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Brother Ray

Ray Charles' Own Story

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Regular Price $24.99 CAD

Regular Price $19.99

Regular Price $24.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around October 27, 2004. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

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Oct 27, 2004

Page Count

384 Pages

ISBN-13

9780306814310

Description

Ray Charles (1930-2004) led one of the most extraordinary lives of any popular musician. In Brother Ray, he tells his story in an inimitable and unsparing voice, from the chronicle of his musical development to his heroin addiction to his tangled romantic life. Overcoming poverty, blindness, the loss of his parents, and the pervasive racism of the era, Ray Charles was acclaimed worldwide as a genius by the age of thirty-two. By combining the influences of gospel, jazz, blues, and country music, he invented, almost single-handedly, what became known as soul. And throughout a career spanning more than a half century, Ray Charles remained in complete control of his life and his music, allowing nobody to tell him what he could and couldn’t do.As the Chicago Sun-Times put it, Brother Ray is “candid, explicit, sometimes embarrassing, often hilarious, always warm, touching and deeply human-just like his music.”

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Praise

Barnes & Noble Review, 2/17/12
One of David Ritz's finest r&b as-told-tos…Rich in insight as well as incident.”

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