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    Ray Charles - THE music man.

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    bozukparacebi: Great Man Ray Charles

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    Ray Charles 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. Frank Sinatra called Charles “the only true genius in show business,” although Charles downplayed this notion.

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    Musician Ray Charles Playing Piano in Concert by Bill Ray (Framed) by Photos.com by Getty Images at Gilt $279 (over the couch) 34x46

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