Requisite: Ray Charles, ‘Genius + Soul = Jazz’ (Impulse!, 1961)

By Bob Weinberg With his recordings for Atlantic, Ray Charles established himself as the pre-eminent soul singer of his generation. And while he’d performed some bluesy jazz for the imprint — dig Soul Brothers, his 1957 team-up with vibraphonist Milt Jackson — it’s telling that one of his early recordings for the ABC label offshoot

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