Ray Charles - the 1950's

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, pages 200-201:

Hank Crawford had joined our band [in 1958]. He played baritone and took down songs and arrangements which I dictated to him. I was writing the same then as I do now, the same way I wrote for Joe Anderson in Florida [in the 1940's], the only way I know how: I see and hear the chords in my mind… I keep a sound picture in my head… Soon Hank learned exactly how I work. He played very good jazz and blues himself, and he turned out to be my first musical director.
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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 200-201. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427828274683 accessed: 22 February, 2024


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

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Rhythm and Blues
written by Ray Charles
performed by Hank Crawford

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Date/Time the 1950's

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:57:54 +0100
Approved on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:31:13 +0100