A report on Ray Charles

Charles in the 1960s
Charles in 1968
Charles in 1971
Charles meeting with President Richard Nixon, 1972 (photo by Oliver F. Atkins)
Charles at the 2003 Montreal International Jazz Festival, one of his last public performances
Quincy Jones worked with Ray Charles.
Star honoring Charles on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard
Statue by Andy Davis in Ray Charles Plaza in Albany, Georgia

American singer, songwriter and pianist.

- Ray Charles
Charles in the 1960s

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Swing Time Records

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United States-based record label active in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

United States-based record label active in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Ray Charles, Percy Mayfield, Lowell Fulson, and other rhythm and blues and swing era artists of the 1940s first recorded for this company.

We Are the World

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Charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985.

Charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985.

Bob Geldof in 2007
Cyndi Lauper, studio badge, and the sweatshirt given to all attendees at A&M Studios in Hollywood, California on January 28, 1985
Back of the "We Are the World" sweater autographed by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie
Stevie Wonder was a featured soloist.
Bob Geldof sang as part of the chorus.
A military aircraft dropping food during the 1984–1985 Ethiopian famine
One of the hundreds of thousands of people who were injured by the destructive earthquake in Haiti

He was subsequently joined in the recording studio by the remaining USA for Africa artists, who included Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen, and Tina Turner.

Mess Around

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Song written by Ahmet Ertegun, co-founder and then-president of Atlantic Records, under the pseudonym of A. Nugetre, or "Nuggy".

Song written by Ahmet Ertegun, co-founder and then-president of Atlantic Records, under the pseudonym of A. Nugetre, or "Nuggy".

It was performed by Ray Charles, and was one of Charles's first hits.

Soul Meeting

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Soul Meeting is a 1961 Atlantic Records album of recordings made by Ray Charles and Milt Jackson in 1957.

Margie Hendrix

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Marjorie "Margie" Hendrix (sometimes Hendricks) (March 13, 1935 – July 14, 1973) was an American rhythm and blues singer and founding member of the Raelettes, who were the backing singers for Ray Charles, the father of her child, Charles Wayne Hendrix.

Jackson in New York, with bassist Ray Brown, c. undefined 1947

Milt Jackson

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American jazz vibraphonist, usually thought of as a bebop player, although he performed in several jazz idioms.

American jazz vibraphonist, usually thought of as a bebop player, although he performed in several jazz idioms.

Jackson in New York, with bassist Ray Brown, c. undefined 1947
Jackson at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Half Moon Bay, California, 1980s.
Jackson (left) in Seattle, Washington, c. 1980

1957-58: Soul Brothers with Ray Charles (Atlantic, 1958)

Freeman in 1975

Ernie Freeman

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American pianist, organist, bandleader, and arranger.

American pianist, organist, bandleader, and arranger.

Freeman in 1975

The other headliners were Little Willie John, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and Bo Rhambo.

Winwood in 2009

Steve Winwood

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English professional musician and songwriter whose genres include blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock and pop rock.

English professional musician and songwriter whose genres include blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock and pop rock.

Winwood in 2009
Winwood on organ with Spencer Davis Group (Amsterdam, 1966)
Winwood with Traffic
Winwood in Knoxville, Tennessee (2005)
The Steve Winwood Band in 2009 on tour
Winwood at the Hangout Music Festival, May 2012

Winwood modelled his singing after Ray Charles.

John attending the premiere of The Union at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

Elton John

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British singer, pianist and composer.

British singer, pianist and composer.

John attending the premiere of The Union at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
Elton John (known then as Reg Dwight) studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London for five years.
The 1910 piano on which John composed his first five albums
John in 1971
John at the Musikhalle Hamburg, in March 1972
John on the piano during a live performance in 1975
John performing in 1975
John performing live in Dublin with Ray Cooper in 1979
John performing in 1986
John costume from the 1986 Tour de Force Australian concerts, on display in the Hard Rock Cafe, London
John with Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, 1996
John performs at the Skagerak Arena in Skien, June 2009
John has had two residencies at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. The first, The Red Piano, ran from 2004 to 2009, and the second, The Million Dollar Piano (sign pictured) ran from 2011 to 2018.
John on piano at the Concert for Diana, commemorating the 10 year passing of Princess Diana, at Wembley Stadium on 1 July 2007
John on World AIDS Day in Sydney, Australia, on 1 December 2011
John performing at the Allstate Arena, Chicago, in November 2013
John performing a tribute to the recently deceased George Michael at Twickenham, London, in June 2017
John performing in Tampa, Florida in November 2019 during his ongoing Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour
John with Bernie Taupin (left) in 1971. They have collaborated on more than thirty albums to date.
John with his husband David Furnish at Leicester Square in May 2019 for the London premiere of John's biopic film Rocketman
The lined drive to John's home in Woodside in Old Windsor, Berkshire
John wearing a remembrance poppy in 2015
John performing at Radio City Music Hall during the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign
John and United States Secretary of State John Kerry discuss AIDS relief and the work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation at the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C., 24 October 2014
Sir Elton John's coat of arms. Granted to him in 1987, the shield includes piano keys and records. The Spanish motto, el tono es bueno, combines a pun on Elton John's name with the translation "the tone is good". The black, red and gold colours are also those of Watford F.C. The steel helmet above the shield faced forwards and with its visor open indicates that John is a knight.
Interior of Westminster Abbey where John performed "Candle in the Wind 1997" live for the only time at Princess Diana's funeral
John (second from left) alongside British Prime Minister Tony Blair (left), singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder and U.S. President Bill Clinton at the White House, February 1998
Advertisement for John's award-winning West End musical Billy Elliot on a Routemaster bus in London, 2007

Known simply as "Reggie", he played a range of popular standards, including songs by Jim Reeves and Ray Charles, as well as his own songs.

Hallelujah I Love Her So

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"Hallelujah I Love Her So" is a single by American musician Ray Charles.