Ray Charles

Ray Charles

occupation

Pianist

Singing

Songwriter

Writer

religion

Baptist Church

Christianity

social status

Professionals

born

23 September, 1930

birthplace

Albany, Georgia

died

10 June, 2004

death place

Beverly Hills, California

country of citizenship

United States

type

MusicArtist

generic agent

person/people

appears in search results as

Ray Charles

sameAs

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family name

Charles

gender

male

given name

Ray

'A Fool for You'

'Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand'

'Drown in my Own Tears'

'Found My Baby There'

'I Got it Bad'

'This Little Girl of Mine'

'What Kind of Man are You?'

Female vocalists

Rhythm and Blues

writer

1426852321619: Oh yes, Lord, Mama believed in going to church. Ou...

1426852929123: I was a happy kid. I loved the country with all it...

1426855464189: Sometimes I'm asked about my biggest musical influ...

1426858439116: Mr. Pit's place was the center of the black commun...

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1426876606046: Life went on for our little family in the country....

1426877316195: It didn't take Mama long to figure out what was ha...

1427123112134: Like it or not, when the train pulled out of Green...

1427124119304: When I stepped off the train in Greensville it was...

1427124850894: [My] second year at [the Blind] school was a whole...

1427127703261: Although there was nothing really down-home about ...

1427203202374: Now you didn't find no muddy Mississippi blues on ...

1427203805929: There were also a few cats at school who could alw...

1427204394485: Whenever Joe Lee--our local Art Tatum [at the Blin...

1427207792613: This was a time in my life [around eleven or twelv...

1427209984206: I knew jazz. I loved jazz, and I could play jazz. ...

1427293682284: I loved going home for the summers... [Boarding Bl...

1427294484514: [Following the death of his mother in May 1945, Ra...

1427295039883: Here I was in Jacksonville [Florida] trying to fit...

1427295502301: My social life [in Jacksonville, Florida] wasn't a...

1427297305589: During my day, there were two types of sounds. Lea...

1427462253752: When I hit the streets [in Orlando, Florida] in th...

1427463111790: I was pretty crazy at sixteen, and if you need any...

1427463487305:

1427465433697: I bought [a record player and] a lot of the 78s [i...

1427465850391: And of course Billie Holiday always destroyed me. ...

1427467044131: I started out in a flophouse and then got lodgings...

1427467994406: I knew back then [1940’s] that Nat Cole was bigger...

1427469171078: Strangest job I had in Florida--and one of the nic...

1427563667532: About the time I was playing hot hillbilly piano [...

1427566005337: I continued writing arrangements for big bands in ...

1427570309334: It was 1950 when I moved to L.A. [California]. ...

1427570909347: [O]ne evening in a Los Angeles nightclub… I found...

1427573019725: [In 1950's Los Angeles]. Lowell [Fulson] had a...

1427573962089: Lowell [Fulson] had a station wagon and a Roadmast...

1427575071318: Music was all over the place [in the 1950s]. When ...

1427575855896: We went back to L.A. from time to time and I had a...

1427805942343:

1427806379101: These were the years--'53, '54, '55--when I became...

1427806819826: This was the happiest period of my life so far [on...

1427807224156: [On tour in the mid-1950's] I was still meeting mu...

1427807512663: My band was really shaping up [in the mid-1950’s]....

1427809075430: I was playing in Kentucky in 1955 when a promoter ...

1427810864141: One night in 1957 I happened to be playing Philade...

1427812512371: The cats in the band could play the blues [1950's]...

1427813208603: Jazz was going through some changes about now [1...

1427827577389: Something else happened in this time slot [1950’s]...

1427828274683: Hank Crawford had joined our band [in 1958]. He pl...

1427960491640: Carnegie Hall in 1959 stands out in my mind as one...

1427961471843: Atlantic sent me material they were recording of t...

1427962351368: [Hiring horn players in the late 1950’s], of all t...

1427963131168: [In 1960]… I did those duets with Betty Carter… ...

1427969509907: There was a lot of black music in the last half of...

1427970039314:

1427971185170: I've been traveling extensively outside the United...

1427971955163: I ain't real narrow in my tastes. In fact, I'm cra...

1427972187097: I remember hearing an album that Jo Stafford made ...

1427974136810: "I like it myself," [Ray Charles] says when he's p...

involved parties

'A Fool for You'

'Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand'

'Drown in my Own Tears'

'Found My Baby There'

'I Got it Bad'

'This Little Girl of Mine'

'What Kind of Man are You?'

Female vocalists

Rhythm and Blues

composer

performance of ''A Fool for You''

performance of ''Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens''

performance of ''Anytime''

performance of ''Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand''

performance of ''Blue Shadows''

performance of ''Body and Soul' in D-flat'

performance of ''Chains of Love''

performance of ''Don't Get Around Much Anymore' and ''Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me''

performance of ''Don't You Know, Baby?''

performance of ''Dream''

performance of ''Drown in my Own Tears''

performance of ''Every Day I Have the Blues''

performance of ''Flying Home''

performance of ''For Mama''

performance of ''Found My Baby There''

performance of ''Four Brothers''

performance of ''Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You?' and 'I Just Can't See for Looking''

performance of ''Honky Tonk Train''

performance of ''How High the Moon''

performance of ''How Long Has This Been Going On?''

performance of ''Hush Now, Don't Explain''

performance of ''I'm Falling For You''

performance of ''I Got it Bad''

performance of ''Indian Love Call''

performance of ''Jelly Jelly''

performance of ''Kentucky Waltz''

performance of ''Kissa Me Baby''

performance of ''Lady Be Good''

performance of ''Lady Be Good''

performance of ''Lester Leaps in' and 'DB Blues''

performance of ''Long, Tall Sally''

performance of ''My Man''

performance of ''Nancy with the Laughing Face''

performance of ''Nature Boy''

performance of ''Saturday Night Fish Fry''

performance of ''The Snow is Falling''

performance of ''This Little Girl of Mine''

performance of ''Tutti Frutti' '

performance of ''Waiting All For You''

performance of ''What Kind of Man are You?''

performance of 'Baptist call and response singing'

performance of 'Big Band'

performance of 'Big Band'

performance of 'Big Band'

performance of 'Big Band'

performance of 'Big Band'

performance of 'Big Band'

performance of 'Black-bottom Blues'

performance of 'Black-bottom Blues'

performance of 'Blues'

performance of 'Blues'

performance of 'Blues'

performance of 'Blues'

performance of 'Blues'

performance of 'Blues'

performance of 'Blues'

performance of 'Blues'

performance of 'Boogie-Woogie'

performance of 'Chuck Willis and the Cookies'

performance of 'Classical'

performance of 'Classical'

performance of 'East coast jazz'

performance of 'Female Cabaret Singing'

performance of 'Female Gospel Singing'

performance of 'Female Jazz singing'

performance of 'Female gospel singers'

performance of 'Female singer'

performance of 'Female vocalists'

performance of 'Gospel music'

performance of 'Gospel music'

performance of 'Gospel music'

performance of 'Gospel singing'

performance of 'Jazz singing'

performance of 'Jazz'

performance of 'Latin American singing'

performance of 'Piano music'

performance of 'Rhythm and Blues'

performance of 'Rhythm and Blues'

performance of 'West coast jazz'

performance of 'boogie woogie'

performance of 'boogie woogie'

performance of 'boogie-woogie piano'

performance of 'cool jazz'

performance of 'country and western music'

performance of 'country and western music'

performance of 'country and western music'

performance of 'horns'

performance of 'jazz guitar'

performance of 'jazz piano music'

performance of 'jazz piano music'

performance of 'jazz'

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performance of 'jazz'

performance of 'jazz'

performance of 'popular music'

performance of 'rock and roll piano'

performance of 'strings'

performance of 'unnamed blues'

performance of 'unnamed spiritual'

performance of 'vocal group'

performance of 'jazz (, performance of)'

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performance of 'jazz (, performance of)'

performance of 'Beat Me Daddy To A Boogie Beat'

performance of 'Big Band'

performance of 'Big Band'

performance of 'Blowing the Blues Away'

listeners

performance of 'Jazz'

performance of 'Jazz'

performance of ''A Fool for You''

performance of ''A Fool for You''

performance of ''Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand''

performance of ''Don't You Know, Baby?''

performance of ''Drown in my Own Tears''

performance of ''Drown in my Own Tears''

performance of ''Found My Baby There''

performance of ''Hallelujah, I Love Her So''

performance of ''Honky Tonk Train''

performance of ''How Long Has This Been Going On?''

performance of ''Kissa Me Baby''

performance of ''The Snow is Falling''

performance of ''Them That Got''

performance of ''This Little Girl of Mine''

performance of ''What I Say''

performance of 'Big Band'

performance of 'Blues'

performance of 'jazz'

performance of 'spoken word'

performance of 'Ray Charles Concert - RFH, c. 1982'

performance of 'unknown'

performance of 'Beat Me Daddy To A Boogie Beat'

performers

Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story

author
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