Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) [Remastered] by Ray Charles, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) [Remastered]

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Customer Reviews

So many tracks...TOO much money

So this is a partial album as of 9/08. That's 155 tracks for the same amount of dollars (minus a penny each, of course). You can get this elsewhere for under a hundred bucks. I'm holding out for a couple of years! Would really like the music, but can't pull the trigger on the package. Normally big collections get some kind of a discount. Too bad this one doesn't!

a cavet to the review

Great music, great collection, but check the price of the CD from your local retailer before you buy. The digital download should not be $20 more.


Ray Charles changed a lot with these songs. Enjoy every one, especially if you liked the movie too.


Born: September 23, 1930 in Albany, GA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Ray Charles was the musician most responsible for developing soul music. Singers like Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson also did a great deal to pioneer the form, but Charles did even more to devise a new form of black pop by merging '50s R&B with gospel-powered vocals, adding plenty of flavor from contemporary jazz, blues, and (in the '60s) country. Then there was his singing; his style was among the most emotional and easily identifiable of any 20th century performer, up there with the likes of Elvis...
Full Bio