Quote # 26 by Ray Charles

Quote # 26 by Ray Charles

“My music had roots which I’d dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.”


– Ray Charles


Ray Charles (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American musician. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records.

Below are a mix of videos and sound clips to give you some examples of his career.


Heartbreaker (78rpm , Atlantic 1008) – Ray Charles and his Orchestra (1953)


Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack Live (1961)


Ray Charles Live, Sao Paulo, First Show (1963)


Billy Preston & Ray Charles – Double O Soul Live (1964)


Ray Charles Live Paris (1969)


Ray Charles – Yesterday

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