Ray Charles

Ray Charles

Ray CharlesRaymond Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known by his stage name Ray Charles, was an American pianist and singer who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues. He brought a soulful sound to country music, pop standards, and a rendition of "America the Beautiful" that Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes called the "definitive version of the song, an American anthem — a classic, just as the man who sung it." Frank Sinatra called him "the only true genius in the business" and in 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Charles #10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

During the late 1960s and into the 1970s, Charles' releases were hit-or-miss, with some big hits and critically acclaimed work. His version of "Georgia On My Mind" was proclaimed the state song of Georgia on April 24, 1979, with Charles performing it on the floor of the state legislature.

He died on June 10, 2004 of hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) at his home in Beverly Hills, California, surrounded by family and friends. His body was interred in the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California. His final album, Genius Loves Company, released two months after his death, consists of duets with various admirers and contemporaries: B.B. King, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Gladys Knight, Michael McDonald, Natalie Cole, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, and Johnny Mathis.

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Essential Piano Songs svda (39)
1571d ago
76 Piano Book
Ray Charles best of palmnut (5)
1603d ago
94 Piano, Vocal Book
Essential Piano Songs cchucho39 (429)
1697d ago
76 Piano Original
A Man and His Soul. Volume 5 cchucho39 (429)
1697d ago
88 Piano Original
Georgia on my mind abyssine (96)
1730d ago
2 Piano Original
Hit The Road Jack cchucho39 (429)
1766d ago
5 Piano, Guitar, Vocal Transcription
Hit The Road Jack cchucho39 (429)
1766d ago
3 Piano, Guitar, Vocal Transcription
Mess Around bagish207 (180)
1766d ago
7 Piano, Vocal Other
A Bit Of Soul cchucho39 (429)
1771d ago
2 Piano Transcription
Georgia on my mind rachaelsulaiman (1)
2128d ago
4 Piano Fake
A MAN AND HIS SOUL (BOOK) jdgreef (8)
2129d ago
86 Piano Transcription
Hallelujah I Love her So mrsdalek (1)
2408d ago
1 Vocal Transcription
Let's Go Get Stoned misteranderson (3)
2456d ago
6 Piano Book
georgia raitash (9)
2457d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Original
Mess Around noobiefun (1)
2634d ago
1 Saxophone Transcription
Hit The Road Jack sognodispecchi (8)
2656d ago
5 Piano, Drum, Guitar, Vocal, Bass Transcription
Hit The Road Jack konstantinos (1)
2683d ago
2 Piano Transcription
Mess Around moorea94 (11)
2733d ago
7 Piano Original
Lonely Avenue metropole (9)
2772d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Original
Mess Around Captain_Tim (4)
2780d ago
7 Piano Original