Ray Charles in City of Orlando - the 1940's

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, page 95:

And of course Billie Holiday always destroyed me. There was something Lady Day had that no one else could claim. People have told me that she and I share the same sort of sadness in our voice. I know what they're talkin' 'bout. I don't know where that comes from--in her or in me--but it's there. Billie could sing her ass off any given night of the week. And I remember back during the forties how her version of "Hush Now, Don't Explain" stopped me dead in my tracks. I couldn't listen to [the recording] enough; it made a lasting impression inside my brain. The woman was a natural, always her …   more >>
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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 95. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427465850391 accessed: 22 April, 2024

location of experience: City of Orlando


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

Listening to

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'Hush Now, Don't Explain' performed by Billie Holiday

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium playback
Listening Environment indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:17:30 +0000
Approved on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:13:38 +0100