Monday, April 27, 2015



Anonymous said...

Oh, I love his work, and this is a great song.

Dana King said...

Did you know there would be no America without Ray Charles?

Flip Wilson used to do a bit about Columbus talking to Queen Isabella about discovering Isabella. “If I don’t discover America, ain’t gonna be no land of the free and home of the brave. (He mentions a couple of other clich├ęs, then) and no Ray Charles.”

The Queen panicked. “Ray Charles? Ray in America, honey?”

Chris said, “Damn right. Where you think all them records comes from?”

Yeah, Ray Charles was universally cool.

Dana King said...

Oops. I meant about discovering America.

Heath Lowrance said...

I don't think there has ever been a greater performer/musician than Ray Charles. He's my "desert island pick", for sure. Thanks for posting, Patti!

Todd Mason said...

And yet, whenever people make jokes about African American country music performers, they manage to forget how important Charles was to country, and country to Charles.