"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
Johnny Cash and Ray Charles
Big Smiles & Laughs!
Ray Charles: Rare and Classic Photos of an American Genius, 1966, via LIFE.com
Oldies but Goodies
Ray Charles, by Mickey Adair (1982)
Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles, 1968 - 2 of my faves!
Heart People, Inspirations
Ray Charles! Genius of black music of the United States.
Ray Charles (1969) at Romeo Und Julia shoot, RPM Studios, LA. Photo by Peter Brüchmann.
Ray Charles Recording
Bill Ray - Ray Charles plays an encore at Carnegie Hall, 1966.
Musicians & Dancers 3
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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"