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RIP Ray Charles

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mendelman

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What????

When did this happen?

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Rest in Peace, soul master!!
 

Big Easy King

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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.
 

Floridays

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mendelman said:
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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Man, that bums me out. :8:
My thoughts are with his family and friends.
RIP, Sir Charles.
 

JNA

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:u: 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.
 

jordanb

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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.
 

Rem

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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) :8: :8: :8:
 

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freewaytincan said:
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. :-D


(Disclaimer: post on to devalue Ray Charles' legacy or take away from any rememberances of said national/global treasure)
 

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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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