Ray Charles: The Birth of Soul

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Music Sales Group, Jan 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 362 pages
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For a generation of musicians and fans, the late Ray Charles provided the catalyst that fused the previously largely exclusive genres of jazz, blues and gospel music. In an era when jazz and pop music were seemingly poles apart, the impact of Charles' music was truly revolutionary in that it brought together these strands and fans for the first time.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Prologue
1Genesis
2Dues Paying
3Swingtime in Seattle
4A Whole Lot of Rhythm Blues
5Messin Around
13On And Off The Road
14Soul Brothers And Sisters
15Music Is The Message
16Renaissance
17Country Roads
18My World
19Brother Ray
20Exodus and Epitaph

6Hallelujah
7The Right Time
8Whatd I Say
9Genius
10One Mint Julep
11Cult Hero
12Cant Stop Loving You
Source Notes
Bibliography
Appendix 1ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY
Appendix 2SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
Appendix 3VIDEOGRAPHY
Appendix 4GRAMMY AWARDS
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Mike Evans was a regular contributor to Sounds, Cream, and Melody Maker. He is also the author of books on The Beatles, Elvis Presley and the music scene in New York.

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