Ace's Web World: Music
Ray Charles
Mobile Music Index >>

Buy Concert Tickets

American Musical Supply - your musical gear source Buy DJ gear, guitars, basses, drums and keyboards at Ace's Web World - Music

Ray Charles Biography

Ray CharlesRay Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known by his stage name Ray Charles, was an American musician. He brought a soulful sound to country music and pop standards through his Modern Sounds recordings, as well as a rendition of "America the Beautiful" that Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes called the "definitive version of the song, an American anthem — a classic, just as the man who sang it." He also appeared in the 1980 hit movie, The Blues Brothers.

Frank Sinatra called him "the only true genius in the business". In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Charles number ten on their list of "The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time" and also voted him number two on their November 2008 list of "The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time".


"People couldn't understand why my mama would have this blind kid out doing things like cutting wood for the fire. But her thing was: He may be blind, but he ain't stupid." ~ Ray Charles
Charles was the son of Aretha Williams, a share cropper, and Bailey Robinson, a railroad repair man, mechanic and handyman. Williams was very religious and the family attended the New Shiloh Baptist Church. When Ray was an infant the family moved to the poor black community of Jellyroll on the western side of Greenville, Florida.¹


Bargains Galore @ Ace's Music Store

CDs, DVDs, Posters, T-Shirts, MP3s, Books, Guitar Hero

Music

Tees, etc.

More Posters

Books

All Ray Charles Items >>   Ace's Music Super-Store >>


Ray Charles Posters, Photos & T-Shirts

Ray Charles Posters & Photos >>

Ray Charles T-Shirts >>

Ray Charles MP3 Downloads

Genius - The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection

All Ray Charles Downloads >>


Sites That Rock


Copyright © 2004- by Ace Toscano. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy