Ray Charles in Florida - 1936

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, pages 26-30:

It didn't take Mama long to figure out what was happening. I was going blind… I still went over to Mr Pit's place and climbed up on the piano stool. By then, even at age six, I could fake a little black-bottom blues of my own.
cite as

David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 26-30. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426877316195 accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Florida


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

Listening to

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Black-bottom Blues

Experience Information

Date/Time 1936
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:48:36 +0000
Approved on Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:48:06 +0100