For many years, Atlantic's treatment of Ray Charles' catalog was a disgrace. They had lots of packages like this single album, a grab bag of various '50s and '60s sessions that didn't give the casual listener any real sense of Charles' greatness and infuriated the true fan. This set and many others like it are no longer necessary, since Atlantic issued the deluxe four-volume edition that contained every significant Ray Charles soul and R&B hit.
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AllMusic Review by Ron Wynn