Ray Charles - the 1940's

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, pages 58-9:

I loved going home for the summers... [Boarding Blind] School was one thing.... But home was something else... It was a town where I knew practically everyone, where people --at least in the mind of an eleven-year-old--seemed to genuinely care 'bout each other... In addition to Mr. Pit and Miss Georgia, another couple was particularly fond of me--Henry Johnson and his wife, Miss Alice. When I first knew them, they owned a café, with a jukebox, far away in another section of town. That was another place where I spent lots of time, listening to whatever music was being played in those …   more >>
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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 58-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427293682284 accessed: 21 May, 2024


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

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Big Band
written by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, Tommy Dorsey
performed by Lucky Millinder, Erskine Hawkins, Earl Hines, Louis Jordan, Tiny Bradshaw, Nat King Cole
Blues performed by Big Joe Turner, Muddy Waters

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Date/Time the 1940's
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Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:28:02 +0000
Approved on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:55:20 +0100