"Genius: A Night For Ray Charles" is available on DVD exclusively in France and Europe this week (and not yet in the States) (on Universal Pictures).
This DVD features performances shooted during "Genius : A Night For Ray Charles" and features on TV October 8, 2004 in The U.S.A. (recorded at the Staples Center in Los Angeles) by B.B. King, Norah Jones, Quincy Jones, Kenny Chesney, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx, Tom Cruise, Ellen DeGeneres, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Kanye West, Billy Preston, Al Green, David Newman, Usher, Jamie Cullum, Elton John, Zucchero, Joe Cocker, Beyonce, Lara Fabian, Eros Ramazzotti.
So, 90 minutes of the concert and also "Ray" film making-off and an introduction by Jamie Foxx.
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Ray Charles has the distinction of being both a national treasure and an international phenomenon. He started out from nowhere; years later finds him a global entity.
Hundreds of thousands of fingers have hit typewriter and word processor keyboards telling and retelling his story because it is uniquely American, an exemplar of what we like to think is the best in us and of our way of life.
The Ray Charles story is full of paradoxes, part and parcel of the American Dream.
Rags to riches. Triumph overcoming tragedy. Light transcending darkness.
The name Ray Charles is on a Star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame. His bronze bust is enshrined in the Playboy Hall of Fame. There is the bronze medallion cast and presented to him by the French Republic on behalf of its people. There are the Halls of Fame: Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Rock & Roll. There are the many gold records and the 12 Grammys...