Atlantic Records' Genius move

'The Genius' Ray Charles' Atlantic Years in Mono will be released on weighty 180 gram vinyl on September 23rd, his 86th birthday anniversary.

A number of classic albums by Ray Charles have been remastered and are set to be re-released in a new collection celebrating his years on Atlantic Records. Mono LP’s in the box set will include his self-titled 1957 release, plus ‘Yes Indeed,’ ‘What’d I Say’ and ‘The Genius of Ray Charles.’ 

Each record pressed on high quality 180 gram vinyl and packaged in sleeves that replicate the original releases in exacting detail, presented in an elegant hardbound box. The set also includes a booklet with period photos by Atlantic’s in-house photographer at the time, Lee Friedlander, and liner notes by Ray’s biographer, Grammy-winning writer David Ritz.

Ray Charles Atlantic Years in Mono will be released on September 23rd, his 86th birthday anniversary.

Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years – In Mono:

Ray Charles (1957)

Side One

1. Ain’t That Love
2. Drown In My Own Tears
3. Come Back Baby”
4. Sinner’s Prayer
5. Funny (But I Still Love You)
6. Losing Hand
7. A Fool For You

Side Two

1. Hallelujah I Love Her So
2. Mess Around
3. This Little Girl Of Mine
4. Mary Ann
5. Greenbacks
6. Don’t You Know
7. I Got A Woman

The Great Ray Charles (1957)

Side One

1. The Ray
2. My Melancholy Baby
3. Black Coffee
4. There's No You

Side Two

1. Doodlin’
2. Sweet Sixteen Bars
3. I Surrender Dear
4. Undecided

Yes Indeed! (1958)

Side One

1. What Would I Do Without You
2. It’s All Right
3. I Want To Know
4. Yes, Indeed!
5. Get On The Right Track Baby
6. Talkin’ ‘Bout You
7. Swanee River Rock (Talkin’ ‘Bout That River)

Side Two

1. Lonely Avenue
2. Blackjack
3. The Sun’s Gonna Shine Again
4. I Had A Dream
5. I Want A Little Girl
6. Heartbreaker
7. Leave My Woman Alone

What’d I Say (1959)

Side One

1. What’d I Say – Part I & II
2. Jumpin’ In The Mornin’
3. You Be My Baby
4. Tell Me How Do You Fee
5. What Kind Of Man Are You?

Side Two

1. Rockhouse – Part I & II
2. Roll With My Baby
3. Tell All The World About You
4. My Bonnie
5. That’s Enough

The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959)

Side One

1. Let The Good Times Roll
2. It Had To Be You
3. Alexander’s Ragtime Band
4. Two Years Of Torture
5. When Your Lover Has Gone
6. Deed I Do

Side Two

1. Just For A Thrill
2. You Won’t Let Me Go
3. Tell Me You’ll Wait For Me
4. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'
5. Am I Blue
6. Come Rain Or Come Shine

The Genius After Hours (1961)

Side One

1. The Genius After Hours
2. Ain’t Misbehavin’
3. Dawn Ray
4. Joy Ride

Side Two

1. Hornful Soul
2. The Man I Love
3. Charlesville
4. Music, Music, Music

The Genius Sings The Blues (1961)

Side One

1. Early In The Mornin’
2. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
3. The Midnight Hour
4. The Right Time
5. Feelin’ Sad
6. Ray’s Blues

Side Two

1. I’m Movin’ On
2. I Believe To My Soul
3. Nobody Cares
4. Mr. Charles’ Blues
5. Some Day Baby
6. I Wonder Who

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