The Genius of Ray Charles
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||Let the Good Times Roll||Ray Charles||2:51||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It Had to Be You||Ray Charles||2:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Alexander's Ragtime Band||Ray Charles||2:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Two Years of Torture||Ray Charles||3:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||When Your Lover Has Gone||Ray Charles||2:49||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||'Deed I Do||Ray Charles||2:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Just for a Thrill||Ray Charles||3:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||You Won't Let Me Go||Ray Charles||3:21||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tell Me You'll Wait for Me||Ray Charles||3:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying||Ray Charles||3:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Am I Blue||Ray Charles||3:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Come Rain or Come Shine||Ray Charles||3:42||$1.29||View in iTunes|
With 1959’s The Genius of Ray Charles, the maestro produced a cinematic expansion of his rollicking, heartrending R&B. In the first half, big-band arrangements transform “’Deed I Do” and “Let the Good Times Roll” from beat-up pickup trucks into shiny, new Cadillacs. In the second half, a string orchestra elevates ballads like “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” and “Am I Blue” into luxurious expressions of loss and loneliness. Through it all, Ray’s voice channels the rough-hewn emotion that was often lacking in an era of candy-flavored crooners.
this is my favorite Ray Charles recording. i wore out the vinyl and when I got it on CD there was a lot of distortion on the original masters that didn't translate well to CD. Still hearing some of it on the MP3s but sounds as if it has been remasted. The distortion is on the piano and on the big section of the big band, To me these are his classic vocal recordings!
Come Rain or Come Shine...
Ray's vocal on this track is stunningly beautiful. The rest of course is brilliant too.
This is one of the most beautiful songs! He is so powerful in this song! I love Ray! You should buy this song/album
Born: September 23, 1930 in Albany, GA
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s