Sunday, January 09, 2011
The Ray Charles Singers - Something Special for Young Lovers (1964)
Here's one of my favorite choral groups - the Ray Charles Singers. Lately I just haven't been able to get enough of the different choral groups - there just isn't enough time in the day to listen to all the records I want to hear! Besides the fact that this record is by the Ray Charles Singers, I bought it for the cover art, and because it's by Command Records. I don't have too many of the Command Records, but I find that I'm starting to look out for these more and more. One thing I did find puzzling about this particular record is that both the cover and the label say "Stereo", but when I recorded it I didn't see that there were two different tracks. And in some of the songs, the men's voices sound kind of "distant". I'm wondering if maybe the record could have been mislabeled. Odd. Anyway, I still enjoyed this album, especially "Quiet Nights", which is one of my all-time favorite songs. And any album that has "Dominique" on it is fine by me!
1/25/2011 UPDATE: I found the problem with one of my sound settings (don't know how I changed it) and rerecorded this album. It is now in stereo, the way it's supposed to be.
Track listing for Ray Charles Singers - Something Special for Young Lovers:
1. This Could Be the Start of Something
2. I Left My Heart in San Francisco
4. There! I've Said It Again
5. This Is All I Ask
1. Hello, Dolly!
2. Quiet Nights
3. Love Me With All Your Heart
5. What Kind of Fool Am I? (contains a skip)
6. Sweet Little Mountain Bird