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#127 – John Burk of Concord Records – Ray Charles ABC Singles Box

Concord Music Group has just released Singular Genius – the Complete ABC Singles collection by Ray Charles, a monumental five-disc box set featuring every A and B side released during his peak years of 1960-1972, and all in their original, mono single mix.   Thirty of these tracks have never been released on CD. Icon Fetch talks with John Burk, the Chief Creative Officer at Concord, who spearheaded the project, about tracking down the rare single masters,  assembling the lavish box, and working with Charles on his final studio album, Genius Love Company.  He also discusses the philosophy of his company, quickly becoming the coolest record label on the planet.