Songwriters from Florida: Ray Charles, Thurston Moore, Johnny Tillotson, Desmond Child, Johnny Goudie, Betty Wright, Vic Chesnutt, Mel Tillis Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781233137015

Published: August 19th 2011

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Songwriters from Florida: Ray Charles, Thurston Moore, Johnny Tillotson, Desmond Child, Johnny Goudie, Betty Wright, Vic Chesnutt, Mel Tillis by Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: Ray Charles, Thurston Moore, Johnny Tillotson, Desmond Child, Johnny Goudie, Betty Wright, Vic Chesnutt, Mel Tillis, Dickey Betts, Ronnie Van Zant, Paul Kelly, Luther Dixon, Denny Freeman, Bertie Higgins, Murk, Eugene Wilde, Chad Gilbert, J.

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Excerpt: Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 - June 10, 2004), known by his shortened stage name Ray Charles, 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. 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.

Frank Sinatra called Charles the only true genius in show business. The influences upon his music were mainly jazz, blues, rhythm and blues and country artists of the day such as Art Tatum, Nat King Cole, Louis Jordan, Charles Brown, Louis Armstrong. His playing reflected influences from country blues and barrelhouse, and stride piano styles.

Rolling Stone ranked Charles number 10 on their list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number two on their November 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. In honoring Charles, Billy Joel noted: This may sound like sacrilege, but I think Ray Charles was more important than Elvis Presley.

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