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Ray Charles: Genius + Soul = Jazz

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Ray Charles
Genius + Soul = Jazz
Concord Music
2010

Ray Charles spent the 1950s and 1960s transforming the atomic American musics of gospel, the blues, R&B and country into what has been tagged “soul." Should jazz have been immune to his considerable charms? No, of course not. During the ...