Ray Charles - the 1960's

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, page 293:

Blowing out notes [in the 1960’s] in whichever way, whenever you please, paying no mind to the chord changes--well, that doesn't hold me, doesn't make me want to listen. Far as I'm concerned, music should be beautiful, and the most beautiful aspect of music is its simplicity… [N]o fad's ever going to replace the basics: the beauty of a tenor saxophone, the sound of a plain piano, the naturalness of the human voice. I continued to listen to the things which have always sounded good to me: country music by George Jones; jazz by Stan Getz, Lockjaw Davis, or Johnny Griffin; …   more >>

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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 293. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427970039314 accessed: 20 May, 2024


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

Listening to

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Gospel music performed by The Swan Silvertones, Clara Ward
country and western music performed by George Jones
jazz (, performance of)
written by Miles Davis, Richard Rodgers
performed by Stan Getz, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:20:39 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:26:41 +0100