Like Elvis Presley’s That’s Alright Mama, Sam Cooke’s You Send Me and even The Sex Pistols Anarchy In The UK, Ray Charles’ 1959 smash What I’d Say secured him a place at music’s top table. His unique combination of blues and gospel would eventually be christened soul and went on to influence everyone from The Beach Boys to Stevie Wonder in a career that spanned more than 50 years. This selection pulls together all his earliest recordings making for an impressive 2CD set.
· A 37-track introduction to one of the 20th Century’s most enduring musical figures.
· A comprehensive 2CD set featuring all his pre-Atlantic recordings.
· Sleevenotes by Charles Waring (Mojo, Blues & Soul and Record Collector).