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{ Black Music: Ray Charles By Sarah Hussain
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Ray Charles was an American singer- songwriter, musician and composer who pioneered the genre of soul music during the 1950s.
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He was an amazing keyboard player, arranger and bandleader.
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Ray Charles was blind since the age of six(glaucoma).This did not hinder him from learning many instruments at the St Augustine school for the deaf and the blind.
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Frank Sinatra called Ray Charles “the only true genius in show business”
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He infused rhythm and blues, gospel and blues styles into his early recording with Atlantic records
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Charles helped devise a new form of black  pop by merging '50s R&B with gospel- powered vocals, adding plenty of flavor from  contemporary jazz, blues, and (in the '60s)  country.
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His singing style was among the most emotional and easily identifiable of any 20th century performer.
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He helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his success on ABC records where he truly found his voice.
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