Genius: The Ultimate Collection

Genius: The Ultimate Collection

by Ray Charles


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Genius: The Ultimate Collection

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2009
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072312937
catalogNumber: 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
Cindy Walker   Composer
Don Heckman   Liner Notes
Nick Ashford   Composer
John Burk   Executive Producer
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
Katherine Lee Bates   Composer
Bobby Sharp   Composer
Larissa Collins   Art Direction
Russell Steagall   Composer

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