Ray Charles in Florida - the 1940's

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, pages 48-9:

Now you didn't find no muddy Mississippi blues on the radio. That music was available only on what we called race records. But those low-down sounds were things I already knew. They were as much a part of me as my nose, my teeth, or the hair on my head. These other sounds [Big Band] were new, and I was pleased to pick 'em up and learn 'em. One cat in particular knocked me out. They always talked 'bout Goodman being such a great clarinetist, but to me he wasn't in the same category as my man--Artie Shaw. When I heard Artie Shaw do "Stardust" or, sometime later, "Concerto for Clarinet," I…   more >>
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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 48-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427203202374 accessed: 19 May, 2021

location of experience: Florida

Listeners

Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer
1930-2004

Listening to

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Mississippi Blues
Big Band
written by Artie Shaw
performed by Artie Shaw, Artie Shaw and His Gramercy Five

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:20:03 +0000
Approved on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:42:11 +0100