Thursday, January 25, 2018

Ray Charles - Doing HIS Thing

Do you like Ray Charles? (If not what the hell are you doing here?) Well unless you got this here more than 2 years ago, then you do not have THIS Ray Charles album, I can pretty much guarantee.

For some reason the Tangerine ABC recordings of Ray Charles have languished in obscurity due to lack of reissues for the entire digital age. Some of the other early ABC era stuff can be found, but the Tangerine albums have never been re-issued. Somehow I think Rhino or Bear Family will do a box someday soon, but until then we will have to be content with my digital transfer and restoration of this LP gem, kindly provided by our favorite Unky Cliff.

Unlike the majority of ABC material that I have heard, this is not over produced and dripping syrup, but is much more a continuation of the Atlantic years. The album is painfully short, but All Killa, No Filla!


21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Ray Charles album..

Wayne

pmac said...

Many, many thanks for this one guys. Listened to it via your youtube posts. Damn fine album.

Lou Cypher said...

Great googly Moogly! Never thought I'd find a copy in my lifetime! Wooh Hoo! (doing a happy dance in front of computer) lol
Thank you so very much indeed!

RickB said...

Wow....many thanks, as always! This is amazing and full on brother Ray!!

Steve626 said...

King

Thanks for putting this together. If this sounds half as good as Percy Mayfield's Tangerine sides, this will be something else!

GuitarGus said...

Thanks KC
One of my fave artists...And lovin' it now...I too had trouble getting any of these Tangerine albums...This is from 1969... The list of others is here below link ...Anyone else got some of these...? Great too hear his great voice on unkown material...Cheers

http://www.bsnpubs.com/abc/tangerine.html

GuitarGus said...

I do have Ray Charles - A Message from the People (1972) reissued on Concorde in 2009 as a d/l ...Any interest ?

GuitarGus said...

And thanks to big bro Cliff for excellent taste and keeping KC educated with even more rarities

KingCake said...

Sure!

GuitarGus said...

Here is Ray Charles - A Message from the People (1972 Reissue 2009) ... It's mainstream corny and over done...but any song by Brother Ray is worth a listen ...perhaps the greatest African-American voice ever...And the most influential and exciting Black artist .in my time.
Get it here ...and thanks to the original poster:
http://www99.zippyshare.com/v/ITyna7Xd/file.html

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

KingCake said...

http://www.mediafire.com/file/cyplt0e81o8usle/917_Doing_HIS_Thingmp3.rar

monsieur jujube said...

Thanks Mr King for all this rarities! Great! is there some more tangerine' Ray records?

Pudge said...

Thank you for Ray. One of the greatest talents of his generation.

OkieRambler said...

Thanks for the Ray Charles. This is like Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Hi!

THANX! For the Ray Charles LP. Never can have enough RC. HELP! The "Message For The People" LP is "no longer" available! Could someone here PLEASE re-up? LUV the LP cover art with Mount Rushmore-like picture of 2 Kennedys, THE King, & Abe.
Thanx too for all other musical shares. GREAT music!

Cheers!
Ciao! For now.
rntcj

KingCake said...

I'll need the address of the album you are referring to

Brush&Stick said...

Thank you for this rare Ray!

Anonymous said...

Great goody..thanks a lot! I can never get enough of Ray! Stuffy

Guitarradeplastico your favorite musician said...

one of the last wonderlful albums of Ray

Guitarradeplastico your favorite musician said...

Many thanks,I have other put very bad sound

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