The legendary singer would have been 80 years old this month, and to celebrate, Concord Records is releasing a compilation of Ray Charles rarities.
Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters will be out on Oct. 26. The album features previously unreleased material dating back to the 1970s, including a duet with Johnny Cash on Kris Kristofferson’s “Why Me, Lord?”
The duet with the Man in Black was recorded in 1981 as part of an album that never saw the light of day.
Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters tracklisting:
1. Love’s Gonna Bite You Back
2. It Hurts To Be in Love
3. Wheel of Fortune
4. I’m Gonna Keep on Singin’
5. There’ll Be Some Changes Made
6. Isn’t It Wonderful
7. I Don’t Want No One But You
8. A Little Bitty Tear
9. She’s Gone
10. Why Me, Lord? featuring Johnny Cash