℗ 1959 Atlantic Records
 

The Genius Of Ray Charles

Ray Charles

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1
Let the Good Times Roll
Ray Charles
2:48
2
It Had to Be You
Ray Charles
2:41
3
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Ray Charles
2:50
4
Two Years of Torture
Ray Charles
3:22
5
When Your Lover Has Gone
Ray Charles
2:47
6
Deed I Do
Ray Charles
2:23
7
Just for a Thrill
Ray Charles; Harry Lookofsky
2:25
8
You Won't Let Me Go
Ray Charles; Harry Lookofsky
3:16
9
Tell Me You'll Wait for Me
Ray Charles; Harry Lookofsky
3:21
10
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'
Ray Charles; Harry Lookofsky
3:47
11
Am I Blue
Ray Charles; Harry Lookofsky
3:35
12
Come Rain or Come Shine
Ray Charles; Harry Lookofsky
3:40
Total Playing Time    36:55
Many musicians possess elements of genius, but it was the great Ray Charles who so fully embodied the term that it was bestowed upon him as a nickname. Blind since the age of six (from glaucoma), Ray Charles (Albany, Georgia, September 23, 1930 - Beverly Hills, California, June 10, 2004) combined elements of gospel, R&B and blues into a fervid, exuberant style that would come to be known as soul music.

The Genius of Ray Charles is Charles' sixth studio album, released in 1959 by Atlantic Records. The album eschewed the soul sound of his 1950s recordings, which fused jazz, gospel, and blues, for swinging pop with big band arrangements It comprises a first half of big band songs and a second half of string-backed ballads.

The album showcased Charles' breakout from rhythm and blues and onto a broader musical stage. Atlantic Records gave him full support in production and arrangements.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Rhino Atlantic Studio Masters

Tracks 1-12 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit; contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source; 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 192 kHz / 24-bit

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