• Genius Love Company (Remastered)
  • Genius Love Company (Remastered)

Genius Love Company (Remastered)

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Ray Charles’s recordings are major landmarks in American culture. By combining Gospel with Rhythm & Blues, Charles pioneered soul music and his groundbreaking move into Country music during the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, broke racial barriers while elevating Country music to world-wide popularity for the very first time.  Ray Charles uniquely succeeded in recording and blending virtually every genre of music including soul, R&B, jazz, blue country, rock and pop in unique and unprecedented ways;  which is why Frank Sinatra dubbed him the only “True Genius” in music. This visionary singer, songwriter, pianist and composer brought his expansive musical vision to a worldwide audience and forever changed the face of American Music.
 
Charles’ staggering achievements over a 58-year career include 17 GRAMMY Awards, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement and the President’s Merit Award, the Presidential Medal for the Arts, France’s Legion of Honor, the Kennedy Center Honors, the NAACP Image Awards’ “Hall of Fame Award,” and numerous other music Halls of Fame, including those for Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, all testament to his enormous influence. In 2019, he was honored by the Grand Ole Opry with An Opry Salute to Ray Charles, which was broadcast across PBS stations.

One of the most the most popular and commercially successful albums of Ray Charles’ illustrious career, Genius Loves Company reached #1 on the Billboard 200, and won 8 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Record of the Year in 2005.  It sold over 200,000 copies in the US alone during it’s first week of release, and went on to Triple Platinum status.
 
This duet album features collaborations with some of the biggest names in music like Norah Jones, James Taylor, BB King, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt and more.
 
It is also notable, and fitting, as the final album Ray Charles ever recorded.


VINYL

SIDE ONE

  1. Here We Go Again (with Norah Jones) 3:59

  2. Sweet Potato Pie (with James Taylor) 3:47

  3. You Don’t Know Me (with Diana Krall) 3:55

SIDE TWO

  1. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (with Elton John) 3:59

  2. Fever (with Natalie Cole) 3:30

  3. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind (with Bonnie Raitt) 4:34

SIDE THREE

  1. It Was A Very Good Year (with Willie Nelson) 4:59

  2. Hey Girl (with Michael McDonald) 5:15

  3. Sinner’s Prayer (with B.B. King) 4:25

SIDE FOUR

  1. Heaven Help Us All (with Gladys Knight) 4:32

  2. Over The Rainbow (with Johnny Mathis) 4:54

  3. Crazy Love (with Van Morrison) 3:42


D TRC2118 / 708857211838
CD TRC21202 / 708857212026
LP TRC21201 / 708857212019