Ray Charles

Soul musician, singer and songwriter. Born 23 September 1930. Died 10 June 2004
Ray Charles
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1930-09-23
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Ray Charles Biography (Wikipedia)

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray". He was often referred to as "The Genius". Charles started losing his vision at the age of 5, and by 7 he was blind.

He pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s by combining blues, rhythm and blues, and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic. He contributed to the integration of country music, rhythm and blues, and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, notably with his two Modern Sounds albums. While he was with ABC, Charles became one of the first black musicians to be granted artistic control by a mainstream record company.

Charles cited Nat King Cole as a primary influence, but his music was also influenced by Louis Jordan and Charles Brown. He became friends with Quincy Jones. Their friendship lasted until the end of Charles's life. Frank Sinatra called Ray Charles "the only true genius in show business", although Charles downplayed this notion.

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Crying Time
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Crying Time
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Drown In My Own Tears
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Drown In My Own Tears
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Hit The Road Jack
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Hit The Road Jack
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Shake A Tail Feather
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Shake A Tail Feather
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I Can't Stop Loving You
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I Can't Stop Loving You
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Lonely Avenue
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Lonely Avenue
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Georgia On My Mind
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Georgia On My Mind
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I Got A Woman
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I Got A Woman
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Feelin' Sad
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Feelin' Sad
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Sweet Georgia Brown
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Sweet Georgia Brown
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You Don't Know Me
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You Don't Know Me
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Bye Bye Love
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Bye Bye Love
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Unchain My Heart
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Unchain My Heart
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What'd I Say
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What'd I Say
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What Am I Living For
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What Am I Living For
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(Night Time Is) The Right Time
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(Night Time Is) The Right Time
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Busted
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Busted
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Take These Chains From My Heart
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Take These Chains From My Heart
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Hallelujah I Love Her So
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Hallelujah I Love Her So
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I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
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I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
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Hit The Road Jack (feat. The Raelettes)
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Hit The Road Jack (feat. The Raelettes)
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Yesterday
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Yesterday
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Mess Around
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Mess Around
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