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Ray Charles: 25 Years In Show Business (Atlantic)

Charlie Gillett, Cream, March 1972

FOR MOST OF US, Ray Charles is a singer. Asked if he does anything else, we'll probably be able to rattle off a few other things – he plays piano, writes songs. Does live appearances with a band. But we think of him first as a singer, and when we say we like him, we mean the sound of his voice.

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