Ray Charles - mid 20th Century

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, page 291:

There was a lot of black music in the last half of the sixties that I could relate to. More blacks sang the way they really were... One musician towered above the rest. That was Aretha [Franklin]. She's terrible, man. I'd been following her ever since she was fourteen or fifteen, singing in her daddy's church. And she always sang from her inners. She's my one and only sister. In many ways, she's got her father's feeling and passion. When C. L. Franklin--one of the last great preachers --delivers a sermon, he builds his case so beautifully you can't help but see the light. Same when Aretha …   more >>
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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 291. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427969509907 accessed: 17 May, 2024


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

Listening to

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Female Gospel Singing performed by Aretha Franklin

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:11:50 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:21:58 +0100