If you have seen the recently released movie ìRayî on DVD about Ray Charlesí early years with Atlanta Records and ABC/Paramount, there is one scene in particular that really puts the time into perspective as to how recordings were done at that time. In one scene they show Ray Charles (played by Jamie Foxx) in the studio recoding his classic LP ìCountry & Western Hits,î and the song on that LP ìGeorgia On My Mindî and he is accompanied by an orchestra, the Rayettes, choir singers and his band. All of these persons were present in the studio and ready to go when they said, ì1, 2, 3.î When those magic words were said the whole room filled with musicians came to life in unison to lay down the track.
Much of today's recording process is a completely different animal. Rod Stewart in his recent Grammy award winning effort for ìGreat Love Songs Sessionsî never saw his duet artists or was even in the same studio with the band. Not that the result does not sound great, but there is a feeling that is missing, a feeling that comes through so true in the recordings of artists such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and more. Experiencing those early recording sessions when close to 100 artists at a time could all be in one studio playing together is simply a different listening experience. Recording sessions done this way are truly live, and you can hear it and feel it in the sound thus making the following titles a true listening gift second to none for the true audiophiles.
Mymusicfix is featuring three of Ray Charles ABC/Paramount DCC Masterpieces, which are extremely rare and limited edition pressings mastered using the original master recording session tapes, and several other masterpieces that were all recorded in this old time magical way. These sonic gem titles are simply incredible and probably the last couple of factory sealed pressings left anywhere in the world. Mymusicfix only has one or two of these titles left in our inventories, and the prices reflect the absolute rarity of these masterpieces.