The Genius After Hours

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The Genius After Hours
Studio album by Ray Charles
Released 1961
Recorded April 30, 1956 - September 12, 1957 in New York City
Genre Hard bop[1]
Length 38:30
Label Atlantic
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun & Jerry Wexler
Ray Charles chronology
Soul Meeting
(1961)Soul Meeting1961
The Genius After Hours
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
(1962)Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music1962
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Genius After Hours is a 1961 album by Ray Charles. All of the songs were taken from the same three studio sessions that created the album The Great Ray Charles which featured the use of both a trio and a septet; the latter arranged by Quincy Jones. Also appearing on the album is David "Fathead" Newman on tenor and alto, as well as the trumpeter Joseph Bridgewater. It was reissued in 1985 by Atlantic Jazzlore.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ray Charles unless otherwise indicated

  1. "The Genius After Hours" – 5:24
  2. "Ain't Misbehavin'" (Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 5:40
  3. "Dawn Ray" – 5:03
  4. "Joy Ride" – 4:39
  5. "Hornful Soul" – 5:29
  6. "The Man I Love" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:26
  7. "Charlesville" – 4:55
  8. "Music, Music, Music" (Bernie Baum, Stephan Weiss) – 2:53



  1. ^ Dedina, Nick. "The Genius After Hours : Ray Charles". Rhapsody. Archived from the original on May 27, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 24, 1985). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 

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