Ray Charles in Florida - the 1930's

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, pages 19-20:

I was a happy kid. I loved the country with all its colours and mysteries… And then there was music. I heard it early, just as soon as I was talking or walking. It was always there-- all shapes, all kinds, all rhythms. Music was the only thing I was really anxious to get out of bed for. I was born with music inside me. That's the only explanation I know of, since none of my relatives could sing or play an instrument. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my liver, my kidneys, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for …   more >>
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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 19-20. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426852929123 accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Florida


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:02:09 +0000