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His final album, Genius Loves Company, released two months after his death, consists of duets with various admirers and contemporaries: B.B. King, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Gladys Knight, Michael McDonald, Natalie Cole, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, and Johnny Mathis. The album won eight Grammy Awards, including five for Ray Charles for Best Pop Vocal Album, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for Here We Go Again with Norah Jones, and Best Gospel Performance for Heaven Help Us All with Gladys Knight; he also received nods for his duets with Elton John and B.B. King. The album included a version of Harold Arlen's Over the Rainbow , sung as a duet by Charles and Johnny Mathis, which recording was later played at his memorial service.
On December 7, 2007, Ray Charles Plaza was opened in Albany, Georgia, with a revolving, lighted bronze sculpture of Charles seated at a piano. Later that month, on December 26, 2007, Ray Charles was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. He was also presented with the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, during the 1991 UCLA Spring Sing.
Get it Now: Amazon a– iTunes The Genius of Ray Charles Atlantic 1312 Released October, 1959 This is the all-American pop album Ray Charles had always dreamed of recording, with a full orchestra and strings. Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns wrote the charts. Atlantic Records0’ VP Jerry Wexler stated that they had wanted to use the o“Geniuss” title, but held back for two years. On this album, there was absolutely no doubt that the time was right and the title fit. The album won the 1960 Grammy Award in the Pop category for l“Best Vocal Performance 9– Albume” as well as the 1960 Grammy for =“Best Rhythm h& Blues Performances” on n“Let The Good Times Roll.3”
In the 1950 ′s, Ray Charles began his career mixing the fiery passion of gospel and the hard-hitting sound of the blues to create a whole new sound in rhythm 0& blues that helped make him a legend in American music. On this album, Ray revisits his gospel roots and joins forces with the 120-member “Voices of Jubilation Gospel Choiru” from Newark, New Jersey for a stirring program of Christmas music. This concert performance was originally filmed for television and was directed by Stuart Benjamin who also produced the feature film, h“Ray. ”