Ray Charles - the 1950's

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, pages 196-197:

Something else happened in this time slot [1950’s]: rock 'n' roll… I've been arguing against labels my whole life--I hate it when they're slapped on me --but finally they become so popular that even I have to use them… When I think of the true rock 'n' roll, cats like Chuck Berry and Little Richard and Bo Diddley come to mind. I think they're the main men… A tune like Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" was fun… And the kids could identify with it a lot easier than my "A Fool for You" or "Drown in My Own Tears."… Rock 'n' roll was also music that the teenagers were able to …   more >>
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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 196-197. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427827577389 accessed: 6 October, 2022

Listeners

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

Listening to

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'A Fool for You'
written by Ray Charles
performed by Ray Charles
'Don't You Know, Baby?' performed by Ray Charles
'Drown in my Own Tears'
written by Ray Charles
performed by Ray Charles
'Long, Tall Sally' performed by Little Richard
'Tutti Frutti'
written by Little Richard
performed by Little Richard
rock and roll piano performed by Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:46:17 +0100
Approved on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:30:31 +0100