Ray Charles

Legenden des Soul

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Released through the German wing of Universal, Legenden des Soul is a series of '60s/'70s-oriented anthologies that compile major and minor hits from marquee R&B artists. The volumes consist of original recordings and were made available as compact discs and as digital downloads. This 16-track set covers the first years of Ray Charles' ABC-Paramount era, from 1960 through 1966. Among the essential hits here are "Georgia on My Mind," "Hit the Road Jack," and "Unchain My Heart." It's not a perfect sampling; "I Can't Stop Loving You," a number one hit on the pop and R&B charts, is not included here.