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Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz (LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, Stereo)

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Genius + Soul = Jazz is a 1961 album by American musician Ray Charles, featuring big band arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns. Charles is accompanied by two groups drawn from members of The Count Basie Band and from the ranks of top New York session players. It was recorded at Van Gelder Studio in two sessions on December 26 and 27, 1960 and originally released on the Impulse! label as Impulse! A–2. Genius + Soul = Jazz was re-issued in the UK, first in 1989 on the Castle Communications "Essential Records" label, and by Rhino Records in 1997 on a single CD together with Charles' 1970 My Kind of Jazz. In 2010, Concord Records released a deluxe edition comprising digitally remastered versions of Genius + Soul = Jazz, My Kind of Jazz, Jazz Number II, and My Kind of Jazz Part 3.In 2000, the album was voted number 360 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums 3rd Edition. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011.

Release Info

Artist: Ray Charles
Label: Impulse!
Format: LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, Stereo
Country: US
Label: Impulse!
Released: 2021-05-14
Genre: Jazz, Blues
Style: Rhythm & Blues, Piano Blues, Big Band, Soul-Jazz


A1 From The Heart
A2 I've Got News For You
A3 Moanin'
A4 Let's Go
A5 One Mint Julep
B1 I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
B2 Stompin' Room Only
B3 Mister C
B4 Strike Up The Band
B5 Birth Of The Blues

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