Ray Charles' Final Album With Duets

Published: 2004-08-30
To many he was simply known as Brother Ray. The groundbreaking soul singer's final album is a collection of duets. "Genius Loves Company" which will be released on August 31 is a who's who in the world of music. Some of the musicians appear on the album with Ray Charles because they were close friends with Charles, while others cited Charles as an influence on their careers.

Concord Records is shipping one million copies of the album. The final track of the album was recorded in March; a cover of the Elton John song "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" with Sir Elton himself.

The list of musicians joining Brother Ray Charles on "Genius Loves Company" are:
Billy Preston
Norah Jones
James Taylor
Diana Krall
Sir Elton John
Natalie Cole
Bonnie Raitt
Willie Nelson
Michael McDonald
B. B. King
Gladys Knight
Johnny Mathis
Van Morrison

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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