"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water." -Ray Charles
Music in My Life
Ray Charles, by Mickey Adair (1982)
"I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great." - Ray Charles (quote)
Vans, Rays, Pens, and Bushes
Ray Charles (1969) at Romeo Und Julia shoot, RPM Studios, LA. Photo by Peter Brüchmann.
Ray Charles: Rare and Classic Photos of an American Genius, 1966 | LIFE.com
Vintage Black Glamour: Ray Charles
just ordinary people
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Ray Charles, Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis. Taping of Fats Domino And Friends on June 5, 1986, in New Orleans.
Chocolate, love and fun
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"
Family and Music
"Music to me is like breathing - I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tired of music." - Ray Charles