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Ray Charles was the musician most responsible for developing soul music. Singers like Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson also did a great deal to pioneer the form, but Charles did even more to devise a new form of black pop by merging '50s R & B with gospel-powered vocals, adding plenty of flavor from contemporary jazz, blues, and (in the '60s) country.

"I sing God's music because it makes me feel free. It gives me hope. With the blues, when you finish, you still have the blues." ~ Mahalia Jackson

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Insiders Say Gospel Singer Earnest Pugh Is Not All That He Is Cracked Up To Be Or Just Maybe He Is–Plus Claims His Record Company Uses Unethical Tactics For The So Called Gospel Singer To Get Air Play!!!

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