Ray Charles


Ray Charles Brief Biography

Ray Charles
Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and composer known as Ray Charles. 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. 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. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company. Frank Sinatra called Charles "the only true genius in show business," although Charles downplayed this notion.

The influences upon his music were mainly jazz, blues, rhythm and blues and country artists of the day such as Art Tatum, Nat King Cole, Louis Jordan, Charles Brown, and Louis Armstrong. His playing reflected influences from country blues, barrelhouse and stride piano styles.

Ray Charles News

• Bruno Mars wins best album, song at 2018 Grammy Awards
• The Almanac for January 23, the 23rd day of 2018
• Anna Catherine DeHart and Noah Mac from Blake Shelton's team talk music and 'The Voice'
• Famous birthdays for Sept. 23: Sean Spicer, Skylar Astin, Anthony Mackie, Bruce Springsteen, Julio Iglesias, Jermaine Dupri, Jason Alexander

This webpage uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ray_Charles" and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Reality TV World is not responsible for any errors or omissions the Wikipedia article may contain.


POPULAR MOVIES (100)



POPULAR TV SHOWS (100)



POPULAR PEOPLE (100)

Page generated Thu Feb 15, 2018 19:13 pm in 0.69437193870544 seconds


Page read in 0.033622026443481 seconds