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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A Message from the People

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A Message from the People is a studio album by the American R&B musician Ray Charles, released in 1972.

Busted (Harlan Howard song)

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Song written by Harlan Howard in 1962.

Song written by Harlan Howard in 1962.

It was recorded by Johnny Cash (with the Carter Family) for Cash's 1963 album Blood, Sweat and Tears. It has been recorded by several notable artists, including Ray Charles (also in 1963) and John Conlee (1982).

True to Life (Ray Charles album)

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True to Life is a 1977 studio album by American recording artist Ray Charles.

St. Augustine, Florida

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City in the Southeastern United States, on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida.

City in the Southeastern United States, on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida.

St. Augustine in 1891 from the former San Marco Hotel, Spanish St. on left, Huguenot Cemetery lower left corner, Cordova St. on right
Replicas of the Medici lions of Florence, Italy at the approach to the Bridge of Lions donated by Andrew Anderson
Slave Market, St. Augustine, Florida in 1886
View of St. Augustine from the top of the lighthouse on Anastasia Island
Major roadways, St. Augustine and vicinity
Ray Charles Center and the Theodore Johnson Center, at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
United States Senator David Levy Yulee
Author Zora Neale Hurston
Bell tower on northeast bastion of the Castillo de San Marcos
North bastions and wall of the Castillo, looking eastward toward Anastasia Island
Seawall south of the Castillo
The city gates of St. Augustine, built in 1808, part of the much older Cubo Line
The Government House. East wing of the building dates to the 18th-century structure built on original site of the colonial governor's residence.<ref name="Kornwolf2002">{{cite book|first=James D.|last=Kornwolf|title=Architecture and Town Planning in Colonial North America|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=HybqAAAAMAAJ&q=%22fronting%20on%20the%20plaza%22|year=2002|publisher=Johns Hopkins University Press|isbn=978-0-8018-5986-1|page=87}}</ref>
thumb|Facade of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Augustine
Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios
Statue of Ponce de León
Memorial Presbyterian Church
The former Hotel Alcazar now houses the Lightner Museum and City Hall
Bridge of Lions, looking eastward to Anastasia Island
Tolomato Cemetery

Ray Charles, pianist, singer, composer

It Should've Been Me (Memphis Curtis song)

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"It Should've Been Me" is a 1954 rhythm and blues song written by Memphis Curtis, produced by Ahmet Ertegun and recorded and released as a single by American singer Ray Charles.

Zucchero live at Skanderborg Festival 2007

Zucchero Fornaciari

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Italian singer, musician and songwriter.

Italian singer, musician and songwriter.

Zucchero live at Skanderborg Festival 2007
From left: journalist Vincenzo Mollica, Luciano Pavarotti, Lucio Dalla and Zucchero on the first edition of Pavarotti & Friends, 1992
Zucchero performing at the Skanderborg Festival in Denmark, 2007
Zucchero playing in Acireale during the Chocabeck World Tour, 2011

He has collaborated and performed with many famous artists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brian May, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Sting, Bono, Dolores O'Riordan, Paul Young, Peter Gabriel, Luciano Pavarotti, and Andrea Bocelli.

(2019)

Apollo Theater

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Music hall at 253 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.

Music hall at 253 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.

(2019)
Adelaide Hall 1929
In 1928 Hurtig and Seamon's Apollo Theater was a Minsky burlesque house.
The inside of the theater as seen from the stage

Performers of soul music on the Apollo stage included Ray Charles, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, and jazz was represented as well, by acts such as Art Blakey and Horace Silver.

Manuel in 1971

Richard Manuel

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Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a pianist and one of three lead singers in The Band, for which he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a pianist and one of three lead singers in The Band, for which he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Manuel in 1971
Manuel (back row, left) with the Revols in 1958
Manuel in Hamburg, 1971
Manuel, left, with Bob Dylan and the Band in 1974
Richard Manuel's gravesite at Avondale Cemetery, June 27, 2020

Manuel's singing alternated between a soul-influenced baritone that drew frequent comparisons to Ray Charles and a delicate falsetto.

Jacksonville, Florida

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City located on the Atlantic coast of Florida, the most populous city in the state, and is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States as of 2020.

City located on the Atlantic coast of Florida, the most populous city in the state, and is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States as of 2020.

Replica of Jean Ribault's column claiming Florida for France in 1562
Northeast Florida showing Cow Ford (center) from Bernard Romans' 1776 map of Florida
Section of a light battery by the St. Johns River during the Civil War
Ruins of the courthouse and armory from the Great Fire of 1901
Downtown Jacksonville in 1914
Crowd gathered for a campaign speech from Richard Nixon in Hemming Park, in October 1960
News of Jacksonville's consolidation from The Florida Times-Union
Friendship Fountain and view of downtown Jacksonville in 1982
Satellite photo of Jacksonville
Kingsley Plantation, located within the Timucuan Preserve
Hanna Park
Memorial Park
Map of racial distribution in Jacksonville, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, built in 1887, is one of Jacksonville's oldest churches.
CSX Transportation Building serves as headquarters for CSX Corporation.
Bank of America Tower on Laura Street
Container ship at Port of Jacksonville
The Florida Times-Union Building
Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet at Naval Air Station Jacksonville
USS Bataan (LHD-5) at Naval Station Mayport
Gator Bowl Stadium, now TIAA Bank Field, where the annual Gator Bowl has taken place since 1946
Hemming Park hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the year.
Motion picture scene at Gaumont Studios, 1910
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Museum of Science and History
The XX performing at the Florida Theatre
The Star-Spangled Banner performed before a Jacksonville Jaguars game at TIAA Bank Field.
St. James Building, currently housing Jacksonville City Hall
Lenny Curry, the current Mayor of Jacksonville
Duval County Public Schools headquarters
Jacksonville Main Library
The Dames Point Bridge (officially the Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge) is a cable-stayed bridge over the St. Johns River. Construction began in 1985 and was completed in 1989.
Jacksonville Skyway
CSX 5508 ready to put office car on Silver Meteor
Jacksonville International Airport
JEA headquarters in downtown Jacksonville
Landing pad at Baptist Medical Center Downtown
Laura Street Trio (1902-1912)
The Carling (1925)
11 East Forsyth (1926)
Eight Forty One (1955)
Riverplace Tower (1967)
Wells Fargo Center (1974)
TIAA Bank Center (1983)
Bank of America Tower (1990)
LaVilla
Brooklyn
Northbank
Southbank
Springfield
San Marco
Southside
Northside
Eastside and Arlington
Ortega
Riverside and Avondale
Tallulah-North Shore
University of North Florida
Jacksonville University
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Florida Coastal School of Law
Edward Waters College
I-95 passing by downtown Jacksonville
Acosta Bridge
Mathews Bridge
Fuller Warren Bridge
Main St Bridge
Hart Bridge
Dames Point Bridge
Buckman Bridge

After his mother died when he was 15, Ray Charles lived with friends of his mother while he played piano at the Ritz for a year, before moving on to fame and fortune.

Seven Spanish Angels

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"Seven Spanish Angels" is a song written by Troy Seals and Eddie Setser, and recorded by Ray Charles as a duet with Willie Nelson.