Ray Charles in Florida - 1938

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, pages 46-7:

[My] second year at [the Blind] school was a whole different story. I was relaxed, and I was even happy to be there… Main feature was my music instruction. For the first time, I got formal lessons, learning little exercises and classical pieces. I took to it right away… You could see how important the piano was to me, even at age eight… I wanted to be a great musician, and, early on, I understood who the great musicians were. I could hear them.
cite as

David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 46-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427124850894 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Florida


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

Listening to

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written by Chopin, Jean Sibelius, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 1938
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:34:11 +0000
Approved on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:36:51 +0100