Ray Charles, musician. One of the first african-american musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company. regarded as a pioneer of soul music by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles.
Axel Benzmann - Ray Charles at the piano, Berliner Sportpalast. 1969/printed later. Gelatin silver print.
Ray Charles, Paris, 1969 ... one of my favorites of his ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HkO5gtliYc
Ray Charles, native of Albany Georgia. "Georgia On My Mind"
The Great Ray Charles "What'd I Say I & II" - "Careless love" - "I Got a Woman" - "You Don't Know Me" - "Georgia On My Mind", "Night Time is the Right Time"