Genius: The Ultimate Collection

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Concord's 2009 compilation Genius: The Ultimate Collection is merely one in a long line of Ray Charles hits packages -- not to mention merely one in a long line of releases that have either the word "Genius" or "Ultimate" in their titles -- and "Ultimate" may be too strong a word for a collection that has only 21 tracks, but it nevertheless does function as an excellent sampler of Ray's iconic hits of the '50s and '60s. This samples his Atlantic and ABC recordings relatively equally, ever so slightly favoring the latter. While some of his rawest early R&B will be missed by those who care about such things, those who lodge a complaint already know and have ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Concord's 2009 compilation Genius: The Ultimate Collection is merely one in a long line of Ray Charles hits packages -- not to mention merely one in a long line of releases that have either the word "Genius" or "Ultimate" in their titles -- and "Ultimate" may be too strong a word for a collection that has only 21 tracks, but it nevertheless does function as an excellent sampler of Ray's iconic hits of the '50s and '60s. This samples his Atlantic and ABC recordings relatively equally, ever so slightly favoring the latter. While some of his rawest early R&B will be missed by those who care about such things, those who lodge a complaint already know and have that music in their collections. This is an introduction and sampler for those who don't know Ray Charles' prime, or only need him at his very best, a side that this compilation presents cleanly and efficiently.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/2009
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072312937
  • Catalog Number: 31293

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ray Charles Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Percy Mayfield Composer
Eddy Arnold Composer
Jimmie Davis Composer
Don Gibson Composer
Buck Owens Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Ray Charles Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Titus Turner Composer
Don Heckman Liner Notes
Nick Ashford Composer
John Burk Executive Producer
Bob Fisher Remastering
Henry Glover Composer
Hy Heath Composer
Harlan Howard Composer
Don Lanier Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Rudy Toombs Composer
Stuart Gorrell Composer
Samuel A. Ward Composer
Teddy Powell Composer
Billy Ray Cover Photo
Morty Craft Composer
Renald Richard Composer
Joseph Armstead Composer
Bobby Sharp Composer
Larissa Collins Art Direction
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