RAY CHARLES
          Atlantic Recordings

                Recording Date:
                   November 26-27, 1956

                    Marcus Belgrave   TP
                    Skeeter Best        G
                    Joe Bridgewater   TP
                    Ray Charles          P,AS
                    Hank Crawford     BS


Review by Ron Wynn
For many years, Atlantic's treatment of Ray Charles' catalog was a disgrace. They had lots of packages like this single album, a grab bag of various '50s and '60s sessions that didn't give the casual listener any real sense of Charles' greatness and infuriated the true fan. This set and many others like it are no longer necessary, since Atlantic issued the deluxe four-volume edition that contained every significant Ray Charles soul and R&B hit.

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