“The Genius Hits The Road” by Ray Charles - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1960Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Released July 1960. Ray’s first post-Atlantic LP, and ABC continue with the genius tag, just in case you were having any doubts yourself. The marketing dept. seems to have been on overtime too, and we’re presented with a clumsily themed LP, with titles contrived via American place names. As if the tedious geography homework wasn’t bad enough, the music brews up a Tea Dance trauma, where brassy bossa-novas step on the toes of supper-club waltzes. Comes complete with dodgy variety “patter”. Genius is a very over used term in music… cheezeball, on the other hand…

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A1 [01:55] 3.9.png Ray Charles - Alabamy Bound (Ray Henderson, Buddy DeSylva, Bud Green) Big Band / Jive / Swing
A2 [03:35] 4.7.png Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) Crooner / Cabaret
A3 [02:46] 4.3.png Ray Charles - Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams) Jazz
A4 [03:24] 4.1.png Ray Charles - Mississippi Mud (James Cavanaugh, Harry Barris) Big Band / Jive / Swing
A5 [03:02] 2.6.png Ray Charles - Moonlight In Vermont (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn) Crooner / Cabaret
A6 [03:06] 5.5.png Ray Charles - New York’s My Home (Gordon Jenkins) Crooner / Cabaret
B1 [02:10] 3.7.png Ray Charles - California, Here I Come (Joseph Meyer, B.G. DeSylva, Al Jolson) Jazz
B2 [03:20] 2.4.png Ray Charles - Moon Over Miami (Joe Burke, Edgar Leslie) Crooner / Cabaret
B3 [02:28] 2.6.png Ray Charles - Deep In The Heart Of Texas (Don Swander, June Hershey) Crooner / Cabaret
B4 [02:02] 5.2.png Ray Charles - Carry Me Back To Old Virginny (James Alan Bland) Soul Ballad
B5 [02:58] 3.2.png Ray Charles - Blue Hawaii (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger) Crooner / Cabaret
B6 [03:06] 2.5.png Ray Charles - Chattanooga Choochoo (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) Big Band / Jive / Swing

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