Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues 180G Vinyl Mono LP Limited Numbered

Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues 180G Vinyl Mono LP Limited Numbered

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Numbered, Limited Edition!
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi/MFSL) Original Master Recording
1/4" / 15 IPS analog master direct to lathe

The Genius Sings the Blues began as a simple compilation. Comprised of a dozen songs Ray Charles made between 1952 and 1960, the collection was released in 1961 by Atlantic Records to counter the singer's migration to rival ABC Paramount. What Atlantic originally underestimated is that the album contained many of Charles' greatest works, all unified by their bluesy emotions and stirring arrangements. A classic of the soul and R&B canon, The Genius Sings the Blues is a snapshot of the evolution of timeless American music captured by the pianist's indelible rhythmic pace, gospel roots, jazz backgrounds, and Southern-styled accents.

From the iconic cover art to the distinguished music within, everything about the thematic record is iconic. Now, nearly 50 years later, it can be heard in pristine fidelity sourced from the original master tapes. Mobile Fidelity's engineers have taken great pains to ensure that every clink of the piano keys, ache of Charles' rolling voice, and rush of the backing arrangements sounds better than they have since first being recorded in the studio.

Early in the Mornin'
Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
The Midnight Hour
(Night Time Is) the Right Time
Feelin' Sad
Ray's Blues
I'm Movin' On
I Believe to My Soul
Nobody Cares
Mr. Charles' Blues
Some Day Baby
I Wonder Who

UPC: 821797133715