Original Album Series

Original Album Series

by Ray Charles
Rhino repackaged and re-released five Ray Charles' LPs on Atlantic -- The Great Ray Charles, Ray Charles at Newport, The Genius of Ray Charles, The Genius Sings the Blues, and The Genius After


Rhino repackaged and re-released five Ray Charles' LPs on Atlantic -- The Great Ray Charles, Ray Charles at Newport, The Genius of Ray Charles, The Genius Sings the Blues, and The Genius After Hours --- as a slipcased box set. It's not a bad way to acquire the albums if you don't already own them, but isn't recommended for the casual fan.

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Disc 1

  1. The Ray
  2. My Melancholy Baby
  3. Black Coffee
  4. There's No You
  5. Doodlin'
  6. Sweet Sixteen Bars
  7. I Surrender Dear
  8. Undecided

Disc 2

  1. The Right Time
  2. In A Little Spanish Town
  3. I Got A Woman
  4. Blues Waltz
  5. Hot Rod
  6. Talkin' Bout You
  7. Sherry
  8. A Fool For You

Disc 3

  1. Let The Good Times Roll
  2. It Had To Be You
  3. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  4. Two Years Of Torture
  5. When Your Lover Has Gone
  6. Deed I Do
  7. Just For A Thrill
  8. You Won't Let Me Go
  9. Tell Me You'll Wait For Me
  10. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'
  11. Am I Blue
  12. Come Rain Or Come Shine

Disc 4

  1. Early In The Mornin'
  2. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
  3. The Midnight Hour
  4. The Right Time
  5. Feelin' Sad
  6. Ray's Blues
  7. I'm Movin' On
  8. I Believe To My Soul
  9. Nobody Cares
  10. Mr. Charles' Blues
  11. Some Day Baby
  12. I Wonder Who

Disc 5

  1. The Genius After Hours
  2. Ain't Misbehavin'
  3. Dawn Ray
  4. Joy Ride
  5. Hornful Soul
  6. The Man I Love
  7. Charlesville
  8. Music, Music, Music

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Charles   Primary Artist,Piano,Celeste,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Marcus Belgrave   Trumpet,Soloist
Bob Brookmeyer   Trombone,Accompaniment
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Grey   Trombone
Billy Mitchell   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Oscar Pettiford   Bass,Accompaniment
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Joe Bridgewater   Trumpet,Soloist
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Teagle Fleming   Drums
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Richie Goldberg   Drums
Lee Harper   Trumpet
Joe Harris   Drums,Accompaniment
Harry Lookofsky   Concert Master
John Hunt   Trumpet
Jose Mangual   Bongos
Wendell Marshall   Bass,Accompaniment
Thomas Mitchell   Trombone
David "Fathead" Newman   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Charlie Persip   Drums
Roosevelt Sheffield   Bass,Accompaniment
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Wess   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Edgar Willis   Bass
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Allen Hanlon   Guitar,Accompaniment
Eddie Jones   Bass
William Peoples   Drums,Accompaniment
Ted Sommers   Drums,Accompaniment
Bennie Crawford   Baritone Saxophone
Freddie Greene   Guitar
Emmott Dewitt   Baritone Saxophone
Emmott Dennis   Baritone Saxophone
Raylettes   Vocals,Accompaniment
Melba Lislon   Trombone
Marjorie Hendricks   Vocals,Soloist

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Percy Mayfield   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Hank Snow   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Ray Charles   Arranger,Composer
Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Composer
Louis Jordan   Composer
Horace Silver   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Charlie Shavers   Composer
Ralph Burns   Arranger
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Oscar Moore   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Cohn   Arranger
Lil Armstrong   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Sonny Burke   Composer
Tom Dowd   Engineer
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Gary Kramer   Liner Notes
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Eddie Jones   Composer
Earl Brown   Engineer
Harry Brooks   Composer
Marvin Israel   Cover Design
Loring Eutemey   Cover Design
Lee Friedlander   Cover Photo
Joe Young   Composer
Tom Adair   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Bernie Baum   Composer
Ernie Burnett   Composer
Grant Clarke   Composer
Gordon Clifford   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Sam Sweet   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Mabel Wayne   Composer
Joe Greene   Composer
Stephen Weiss   Composer
Leo Hickman   Composer
Maybelle E. Watson   Composer
Kenneth Lee Karpe   Liner Notes
Hal Hooper   Composer
Bennie Ross Crawford   Composer
Sid Robin   Composer
Sam Lewis   Composer
Billy Taylor   Liner Notes
N. Brown   Composer
E.A. Swan   Composer
O. Cadena   Composer
George A. Norton   Composer
Jay Maisol   Cover Photo
Dallas Barley   Composer
Charles Joseph Morris   Composer
Bud Allen   Composer
Johnny Acea   Arranger

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