|08-05-2013, 04:30 PM||#31 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: United Kingdom
I really don't know where to start with Charles' music. I don't like listening to greatest hits records before hearing what they sound like on studio albums.
Any suggestions? I heard True to Life and absolutely loved it.
|08-06-2013, 09:40 AM||#32 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2009
He did a two country and western albums in 1962 called Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Vol. I and II, which I really like even though I'm not particularly found of country music. I Can't Stop Loving You is from those albums.
From my perspective, it's best to get acquainted with an eclectic artist like Ray Charles by purchasing an anthology of his music. That way you can appreciate the full scope of his work and then decide which of his work in various musical genres you like best. Otherwise, you'd have to purchase 8 or 10 of Ray Charles' studio albums to fully appreciate his musical legacy.
The best anthology of Ray's music is the 2009 release, Genius- The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection for several reasons. The 21 songs on the collection really do span Charles' musical career highlights and will orient you to his wide ranging talents. All of the songs have been digitally remastered, which is good because many of Ray Charles' early studio albums have a poor quality analog sound. Finally the price of the album in both cd and MP3 formats is reasonable.
Genius- The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection
There are two types of music: the first type is the blues and the second type is all the other stuff.
Townes Van Zandt