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RAY CHARLES was my introduction to R&B and Soul Music when I was probably around 16. He wasn't getting radio airplay locally , and I probably heard him on GEORGE 'HOUND DOG' LORENZ'S night time show out of Buffalo. THE HOUND was a white dude playing Black Music, and oc...

There was a point in the early 1960s when despite the fact that the Top 40 radio stations wouldn't play Black Artists, using white singers to cover their tunes, like Pat Boone's sickening copy of Little Richard's Tuti Fruti. But when they noticed that some of the R&B a...

September 10, 2015

Hit The Road Jack

 

Today the word genius is thrown around pretty loosely, but in music there have only been a few artists considered by their peers to be at the top level of what they did, almost Cosmically inspired. One of those special people was the great singer/pi...

July 7, 2015

 Ray Charles was one of the three landmark r&b singers, along with Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. Charles was an absolute pioneer, melding blues, with a gospel feel, and the upbeat rhythm of the then new r&b into a sound that was entirely his own.

 

Nobody in r&b had a...

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