Rare Genius

Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters is a posthumously created album that remixes previously unreleased Ray Charles studio recordings and demos made in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s together with some contemporary instrumental and backing vocal parts.

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)Ray Sings, Basie Swings2006
Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters
(2010)
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Track listing

  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

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:

  • Keb' Mo' – guitar
  • George Doering – guitar
  • Bobby Sparks – organ
  • Larry Goldings – piano, organ
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Alan Kaplan – trombone
  • Trey Henry – bass
  • Chuck Berghofer – bass
  • Gregg Field – drums
  • Ray Brinker – drums
  • Eric Benét – background vocal

References

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