Rare Genius

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Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters
Remix album by Ray Charles
Released 2010
Genre Soul
Length 41:36
Label Concord
Producer Ray Charles, John Burk
Ray Charles chronology
Ray Sings, Basie Swings
(2006)
Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (link) 3.5/5 stars
PopMatters (link) 7/10 stars
All About Jazz (link) favorable

Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters is a posthumously created album that remixes previously unreleased Ray Charles studio recordings and demos made in the 1970s, '80s and '90s together with some contemporary instrumental and backing vocal parts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love's Gonna Bite You Back" – 3:54
  2. "It Hurts To Be In Love" (Dixson, Toombs) – 4:53
  3. "Wheel Of Fortune" (Benjamin, Weiss) – 4:00
  4. "I'm Gonna Keep On Singin'" – 5:30
  5. "There'll Be Some Changes Made" (Blackstone, Overstreet) – 4:04
  6. "Isn't It Wonderful" (Taylor, Webster) – 4:13
  7. "I Don't Want No One But You" – 4:20
  8. "A Little Bitty Tear" (Cochran) – 3:35
  9. "She's Gone" – 3:10
  10. "Why Me Lord?" (featuring Johnny Cash) (Kristofferson) – 3:57

Personnel[edit]

Original recordings:

  • Ray Charles – vocals, piano / keyboards
  • The Raelettes – backing vocals
  • Johnny Cash – lead vocal on "Why Me Lord?"
  • others (horns, strings, etc.)

contemporary (2010) additions:

References[edit]