Genius Loves Company
CAT # CCD-2248-25
1. Here We Go Again 3:59 2. Sweet Potato Pie 3:47 3. You Don't Know Me 3:55 4. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word 3:59 5. Fever 3:30 6. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? 4:34 7. It Was A Very Good Year 4:59 8. Hey Girl 5:15 9. Sinner's Prayer 4:25 10. Heaven Help Us All 4:32 11. Over The Rainbow 4:54 12. Crazy Love 3:34
"I’ve recorded with so many amazing artists in my career but never on a duets album all my own. I thought it was time to have some of the friends that I love and the artists that I admire come into my studio and sing with me live," explains Ray Charles on the genesis of Genius Loves Company. “All the guests brought their own magic to each song. That’s what we wanted and that’s exactly what we got.” Ray’s confidence is understandable. Genius Loves Company stands as a remarkable hallmark in a remarkable career. In his brilliant debut for Concord Records, Ray sings a dozen duets with a dazzling array of guest artists from virtually every genre, who have won a combined 79 GRAMMY® Awards. “We cover it all,” Ray adds, “from country to R&B, pop, rock and blues. I’ve never let them put me in a little box, and this CD expresses that open feeling. A beautiful song is a beautiful song—and to sing with so many beautiful singers is a blessing from God.”
Featuring guest artists Natalie Cole, Elton John, Norah Jones, B.B. King, Gladys Knight, Diana Krall, Michael McDonald, Johnny Mathis, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, and James Taylor.
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