"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
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Ray Charles, Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis at the taping of Fats Domino And Friends on June 5, 1986, in New Orleans.
Ray Charles, by Mickey Adair (1982) …
Ray Charles! Genius of black music of the United States.
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Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles, 1968 - 2 of my faves!
"I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great." - Ray Charles (quote)
Ray Charles (1969) at Romeo Und Julia shoot, RPM Studios, LA. Photo by Peter Brüchmann.
Music Inspiration from Ray Charles #ExpressRocks