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Spirit of Christmas
Ray Charles
Spirit of Christmas
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Classical
 
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The cover of this holiday classic pictures Ray Charles with a sleigh-full of gifts. That's an appropriate image, since he's so generous with the soulful sounds contained inside. Ray's gravelly growl may turn sweet on such ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ray Charles
Title: Spirit of Christmas
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 9/2/1997
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Classic R&B, Soul, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227284220, 074644012514, 074644012545, 0888072312753

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The cover of this holiday classic pictures Ray Charles with a sleigh-full of gifts. That's an appropriate image, since he's so generous with the soulful sounds contained inside. Ray's gravelly growl may turn sweet on such merry romps as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," but he doesn't fully hit his groove until he delves into the set's more grown-up material. He gives "Winter Wonderland" a soul transfusion the likes of which you won't see on many televised Christmas specials, and really lights a fire under "Baby, It's Cold Outside." Now that's the spirit! --David Sprague

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CD Reviews

A must have!
thehamanns | Bel Air, MD United States | 11/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ray Charles is one of the greatest artists of any time and this cd should be in your collection if you truly want the best Christmas collection ever. While "Christmas Time" shows up on many compilation cd's, the best secret here is the song "That Spirit of Christmas" which can be heard in th movie Christmas Vacation. This one song alone is worth the price."
Bring Ray home for Christmas
James D. Isherwood | Randolph, NJ United States | 04/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I searched high and low for the song that accompanied Clark Griswold's watching of his old family movies during my favorite movie "Christmas Vacation"...Well...I found it on this album. Not only did I get the song I was looking for, but also a bunch of other songs that were equally as enjoyable. You can't go wrong with Ray charles, he is truly a master. And to have him over for Christmas is a true blessing! Don't miss this one! You won't be sorry! A true Chrismas Classic"
A great mix of Jazz and Ray Charles' style for the season
Curmema | 12/14/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Some of the classic Christmas songs put to an upbeat Jazzy mix that only Ray Charles can do. This album is a little known secret that will be a great addition to your Christmas CD collection!"