Ray Charles in Florida - the 1930's
from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, page 19:
Oh yes, Lord, Mama believed in going to church. Ours was the Shiloh Baptist Church, and I liked it best for the singing. Church was simple: Preacher sang or recited, and the congregation sang right back at him. Hardly an accompaniment-- we didn't have a piano in church until I became much older-- and the services were basic and raw. That's how I got my first religion and my first music.
David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 19. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426852321619 accessed: 8 June, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|Baptist call and response singing|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:52:01 +0000