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Ray Charles

Ray Charles

1930 - 2004

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Piano

Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B/Soul/Funk

More than anyone, this musician from the American South helped to define soul as a genre at the crossroads between R&B and gospel. Heir to a tradition of Alabama folk laments and the throaty vocal stylings and guttural inflections of gospel, Ray Charles, with his larger-than-life personality and class, took a form of popular expression and turned it an undisputed art. His immortal classics include I Got a Woman, What'd I Say and Hit the Road Jack.

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