includes protective poly-lines inner sleeve
1. Ain't That Love
2. Drown In My Own Tears
3. Come Back Baby
4. Sinner's Prayer
5. Funny (But I Still Love You)
6. Losing Hand
7. A Fool For You
1. Hallelujah I Love Her So
2. Mess Around
3. This Little Girl of Mine
4. Mary Ann
6. Don't You Know
7. I Got A Woman