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Birth of a Legend 1949-52
Ray Charles
Birth of a Legend 1949-52
Genres: Blues, Jazz, R&B
 
2008 three CD set from the musical legend whose output is so varied that it's impossible to categorize him as simply R&B, Jazz, Pop or Country. 77 classic tracks presented in a stunning 5"x5" box. Mischief.

      
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All Artists: Ray Charles
Title: Birth of a Legend 1949-52
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Valley Vue Records
Release Date: 11/15/1994
Genres: Blues, Jazz, R&B
Styles: Piano Blues, Soul
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 788874001728

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2008 three CD set from the musical legend whose output is so varied that it's impossible to categorize him as simply R&B, Jazz, Pop or Country. 77 classic tracks presented in a stunning 5"x5" box. Mischief.
 

CD Reviews

Awesome but not for newbies
The Rocketman | Los Angeles, CA | 02/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It appears this set may not be readily available. Those looking for these recordings should check out "In the Beginning 1949-1952" (ASIN: B0006B65UM) also available at Amazon as both CD sets contain the same recordings. I have reviewed these recordings on the site of the new re-release. (It appears that the new set does not contain the excellent booklet of liner notes, so it may be worth buying this set used if you can find it.)

Although these records cover a lot of the period shown in the biopic movie RAY, you probably want to skip this set until you get the Atlantic recordings box set - which covers his more well-known material from the movie. These CDs are best appreciated by Ray Charles and R&B aficionados."