Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Genius + Soul = Jazz

CD (Item 550360) Impulse/Dunhill, 1960 — Condition: Used
$3.99 ...

CD

Also available
Ray Charles — Genius + Soul = Jazz (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

A wonderful chapter in the career of Ray Charles – and a key album in helping raise his respect level a notch or two in the early 60s! We might argue with the mathematics in the title – or at least joke that Ray was using equations as titles years before Anthony Braxton – but you can't contest the fact that this one's a classic treat, and a legendary attempt to class up Ray's bluesy style for the masses. Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns handled the arrangements, and given that the record was issued by ABC a few years before they brought Ray into a country mode, it's interesting to think what might have happened had his career continued this way. There's only a small number of vocal tracks on the record, and most of the rest feature Ray at the organ, grooving away very nicely! Titles include "One Mint Julep", "Moanin", "I've Got News For You", "Mister C", and "Stompin Room Only". CD adds 3 bonus tracks from the album Genius Hits The Road.  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print.)

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.


Used CD Grade

We have only one grade for non-new CDs at Dusty Groove — "Used CD". This grade is somewhat all-encompassing, but we choose it because we try to offer Used CDs in the best shape possible.

When you purchase a Used CD you can expect the disc to be free of all but the lightest of surface marks, the case to be clean (we often change the cases ourselves), and the booklet to be in good shape. Used CDs may show some signs of use but if there are significant details or defects we will list them underneath the item — just like we do with LPs — so look there for notes on cutout marks, stickers, promo stamps or other details.

All of our Used CDs are guaranteed to play without skipping or flaws. If you purchase a Used CD from Dusty Groove, you have 1 week to play it to determine that it plays correctly — and if it does not, then you may return it for a full refund.


You might be interested


Atlantic, 1950s/1960s. Used CD & DVD
... CD
DCC, 1960s. Used
Tracks include "Unchain My Heart", "One Mint Julip", "Crying Time", "Don't Change On Me", "Let's Go Get Stoned", "Careless Love", and "If You Were Mine" – 20 cuts in all. CD

Ray Charles

Greatest Hits Vol 2
Dunhill, 1960s/Early 70s. Used
... CD

Al Jarreau

Master Classics
Master Classics, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used
... CD

Earl King

Sexual Telepathy
Black Top, 1990. Used
... CD

Randy Crawford

Through The Eyes Of Love
Warner, 1992. Used
Sweet grooves from Randy Crawford, and a set that does a really nice job of bringing back some of the jazzier elements from her roots – some warm Crusaders-like inflections that bring Crawford right back to her best sort of style! Instrumentation is nicely laidback at points – still ... CD

Boz Scaggs

Dig
Virgin, 2001. Used
... CD

Abbey Lincoln

It's Magic
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used
Early work by Abbey – recorded in a mode that's straighter than she'd sound a few years later – less angry, more like other jazz vocalists of the time, but still with that unmistakable Abbey Lincoln quality in the voice! The arrangements on the set are by Benny Golson – using ... CD

Gene Harris

Nexus
Blue Note (Japan), 1976. Used
A great little solo set from Gene Harris – and a perfect example of that magical time after he'd left the Three Sounds, but hadn't yet hit the more standard styles of later years – a period when Harris was really experimenting with a wide range of keyboards and sounds! The set has ... CD

Ella Fitzgerald

Get Happy
Verve, Late 50s. Used
Arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Russ Garcia, and Frank DeVol! Titles include "Moonlight Becomes You", "Cheerful Little Earful", "You Make Me Feel So Young", "Like Young", "You Turned The Tables On Me", and "Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar". CD
Columbia, 1920s/1930s. Used
Lots of raunchy tracks from the early days of 78rpm blues recordings – work from Lil Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, Lucille Bogan, Lillie Mae Kirkman, Barrel House Annie, Bo Carter, Mississippi Shieks, Hunter and Jenkins, Buddy Moss, and Bernice Edwards. CD
 



⇑ Top