“Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul” by Ray Charles - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1963Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Released in August, 1963. The artist formerly known as a soulful blues dude continues along his croon-some way with 10 song picks dipping into both American songbook and Country catalogues. All of the song’s characters seem to have the blues. That’s about as close as you’ll get to roots. Digging for highlights, I can find some worth when Ray treads away down an unexpected path; the humour within “Busted” (Burl Ives, 1962) goes down well, “Over The Rainbow” (Judy Garland, 1938) works simply because it’s so wildly unlikely and “That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Aound Heaven)” (Frankie Laine, 1949) at least has a bit of dramatic adventure in it.

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A1 [02:15] 6.6.png Ray Charles - Busted (Harlan Howard) Cerebral Pop
A2 [03:29] 4.5.png Ray Charles - Where Can I Go? (Sigmunt Berland, Leo Fuld, Sonny Miller) Crooner / Cabaret
A3 [02:53] 3.7.png Ray Charles - Born To Be Blue (Mel Torme, Bob Wells) Crooner / Cabaret
A4 [04:20] 5.4.png Ray Charles - That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Aound Heaven) (Haven Gillespie, Harry Beasely Smith) Crooner / Cabaret
A5 [05:29] 2.4.png Ray Charles - Ol’ Man River (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) Crooner / Cabaret
B1 [05:50] 4.6.png Ray Charles - In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) (Leroy Carr) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [02:26] 4.8.png Ray Charles - A Stranger In Town (Mel Tormé) Crooner / Cabaret
B3 [02:27] 5.1.png Ray Charles - Ol’ Man Time (Jack Reynolds, Cliff Friend) Big Band / Jive / Swing
B4 [04:09] 6.6.png Ray Charles - Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen, Herbert Stothart, Edward Yipsel Harburg) Crooner / Cabaret
B5 [04:00] 3.8.png Ray Charles - You’ll Never Walk Alone (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) Crooner / Cabaret

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