Both the movie and the soundtrack just blew me away. I knew of Ray Charles and may had even heard a song of his or two (mainly "America" & "Georgia on My Mind"), but I didn't really know Ray, not truly. He simply IS "The Originator & Inovator of Soul Music", I'm a believer now. After seeing the movie I just had to go out and get the soundtrack, and has been playing it ever since. I feel so enlighten and blessed to had discovered his music, I just didn't know he made all of these incredible hits. Even though some of these songs are classics that I may of knew about before ("What'd I Say", "Hit the Road Jack", "Unchain My Heart", and especially "You Don't Know Me"), but in my shame I didn't know it was Ray who did them. And then there are those superjams (like "Bye Bye Love" and "Night Time is the Right Time"), that are so good that I can't hardly go a day without playing them at least once. I even went back to check out the 50th Anniversary "Genius & Soul Box Set" of Ray Charles music, just to see how many other jewels there are out there, and I haven't been disapointed yet. I'm a new Ray convert, the man is a genius, and I ain't going back...enjoy!