Ray Charles in Florida - the 1930's

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, page 22:

The jukebox was the other wonder. There was a long bench at Mr. Pit's place, and I had my special place, right at the end, smack against the loudspeaker. That's where I would sit for hours, enthralled by the different sounds. I heard the radio around town, though there were only white stations on it. No way they'd be playing real blues-- I mean hollering-through-the-hollow-log blues. But records were also around, and the first ones I listened to were on Mr. Pit's jukebox. Boogie-woogie, baby! The jukebox was jumping with the stuff. There was Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, and Albert Ammons.…   more >>

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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 22. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426876152682 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Florida


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

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Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:29:13 +0000