Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and composer known as Ray Charles. 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. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company.
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  • Anatomy of a GOP hashtag smackdown

    …. Even Ray Charles could have seen this coming: If you have to tell people this http://t.co/xib5FRJ07m than you’re doing it wrong #p2 #tcot — Leo Cruz (@LeoCruz1787) September 24, 2014 The campaign certainly succeeded in being a grassroots phenomenon, only perhaps not in the way Minchillo intended. Since launching, 14,000 tweets have used…

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