Ray Charles - The Genius Sings the Blues

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This 1961 Collection Gathers 12 Must-Have Songs from Charles' Peak Era

• Mobile Fidelity Has Righted the Sonic Wrongs That Plagued Earlier Versions - You Won't Find a Better-Sounding Ray Charles Disc

Genius doesn't even begin to describe the greatness of The Genius Sings the Blues. Comprised of a dozen songs Ray Charles made between 1952 and 1960, the collection was released in 1961 by Atlantic Records to counter the singer's migration to rival ABC Paramount. What Atlantic originally underestimated is that the album contained many of Charles' greatest works, all unified by their bluesy emotions and stirring arrangements. A classic of the soul and R&B canon, The Genius Sings the Blues is a snapshot of the evolution of timeless American music captured by the pianist's indelible rhythmic pace, gospel roots, jazz backgrounds, and Southern-styled accents. And it's never sounded so good.

This Super Audio Compact Disc format, which contains a CD layer and ultra-high resolution layer of music. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab transferred the original 2-track ¼" analog master tapes using the critically acclaimed GAIN 2TM System.

Packaged in New Numbered Limited Edition Mini LP Style Packaging!

1. Early in the Mornin' - 2:46

2. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I) - 2:53

3. The Midnight Hour - 2:57

4. (Night Time Is) the Right Time - 3:25

5. Feelin' Sad - 2:47

6. Ray's Blues - 2:50 7. I'm Movin' On - 2:11

8. I Believe to My Soul - 3:00

9. Nobody Cares - 2:37

10. Mr. Charles' Blues - 2:44

11. Some Day Baby - 2:58

12. I Wonder Who - 2:46

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Record Label Mobile Fidelity
Music Genre Vocalist