Ray Charles, the star Frank Sinatra called “the only true genius in the business”

Ray Charles: Rare and Classic Photos of an American Genius, 1966 (Photo: Bill Ray)

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and composer.

My next painting will be this photo of Ray Charles. I was fortunate enough to see him in concert and even though he was up in years ,as soon as he started playing the piano.age disappeared and out came the master RAY CHARLES !

Ray Charles - Wikipedia

In the father of soul refused to play a concert in his home state of Georgia because the theater was segregated. In fact, he didn't play another concert in the state until it was desegregated several years later.

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known by his shortened stage name Ray Charles, was an American musician. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records.[1][2][3] He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums.

He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into early performances recorded by Atlantic Records.

ray charles - singer, songwriter, piano, keyboard, saxaphone

Today in Music History: June 2004 One of Ray Charles last public performances, at the 2003 Montreal International Jazz Festival .

Ray Charles: Sept. 23, 1930  - June 10, 2004 (liver failure at 73)

The Arsht Center celebrates the musical genius of Ray Charles with Take Clint Holmes, Nnenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, Shelly Berg, Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Big Band and Miami Mass Choir.

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Ray Charles was a blind African American that played piano. The father of soul music, he sang, wrote music and arranged.

Ray Charles – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre

Ray Charles – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre

Ray Charles Robinson (1930-2004)

Ray Charles Robinson (1930-2004)

Ray Charles

Ray Charles with piano shades, in The Telegraph's key blues musicians in pictures" (click! This photo is from Norman Seeff's The Sessions Project (LA,

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