We remember Ray Charles. ‘Ray Of Light’

This day (June 10, 2004), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ray Charles, an American singer and musician.

VIDEO DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder – Living For The City . A Song For You (1999) . What’ D I Say (1997) . Hit The Road Jack (1982) . America The Beautiful . La Mama (1979) . Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles – It Takes Two To Tango (1975) . Georgia On My Mind . You Are My Sunshine (1963) .

TOP 10

Ray Charles Top 10 :

Hit the Road Jack . Georgia on My Mind . Mess Around . I Got a Woman . What’d I Say . Unchain My Heart . I Can’t Stop Loving You . Here We Go Again . Drown in My Own Tears . You Don’t Know Me .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Recorded on December 26–27, 1960, Genius + Soul = Jazz is an album by Ray Charles accompanied by members of The Count Basie Band. >>

Recorded between September 11, 1952 and February 18, 1959, Whatd I Say is a studio album by Ray Charles. >>

Released on August 31, 2004, Genius Loves Company is the final (and posthumously released) studio album by Ray Charles. >>

Released on August 8, 1989, Back on the Block is a studio album produced by Quincy Jones and featuring many famous artists : Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Take 6, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, Ray Charles and more. >>

In Person by Ray Charles is a live album recorded on May 28, 1959 at Morris Brown College’s Herndon Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. >>

Recorded on August 23, 1960, Dedicated to You is an album by Ray Charles with Betty Carter. >>

Ray Charles is his debut album (re-released as Hallelujah I Love Her So in 1962) recorded between May 17, 1953 and November 27, 1956. >>

Recorded between February 5 & 15, 1962, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music is a studio album by Ray Charles. >>

Recorded on September 5 and 7, 1962, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Volume Two is an album ( following the success of Vol 1) by Ray Charles >>

Recorded on March 25 and 29, 1960, The Genius Hits the Road is an album by Ray Charles. >>

‘That’s What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles is a tribute album released on June 7, 2005. >>

The Genius of Ray Charles is his sixth studio album mixing big band songs with string-backed ballads and recorded on May 6 and June 23, 1959. >>

Released on September 26, 2000, Friends for Schuur is an album by Diane Schuur, featuring duets with Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1960] Ray Charles is at Newport Jazz Festival, RI >> 43 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1982] Ray Charles performs at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo (Japan). Ray has invited local rock singer Yanagi Joji a.k.a. George Yanagi to perform with him on a couple of songs. >> 45 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1963] Ray Charles a.k.a. O Genio performs in Sao Paulo, Brazil >> 21 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1972] you don’t miss Ray Charles, sole guest on The Dick Cavett Show on ABC. >> 50 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1969] you do not miss Ray Charles at ABC The Johnny Cash Show >> 4 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2000] Ray Charles performs at the Olympia in Paris, France >> 27 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1970] Ray Charles and a young singer named Liza Minnelli are guests on ABC The Johnny Cash Show >> 10 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1990] Ray Charles and his big band will be on stage at Antibes Jazz Festival in France >> 8 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2008] Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones and others pay tribute to Ray Charles. >> 43 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1971] the guests on American NBC variety show The Andy Williams Show are Lorne Greene, Ray Charles, Mama Cass Elliot and a young British artist named Elton John . >> 4 MINUTES on rvm >>

[1980] the Ray Charles Show with the Raelettes and a big band will rock the PWA zaal at North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, The Netherlands >> 68 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1988] Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and many more. They all take part in the Giants of Rock and Roll held at Sports Palace in Rome, Italy >> 65 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1993] Ray Charles is at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI >> 17 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1968] you do not want to miss Ray Charles, Nancy Sinatra, Jimmy Durante and Cyd Charisse at the Bob Hope Special on NBC >> 59 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1980] Ray Charles will sing America The Beautiful before the Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Duran fight at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans >> 3 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1965] The Ronettes, Ike & Tina Turner, Petula Clark, Bo Diddley, Donovan, The Byrds, Roger Miller, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Joan Baez, Ray Charles and more. They all take part in the taping of The Big T.N.T. Show concert at the Moulin Rouge in Los Angeles, California >> 83 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2012] Ricky Skaggs, John Scofield, Tracy Bonham, Doug Wamble and many others take part in the Ray Charles Symposium held at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts >> 51 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (June 10, 2004), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ray Charles, an American singer and musician.

Ray Charles : Probably the strongest element in his’ life, and the most concentrated driving force, was music. Ray often said, “I was born with music inside me. That’s the only explanation I know.”

@allmusic : The brilliance of his 1950s and ’60s work, however, can’t obscure the fact that he made few classic tracks after the mid-’60s, though he recorded often and performed until the year before his death.

@last.fm : In 1959, Ray Charles crossed over to top 40 radio with the release of his impromptu blues number, “What’d I Say”, which was initially conceived while Charles was in concert. The song would reach number 1 on the R&B list and would become Charles’ first top ten single on the pop charts, peaking at number 6. Charles would also record The Genius of Ray Charles, before leaving Atlantic for a more lucrative deal with ABC Records in 1959. Hit songs such as “Georgia On My Mind” (US #1), “Hit the Road Jack” (US #1) and “Unchain My Heart” (US #9) helped him transition to pop success and his landmark 1962 album, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music and its sequel Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 2, helped to bring country into the mainstream of music.

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