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    Cyburbian SlaveToTheGrind's avatar
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    RIP Ray Charles

    1930-2004


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    Rest in peace, Mr. Charles. The world is a little less melodic without you.
    I don't dream. I plan.

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    This is a tragic loss to the world of music lovers. He was an amazing talent.
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
    - - Guy Clark, "The Cape"

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    What????

    When did this happen?

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    Rest in Peace, soul master!!
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    I was fortunate to see him perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival a couple years ago. He was the consummate performer.

    Thank you and R.I.P. Sir Charles.
    A person who strives is one who thrives. It's GREAT to be THE KING!!!

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    Wow... this is a huge loss. I'm so sad

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    Sad to hear, R.I.P.
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    RIP. He will be missed.
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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    What???? When did this happen?

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    Rest in Peace, soul master!!
    Ray Charles, the Grammy-winning crooner who blended gospel and blues in such crowd-pleasers as "What'd I Say" and heartfelt ballads like "Georgia on My Mind," died Thursday, a spokesman said. He was 73. Charles died at his Beverly Hills home surrounded by family and friends, said spokesman Jerry Digney.

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    The world without Ray Charles !!! Ouch

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    A Giant Amongst Us Passes On....

    Music legend Ray Charles dies at 73
    Grammy-winning R&B star sang hits such as 'Georgia on My Mind'


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5182959/?GT1=3584

    ....Man, will I miss this guy. I'm sure he's lighting up the pearly gates as we speak.

    Thanks, Brother Ray

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    Man, that bums me out.
    My thoughts are with his family and friends.
    RIP, Sir Charles.
    No longer for better. No longer for worse. And certainly not for lunch.

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    What a huge loss. May he rest in peace.

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    A loss to the musical world both for
    Ray Charles, as a piano player and singer, himself
    and for those of us who were appreciative listeners.

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    I think he should lie in state in the capital rotunda. He's just as much of an American hero as the old bat they had there yesterday.

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    What a sad week!

    His music will be missed.

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    Sad but a life well lived. My kids love his scene in Blues Brothers - his music is ageless.

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    I am bummed and Rest in Peace my good man. (he could play more than just the piano... trumpet, clarinet, and more)

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    First Reagan, now Ray Charles...if this continues, we'll be fresh out of good Americans in a matter of years.

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    Quote Originally posted by freewaytincan
    First Reagan, now Ray Charles...if this continues, we'll be fresh out of good Americans in a matter of years.
    Nay, I'm still pretty healthy, so.....no worrys.


    (Disclaimer: post on to devalue Ray Charles' legacy or take away from any rememberances of said national/global treasure)
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    I too was very sad and bummed out about his passing. One of the TV networks covering his death played his version of "America The Beautiful," which I think that should be our national anthem, and the only way to play it or sing it is the way Ray Charles did it. Joyful. Soulful. Hopeful. Often the word "musical genius" is used pretty loosely. Not with Ray Charles. He was the real deal. Whether he performed his own music or someone else's Ray Charles always put his indeliable stamp on it. We are most fortunate that his talent will live on forever in his recordings.

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