Monday, February 2 2015
It's no accident that country is considered a white genre; it became white over time, and minimizing issues of race has been a key component of maintaining this whiteness.
Wednesday, January 14 2015
Tenth anniversary re-release for Ray Charles’ last album Genius Loves Company; glossy AOR and superstar duets.
Thursday, June 30 2011
Don't know where to start with Ray? Here's a good place.
Wednesday, December 1 2010
As respectfully as possible, Concord excavates ten unreleased tracks from Ray Charles -- including a Johnny Cash collaboration.
Tuesday, November 17 2009
It's hard to imagine a better album for a dimly lit December evening indoors with eggnog and a roaring fire.
Wednesday, November 11 2009
Another expanded edition of Brother Ray’s 1960 album of themed travel songs. Like most journeys, highs and lows abound.
Monday, August 25 2014
As it turns out, America's infatuation with sometimes kooky summer tunes is an old one.
Friday, July 11 2014
You give your hand to me, and then you say goodbye. I watch you walk away beside a lucky to never, never know the one who loves you so. Because you haven't listened to this week's Counterbalance. Ray Charles' 1962 landmark this week.