Ray Charles
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1930-09-23
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Ray Charles

Ray Charles Biography (Wikipedia)

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known professionally as Ray Charles, 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 was blind from the age of seven.

He pioneered the genre of soul music during the 1950s by combining blues, rhythm and blues, and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic Records. He also contributed to the integration of country music, rhythm and blues and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most 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 country, jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues artists of the day, including Louis Jordan and Charles Brown. In the late forties, he became friends with Quincy Jones. Their friendship lasted until the end of Charles's life.

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Take These Chains From My Heart
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Take These Chains From My Heart
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Chattanooga Choo Choo
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Chattanooga Choo Choo
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I Can't Stop Loving You
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I Can't Stop Loving You
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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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Here We Go Again
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Here We Go Again
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I Got A Woman
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I Got A Woman
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Lonely Avenue
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Lonely Avenue
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What'd I Say
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What'd I Say
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Heaven Help Us All
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Heaven Help Us All
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Georgia On My Mind
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Georgia On My Mind
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Come Rain Or Come Shine
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Come Rain Or Come Shine
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Your Cheatin' Heart
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Your Cheatin' Heart
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One Mint Julep
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One Mint Julep
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What'd I Say (Parts 1 & 2)
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What'd I Say (Parts 1 & 2)
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What I'd Say
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What I'd Say
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Shake Your Tailfeather
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Shake Your Tailfeather
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The Genius After Hours
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The Genius After Hours
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Alexander’s Ragtime Band
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Alexander’s Ragtime Band
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Shake A Tail Feather
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Shake A Tail Feather
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Georgia On My Mind
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Georgia On My Mind
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Busted
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Busted
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Rainy Night In Georgia
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Rainy Night In Georgia
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Mess Around
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Mess Around
Ray Charles
A Fool For You
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A Fool For You
Willie Nelson
Seven Spanish Angels (feat. Ray Charles)
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Seven Spanish Angels (feat. Ray Charles)
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Bye Bye Love
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Bye Bye Love
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I Don't Need No Doctor
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I Don't Need No Doctor
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