Ray Charles – …Dedicated To You
Released in 1961, this album’s thick, syrupy instrumentation continued to surprise fans of Ray’s early, sweaty R&B performances. But there can be no question as to whether Ray makes it work: his voice just sounds so emotional, drawing in the listener, that one begins inevitably – happily – to see things his way. Each track is named after a woman, possibly a love interest! A fun album for the 60’s soul enthusiast.