Friday, May 7, 2010

"The ABCs Of Ray Charles" : THE WEEKEND MIX

If you don't love this, well then (insert caustic, yet hilarious comment.)

I'd like to thank my good friend Steven for giving me this CD. And I'd like to thank the demented philanthropist in Europe who found the time and patience to compile this mostly officially unavailable material from Ray Charles' ABC- Paramount years.


Don't Set Me Free -
My Baby Don't Dig Me -
That's All I Am To You -
Love's Gonna Live Here -
I Like To Hear It Sometime -
You're Just About To Lose Your Clown -
Peace Of Mind -
You've Got A Problem -
I Don't Need No Doctor -
The Train -
What-cha Doing In There -
Somethin's Got To Change -
Go On Home -
That's A Lie -
I Chose To Sing The Blues -
I'll Be Your Servant -
I'm Satisfied -
I Won't Leave -
Come And Get It -
Finders Keepers,
Losers Weepers -
If It Wasn't For Bad Luck -
The Same Thing That Can Make You Laugh -
You Ought To Change Your Ways -
I Can't Stop Loving You Baby -
Tired Of My Tears -
I May Be Wrong -



cooljerk said... it possible that you and i are the only ones who love this compilation? or is everyone else too busy inserting caustic, yet hilarious comments, to mention how brilliant this music is?...steven

Gene Oberto said...

Can you believe it? NO COMMENTS...until now.

OMG, there is not one bad cut on this album, absolutely incredible. As one who was indoctrinated by his mother to RC with "Genius + Soul = Jazz", I knew there had to be something to the guy, but listening to this, I felt like Indiana Jones when he found the Ark. This guy IS the touchstone.

Thank you, Sal, thank the guy in Europe and thank YOU, Mr. Charles

Juby said...

Plainly put, you sir, are amazing! I was remiss in not thanking you for the Costello show. And still you keep giving and giving! Thank you so very much. I owe you as many beers as you want. Take care.

steves said...

I was unable to check in until now, but this was a terrific surprise. Ray is the best. And "unofficial" Ray is even better (if that's possible)!

Thanks again!

P.S. All the LP titles I own on your wish list were spoken for. But hopefully I'll be able to pitch in on next round.

YankeeBoy said...

I had NO IDEA there was so much incredibly fabulous material of his that I had never heard. What a revelation this post is and continues to be as I play through it. Thank you so much for posting this.

Sal Nunziato said...

Happy to see everyone digging this!

Anonymous said...

Hi, great CD is there any chance of re-ripping and posting tracks 23-26 (the issome jumping on the mp3's and also the missing 27 + 28 ?

Sal Nunziato said...

I only have 26 tracks. What seems to be missing?

As for the jumping, try this link:

Anonymous said...

only missing are 27. a coke radio ad and 28. a 9 second goodbye from Ray.

Just trying your new link above, does it replace the old one or is it a new address ?

Sal Nunziato said...

new address