Ray Charles

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Ray Charles was an American singer and pianist who's sound became instantly recognizable as he was a pioneering figure in the creation and history of soul music. He brought together blues, gospel and R & B to create his highly successful crossover sound.

He recorded over 60 albums during the course of his career, and long ago achieved icon status in the world of music.


5 Minutes with Ray Charles

Performing Songwriter - December 2002
by Bill Demain

Born: Sep 23, 1930
Died: Jun 10, 2004
Influenced By:
| Charles Brown | Louis Jordan | Nat King Cole |
Has Influenced:
| Alex Ashley | Augustine Rios | Marvin Gaye | Van Morrison |