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4.8 out of 5 stars
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Genius Loves Company
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 21 September 2015
This is a great album - I like every single track on it. It has such ‘live’ feel to it; the production is crystal clear, every instrument comes through perfectly, as does the vocals. This album deservedly won ‘album of the year’ in 2005.
Most of Ray’s recording success came in the 1960’s when he also had some chart success in the UK. This album went to Number one in the US and peaked at 18 here. Ray has his star on Hollywood walk and what an amazing career he had.
His Dad was a humble sharecropper. Ray went blind at age seven and lost members of his family whilst still young. He grew up to be a bit of a lad! He had 12 children with 10 different women and also struggled with drug addiction along the way to becoming a real legend. He finally left us his musical legacy at age 74.
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on 18 December 2016
I have a large collection of music covering nearly all genre, and occasionally I wonder why there is a preponderance of blues and soul in it. Then, just now and then you get a smack on the back of the head that says "here's why!"
A great album from one of the best ever, and populated in duet with some of my other favourites.
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on 3 March 2008
Apart from Ray Charles there are many fine performers and performances on this album - I particularly like the tracks with Norah Jones Diana Krall and Natalie Cole. If you like Ray Charles this is for you.

This would get 5 stars but Over The Rainbow is an absolute bummer when Johnny Mathis joins in and not not even Ray Charles can carry Van Morrison. It Was a Very Good Year sucks while Sweet Potato Pie with James Taylor doesn't really suits Ray Charles nor does Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word with Elton John.

The score so far-
3 tracks Suck - (2 if you can force yourself to listen to Van Morrison)
2 tracks OK
7 tracks Superb - so incredibly good that it almost makes 5 stars anyway.

This is still one of my current favourites and gets regular playtime.
Strongly recommended.
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on 1 April 2018
Great music from a legend
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on 22 May 2017
Great late ray charles... Brilliant album.. From the genius he was
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on 1 July 2016
Perfect condition, Thank you.
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on 18 January 2015
Great Album from Ray Charles. Lovely duets with famous artists and friends. Well recommended.
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on 22 January 2010
First heard of this album at the Georgia Music Museum. Just had to buy it when we got back to the UK. One of the best albums I have ever bought - the duets with Elton John and Johnny Mathis especially are fantastic
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on 18 August 2017
Good album
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on 2 February 2013
Great songs; great duets; great price. An absolute gem from a great performer and so what more could you possibly want?
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