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  • Ray Charles : The Life Of Ray Charles And His Life

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    Those were one of Ray Charles’s most famous quotes. Ray Charles was the best rhythm and blues musician of all times. His love for music started at a young age and took him far in his future years. Above is a great musician he suffered great losses on his road to success. Ray Charles has faced many problems that a regular person couldn’t cope with but he never lost faith. Ray Robinson was born on September 23, 1930 (Ford 11), and one year later his brother George was born. Ray and his brother used

  • Contributions Of Ray Charles

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    thus creating a new blend of music called Soul. This master creator was known as Ray, Ray Charles. He used this new genre to address social and cultural issues of the great depression. Ray Charles was born Ray Charles Robinson September 23rd 1930 in Albany, Georgia USA. He lived in Georgia with his parents Aretha and Bailey for a couple of months before moving to Aretha’s hometown of Greenville, Florida. Here Ray lived most of his youth with his mother and younger brother George. It is unclear

  • Essay about Ray Charles

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    Ray Charles      Ray Charles was a revolutionary pianist and a soul singer who helped shape the sound of rhythm and blues. He brought a soulful sound to everything from country music to pop standards to “God Bless America.” His birth name was Ray Charles Robinson, but he shortened it when he entered show business to avoid confusion with the famous boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. I chose Ray Charles as the topic for my paper after seeing the movie Ray. After viewing this film I realized that there

  • Essay about Ray Charles Robinson

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    Ray Charles Robinson Ray Charles Robinson, more commonly known as Ray Charles (to avoid confusion with boxer Sugar Ray Robinson), was born in the southern city of Albany, GA on September 23, 1930. He was a prolific, multi-talented singer, pianist, bandleader, and composer who, when on stage captivated his audience not only by his musical ability, but also because he was a blind, African American man. He was given the nickname “the Genius” for his capability of combining the music

  • The Impact Of Ray Charles On American Culture

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    The impact that Ray Charles has had on American culture is nearly indescribable. Although unable to see, he was successful in making his artistic visions come to life by fusing the sounds of blues, gospel, jazz, and R&B, making him one of the leading soul artists of the 1950s. The legendary musician is recognized for being a pillar in the industry, credited with making strides in desegregating musical genres. Although he composed many of his early hits, Charles is considered to be an interpreter

  • The Legendary Musician, Ray Charles Robinson Essay

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    The Legendary Musician, Ray Charles Robinson Ray Charles Robinson was born on September 23, 1930 in Albany Georgia. His father was Bailey Robinson, a railroad repair man, and his mother was 'Retha. His father never married his mother. His legal wife was Mary Jane, who also helped to raise Charles. By the time he was three, young Charles was learning to play the piano. When he was five his brother, who was three at the time, drowned. A few months later Charles got the disease that would

  • ray charles Essay

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    Ray Charles      In the 1930s many black musicians where coming out of the south. One especially who would soon top the charts and hit fame and fortune starting in his young years, Ray Charles. After conquering poverty, blindness and many other things, success was possible. In his young age he had a few losses in his family and near after came down with a disease which was causing him to go blind. He later came over the blindness and was able to learn and compose music with

  • Charles And Ray Kaiser: Museum Of Modern Art

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    Ray Kaiser was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. She attended the Art Students League and the Hans Hoffman School in New York where she studied painting. In 1936, Ray was involved in the creation of the radical American Abstract Artist group, which would protest art galleries with very strict rules about what to exhibit, and would do many other things to help abstract artists. ("Charles & Ray Eames - R & Company.") She was very active and was one of the first participants of American-Born abstract

  • Ray Charles : The Devil 's Advocate And La Bamba

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    The biography/drama based on the worldwide entertainer Ray Charles is directed by Taylor Hackford, who is known for his other works such as The Devil’s Advocate and La Bamba. In this 2004 film, Hackford along with sound designer Scott Sanders, sound supervisor Karen Baker Landers and composer Craig Armstrong musically bring to life the life of the famous performer. The introduction credits of the film begin with complete silence, at first I was worried that there was something wrong with my computer

  • Ray Charles

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    Ray Charles The Life and Legacy of a Genius Ray Charles was a revolutionary pianist and a soul singer who helped shape the sound of rhythm and blues. He brought a soulful sound to everything from country music to pop standards to "God Bless America." His birth name was Ray Charles Robinson, but he shortened it when he entered show business to avoid confusion with the famous boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. I chose Ray Charles as the topic for my paper after seeing the movie Ray. After

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