Ray Charles
03/18/2017 at 17:23. Facebook
Take Ray with you... wherever you go:)

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Ray Charles
03/17/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
Ray wrote many songs that were never recorded.
Oh, boy. . . wouldn't you just love to hear 'em?:)

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"Am I blue? Am I blue?
Ain't these tears
In my eyes tellin' you?"

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CLICK HERE [ Bit.ly Link ] to listen to Ray's mournful rendition of the Hank William's country classic, "YOUR CHEATIN' HEART''.

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CLICK HERE [ Bit.ly Link ] to watch Ray Charles and Engelbert Humperdinck sing 'RELEASE ME'; a bitter-sweet longing to love again❤

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❤ Have You Hugged Yourself Today? ❤ SHARE The Love!!! ❤

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If you ever saw Ray Charles in concert, you know he was an Amazing LIVE Performer! CLICK HERE [ Bit.ly Link ] to watch him perform his 1962 R&B Number One Hit 'UNCHAIN MY HEART'!!!

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A big shout out to Monsieur Louis Braille, who lost his eyesight as a child, and went on to create a method of reading for Ray and others with visual impairments. Merci beaucoup!

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Ella Fitzgerald said, "The only thing better than singing... is more singing!" CLICK HERE [ Bit.ly Link ] to watch Ray and Lady Ella singin' the R&B classic 'ROUTE 66'.

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"I suspect that if you asked me tonight to write you a song... I'd have it done by morning." ~ Ray Charles

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DID YOU KNOW? Ray teamed with Alliance Gaming Corp. in 2001 to create 3 Ray Charles-themed slot machines for the blind that featured Ray's music, audio-assist features and a Braille button deck. This garnered a big thumbs up from the The American Foundation for the Blind who presented Alliance with the 2002 Access Award!!!

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In 1952, Ray Charles performed at the Pelican Club in New Orleans in the heart of the French Quarter. The Louisiana Weekly reported that tears streaked down Ray's face as 'the crowds whistled and cheered!"

CLICK to hear Ray singin': "AT THE CLUB" [ Bit.ly Link ]

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"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." ~ Victor Borge SHARE it with a friend! ????

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This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Ray being inducted into the "International Jazz Hall of Fame" in 1997!!!

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"I was only interested in two things: being true to myself and being true to the music." ~ Ray Charles

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When it came to comedy, Ray was a natural. Here he is charming us on the "The Carol Burnett Show".

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"I'm with you always – I'm with you rain or shine" ❤❤❤

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Today we celebrate the life and achievements of Ray's beloved friend Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a vision of peace, hope and love to us all. We will remember you... always. ❤❤❤

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In 1999, Ray received his “Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters” from Wilberforce Univeristy, Ohio in recognition for his achievements in the humanities and creative arts. Way to go Ray!

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