Monday, February 13, 2012

Ray Charles
"Spotlight on Ray Charles vol. II"

These aren't necessarily the best recordings, (the vocals are actually awful) but it does capture a young Ray Charles presented by the Pickwick label in a cherry-picked example of the "new sounds" in country and blues music.
These aren't the most high energy songs, so it makes me think that this record was pointed towards older, white buyers who had the option of also buying "spotlight" records for artists like Sammy Davis Jr, Noro Morales, the Dorsey Bros. and David Oistrakh.

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