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Ray Charles: A Message From The People (Probe SPB 1060)

Penny Valentine, Sounds, 9 September 1972

RAY CHARLES has apparently wanted to do an album like this — where the songs reflect a series of ideas, soft protests and pain at the human condition — for 20 years. He started getting it organised when he opened his own company up in 1963 and it's taken him until this year to get the final product out.

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