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Ray Charles: Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles

Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles covers this second period of Ray Charles’ career 1959 to 1972 on ABC-Paramount, offering A and B sides of all the singles released by ABC. The hits are here starting with his first #1 for ABC, “Georgia On My Mind” all the way to “America The Beautiful” in 1972.

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Bloggy Goodness: Silent Single

Last month, Radiohead front man Thom Yorke teamed up with Bryan Ferry, Mark Ronson, Bob Hoskins, tennis player Andy Murray and British Prime Minister David Cameron to record a charity single

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Ray Charles: Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters

Concord Record’s John Burk, has compiled an album’s worth of songs worthy of inclusion in the Charles canon. Burk, with cooperation from RPM studios where Charles' music is stored, culled through four decades of tapes, looking for material.  “We narrowed it down to what was actually unreleased, and narrowed that down to songs that feel connected, like an album”, Burk noted. What he chose were ten songs, two from the 70’s, six from the 80’s, and two from the 90’s.

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Ray: Directed By Taylor Hackford

Ray, directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Jamie Foxx brings to the big screen the life story of Ray Charles, who fought his disability to mingle his soul-drenched voice with southern gospel, and jazz inklings atop courageous showmanship. Although initially labeled a mere mimic of his idols – Nat King Cole and Charles Brown

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