Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)

Reason for Listening:
Recently watched the movie Ray.
I recently watched Ray and so I decided to listen to one of his albums. Although he has many hits worth listening to, I oddly decided to listen to this posthumously released album

Released 20040831.
12 songs. 54:03. Genius Loves Company (2004)
First listen.
I should make a note to listen to more Norah Jones
Has a nice sound, but very slow ("It Was a Very Good Year")
Resumed with track 8
Nice, saxophone ("Hey Girl")
Mmmhmm... that opening feels so good. I don't know why I don't listen to more music in this genre (jazz, guitar, blues) ("Sinner's Prayer")
Hmm. This version is so drawn out, it's hard to focus on while multitasking ("Over the Rainbow")

4: "Here We Go Again" (with Norah Jones);
3: "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" (with Bonnie Raitt);
2: "You Don't Know Me" (with Diana Krall); "Fever" (with Natalie Cole); "Sinner's Prayer" (with B.B. King); "Heaven Help Us All" (with Gladys Knight); "Crazy Love" (Live) (with Van Morrison);
1: "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (with Elton John); "Hey Girl" (with Michael McDonald);
0: "Sweet Potato Pie" (with James Taylor); "It Was a Very Good Year" (with Willie Nelson); "Over the Rainbow" (with Johnny Mathis);

There are many well-known songs in this album and there's a good variety of genres and artists which are represented. I'm not sure why, but my gut feeling was to give the album a 4.8 or a 5.0 out of 5.

Overall Rating: 5.0/5
Favorite Song: "Here We Go Again"

Billboard 200
Debut Date: 20040918 | Peak Date: 20050305 | Peak Position: 1 (1 WKS) | Weeks on Chart: 61

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