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He studied composition writing music in Braille and learned to play the alto saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, and organ while attending the St. Augustine School for the Deaf and the Blind from to His father died when he was 10, his mother five years later, and he left school to work in dance bands around Florida, dropping his last name to avoid confusion with boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. His father, a mechanic, and his mother, a sharecropper, moved the family to Greenville, Florida when he was an infant.
One of the most traumatic events of his childhood was witnessing the drowning death of his younger brother. He was blind by the age of 7, and his mother sent him to a state-sponsored school, the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine, Florida—where he learned to read, write and arrange music in Braille.
Ray Charles on Mars - Kindle edition by Jack Walrath. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks . Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, – June 10, ), professionally known as simply Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and.
He also learned to play piano, organ, sax, clarinet and trumpet. The breadth of his musical interests ranged widely, from gospel to country, to blues. While on the road, he picked up a love for heroin. At the of age 16, Charles moved to Seattle.
There, he met a young Quincy Jones, a friend and collaborator he would keep for the rest of his life. Charles performed with the McSon Trio in s. His early playing style closely resembled the work of his two major influences—Charles Brown and Nat King Cole.
Charles later developed his distinctive sound. In the decades after Seattle, Ray Charles continued his contributions to the many facets of music in which he excelled. Heads of State, Presidents, Political Dignitaries and members of Royal families have recognized him repeatedly. The song reflected an advance in his musical style.
He was no longer a Nat King Cole imitator. By the late s, Charles began entertaining the world of jazz, cutting records with members of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Charles broke down the boundaries of music genres in with Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music.
On this album, he gave his own soulful interpretations of many country classics. While thriving creatively, Charles struggled in his personal life. On Sept.
Demi Lovato visited the White House on Wednesday to participate in a workshop with first lady Michelle Obama and students to honor the legacy of Ray Charles. Louis on their historic journey from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast and back. Music icon Quincy Jones is doing 'fine' after being taken to a hospital Thursday due to a shortness of breath.
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You see a young cat driving by in his Escalade -- white, black, Latino, it doesn't matter -- and you know what you hear Feature: Oscar nominees do lunch Feb 07, There's no way to repeat all of the 'event dimensions' that the Ray Charles CD brought to the table Analysis: Ray Charles' big finish Sep 08, Although he was very successful and owned a home in Beverly Hills, his first home was always his treasured studio Ray Charles dies at 73 Jun 10, My eyes are my handicap, but my ears are my opportunity Today in Music: a look back at pop music May 02, King Curtis and the Kingpins Live at the Fillmore West Today in Music: a look back at pop music May 02,