Ray [Original Soundtrack]

Ray [Original Soundtrack]

by Ray Charles
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Ray [Original Soundtrack]

You may have someone else play the part of Ray Charles in a bio film, but don't even think about anyone else singing his songs. Accordingly, the soundtrack to Ray -- starring Jamie Foxx as "The Genius" -- has 17 tracks of vintage Charles performances. And, as his legion of cross-generational fans know, rhythm and blues just doesn't get any finer than that. The breakthrough recordings made for Atlantic Records in the 1950s are represented by such pivotal tracks as "I've Got a Woman," Hallelujah, I Love Her So," "Drown in My Own Tears," and "(Night Time Is) The Right Time." Charles continued his hit making throughout the 1960s on ABC-Paramount with classics like "Hit the Road Jack," "Georgia on My Mind," and "Unchain My Heart," all included here. "What'd I Say," the archetypal Charles rave-up, is captured on a roaring in-concert version from the 1965 album Ray Charles Live in Concert, while such signature songs as "Born to Lose" "You Don't Know Me," and "I Can't Stop Loving You" are drawn from the electrifying 1976 album Ray Charles Live in Japan. For anyone unfamiliar with the work of an artist who, along with Louis Armstrong, was perhaps the most significant force in American popular music, this soundtrack will act as an enticing introduction to Charles' magnificent work. Those already in love with his music will enjoy a gleaming sampling of his enduring genius.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2004
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0081227654023
catalogNumber: 76540

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Charles   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
Eddy Arnold   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Ray Charles   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Gerald Wilson   Arranger
Ralph Burns   Arranger
Frankie Brown   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Herb Abramson   Producer
James Austin   Audio Production
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Napoleon Brown   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Ozzie Cadena   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Sid Feller   Producer
Henry Glover   Composer
Marty Paich   Arranger
Jesse Stone   Arranger,Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Ted Daffan   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Lew Herman   Composer
Teddy Powell   Composer
Taylor Hackford   Liner Notes,Audio Production
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Renald Richard   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Bobby Sharp   Composer
Stuart Benjamin   Audio Production
Peter Funsten   Executive Producer

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Ray [Original Soundtrack] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love ray charles alot id wish ray charles would cover metallica,megadeth songs ray charles has got to be one of the greatest artists of our generation may you rest in peace ray charles your the man god bless your soul
CarolinIN More than 1 year ago
For the most part an excellent CD. His standard version of Georgia is my favorite!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is a great CD of all Ray Charles' greatest hits...Ray is the man and everyone needs to see this movie because it shows you an amazing account of Ray's life. Jamie Fox does an incredible job, and the music is fantastic. I give everything a two thumbs up!