Ray Charles - Ray Sings Basie Swings - 180g 2LP

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Ray Charles - Ray Sings Basie Swings - 180g 2LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Pure Audiophile - PA012 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl -

Pure Analogue Audiophile Half Speed Mastering by Stan Ricker 

Numbered Limited Edition - Pressed  at RTI 

Unbelievable The music is great and the sound is out of this world. It is as if God brought Ray back to sing in my family room! Sound 5/5 LPReview
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in  Stereophile! 
The result is a seamless session that unites two titans of R&B and jazz. And sonically, everything is first-rate! - The Absolute Sound 
"Ray Sings, Basie Swings" combines archival, never-before-heard Ray Charles vocal recordings with brand-new performances by the Count Basie Orchestra. This ground breaking LP gives listeners the unprecedented experience of hearing Ray Charles at the dazzling peak of his vocal prowess. "Ray Sings, Basie Swings" was created with the most up-to-date recording and mixing technology, offering sound quality that is state-of-the art.
The producers of this release discovered archival reels of Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra performing live together in 1973. Although the vocals were superior, the remaining elements were of extremely poor quality. They decided to bring the current Basie Orchestra into the studio and, using the latest technology, they carefully and painstakingly laid down a new instrumental backdrop for Charles' towering vocals.
Ray Charles and Count Basie were two of the most charismatic personalities I've ever known. I loved them both. So to hear this amazing collaboration of their musical geniuses is a treat of the highest order. When 21st century technology and timeless soul come together, watch out! This one is for the ages.«  --- Quincy Jones

Ray Charles – vocals, piano
Directed by Bill Hughes
Marshall McDonald – Lead alto saxophone, flute
Grant Langford – 2nd alto saxophone
Doug Lawrence – 1st tenor saxophone
Doug Miller – 2nd tenor saxophone
John Williams – baritone saxophone
Dave Keim – Lead trombone
Clarence Banks – 2nd trombone
Alvin Walker - 3rd trombone
Barry Cooper – bass trombone
Mike Williams - Lead trumpet
Scotty Barnhart – 2nd trumpet
Shawn Edmonds – 3rd trumpet
Endré Rice – 4th trumpet
Joey DeFrancesco – organ
Tony Suggs – piano
James Leary – double bass
Will Matthews – guitar
Butch Miles – drums

Backing vocals

Maxi Anderson
Lynne Fiddmont
Lorraine Perry
Sharon Perry
Darlene Perry
Valerie Pinkston
Sandy Simmons

Additional musicians

Wayne Bergeron
Chuck Berghofer
Jim Cox
John Chiodini
Andy Martin

Quincy Jones – arranger

1. Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
2. Let The Good Times Roll
3. How Long Has This Been Going On?
4. Every Saturday Night
5. Busted
6. Cryin' Time
7. I Can't Stop Loving You
8. Come Live With Me
9. Feel So Bad
10. The Long And Winding Road
11. Look What They've Done To My Song
12. Georgia On My Mind
Bonus Track: 
13. Them That Got - The Count Basie Orhcestra
Ray Charles - Ray Sings Basie Swings - 180g 2LP
https://store.acousticsounds.com/images/FormatIcons/180gram.jpg RTI 180 HQ Vinyl
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