Ray Charles — The Sensational Ray Charles

Not a lot to say about this one. I picked it up maybe three years ago here at Deep Groove in Phoenixville. On Coronet Records, it’s a compilation album from 1965 — but it’s a great compilation full of tracks I didn’t previously have on vinyl or digital. I definitely didn’t have Ray covering “See See Rider,” and I’m glad I do. Plus, it’s the finest quality electronically reprocessed stereo! No jazz on this one, it’s the soulful Ray, and that’s okay. And that ’60s album cover design. Even a minor label knew how to do it then.

The Sensational Ray Charles front cover
The Sensational Ray Charles front cover – I agree, it’s a sensational cover
The Sensational Ray Charles back cover
The Sensational Ray Charles back cover

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