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Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story

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ISBN13: 9780306804823
ISBN10: 0306804824
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Ray Charles has led one of the most extraordinary lives of any popular musician. Overcoming poverty, blindness, the loss of his parents, and the prevailing racism of the time, by the age of thirty-two Ray Charles was acclaimed worldwide as a genius. By combining the influences of gospel, jazz, blues, and even country music, he invented, almost single-handed, what became known as soul. And over a career spanning close to fifty years, Ray Charles has remained in complete control over his life and music, allowing nobody to tell him what to do.Brother Ray was first published to great critical acclaim in 1978, and has since attained the status of a classic. In an inimitable and unsparing voice, Ray Charles here tells his whole story, from the details of his sex life and drug use to the chronicle of his musical development. Supplemented with a new epilogue updating his story to the present day, and including a complete discography, Brother Ray is as engaging, frank, funny, and soulful as Ray Charles's enduring music.

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Elizabeth Grimsrud, October 29, 2009 (view all comments by Elizabeth Grimsrud)
While reading this book, I kept thinking that another title could be "The World According to Ray Charles", or perhaps, "I'm Doing it My Way". This autobiography is an intimate look into Ray Charles' life, peppered with his philosophies and opinions on just about everything. He describes a life of hard work, dedicated to music and touring. His positive spin on life has served him well. This book is an interesting read into the life of one of the world's top icons.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780306804823
With:
Ritz, David
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Ritz, David
Author:
Charles, Ray
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Rhythm & Blues
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Country & Folk
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Singers
Subject:
Charles, ray, 1930-
Subject:
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Jazz
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
26
Publication Date:
19920821
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Blues and Rhythm and Blues
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Soul and Motown

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