Ray Charles and the Birth of Soul

Ray Charles and the Birth of Soul

Book - 2006
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Ray Charles profoundly influenced the history of black music by fusing secular and church music into the electrifying style called soul. He also overcame astonishing obstacles, both personal and social, to become a beloved singer-musician and a genuine American icon. This compelling edition explores the life, career, and legacy of Ray Charles. The book covers topics such as the musician's formative experiences at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, his rise from obscurity to fame with ABC-Paramount Records, and the lasting impact of his work on both history and the music industry.
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Lucent Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9781590188446
1590188446
Branch Call Number: j 782.4216 CHARLES
Characteristics: 112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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