Perhaps the greatest crossover artist that ever was, it is impossible to overstate the impact that Ray Charles had on the evolution of both r&b and rock and roll. Charles' distinctive style transcended genres and influenced musicians from every musical background and from every corner of the globe, but it was during the mid-fifties that charles really began to rule the r&b charts. His legendary debut LP - originally released in 1957 (and later renamed Hallelujah! I Love Her So) for Atlantic - was essentially a collection of those hit singles. In 1955 ray had his first number one hit, I've Got a Woman, followed by his second and third number 1 hits, A Fool For You, and Drown in my Own Tears, over just the next few months. Almost all of the remaining tracks on the album were also top ten hits from that same period, including Greenbacks, Hallelujah! I Love Her So and This Little Girl of Mine. This was undoubtedly the era that defined the legend.
LP - 180 Gram Vinyl. Mono Version.