Ray Charles (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) je olorin omo orilee-ede Amerika. Charles je asiwaju ninu iru orin soul larin awon odun 1950 nipa sisadalu rhythm & blues, gospel, ati blues sinu awon awo orin re ni Atlantic Records.[1][2]

Ray Charles
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Ray Charles in 1990
Background information
Birth name Ray Charles Robinson
Origin Leesburg, Georgia, U.S.
Genres R&B, soul, rock and roll, blues, jazz, country, pop, gospel
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, arranger, bandleader
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards, alto saxophone, trombone
Years active 1947–2004
Labels Atlantic, ABC, Warner Bros., Swingtime, Concord
Associated acts The Raelettes, Quincy Jones, Betty Carter, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Little Richard
Website Official website


  1. Unterberger, Richie. Biography: Ray Charles. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-11-26.
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