Ray Charles RIP

in General Discussion edited January 2014


  • Reply 1 of 14
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    Bad news. He was a giant and certainly a good person.
  • Reply 2 of 14
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    It was a genius and a giant. I just hear Georgia on the radio and it moved me to tears.

    He passed at the age of 73 of liver disease. He will stay forever a legend of soul music.
  • Reply 3 of 14
    naplesxnaplesx Posts: 3,743member

    Originally posted by Powerdoc

    It was a genius and a giant. I just hear Georgia on the radio and it moved me to tears.

    He passed at the age of 73 of liver disease. He will stay forever a legend of soul music.

    Amen, some really ageless stuff he sang and wrote.

  • Reply 4 of 14
    Sad news indeed. Have to go and play some of his stuff now, we'll always have that to appreciate and enjoy, even dance to. R.I.P.
  • Reply 5 of 14
    dale soreldale sorel Posts: 186member

    "I suppose I gotta take an IOU..."

    RIP Ray
  • Reply 6 of 14
    messiahtoshmessiahtosh Posts: 1,754member
    You know the feeling, you know that it's great, Diet Pepsi, uh huh, uh huh!

    Thank you Ray
  • Reply 7 of 14
    fellowshipfellowship Posts: 5,038member
    God Bless that man...

    He was such a man of love and style!

    A Blessed man who blessed all he touched with his gift...

    With eternal respect,,,


    Be blessed by this flash clip with music
  • Reply 8 of 14
    macsrgood4umacsrgood4u Posts: 3,007member
    What made Ray great was that he sang all kinds of songs.... Blues, R&B, Country, Pop Standards and everything in-between. He brought his distinctive style to everything he sang. His recordings of Country and Pop Standards were sensational. He was also a very good jazz pianist/organist.
  • Reply 9 of 14
    artman @_@artman @_@ Posts: 2,546member

    Originally posted by Dale Sorel

    "I suppose I gotta take an IOU..."

    RIP Ray

    Watched Blues Brothers a few weeks ago. That movie boosted his career all over again. The R&B medley he performs is great.

    "Now Baby, listen Baby, don't you treat me this-a way

    'Cause I'll be back on my feet some day,

    Don't care if you do, cause it's understood,

    You got no money, and you just ain't no good

    Well I guess if you say so

    I'll have to pack my things and go (that's right)"


  • Reply 10 of 14
    tigerwoods99tigerwoods99 Posts: 2,633member
  • Reply 11 of 14
    curiousuburbcuriousuburb Posts: 3,325member
    iTMS has a nice feature on Ray on the front page linking to some of his classics,

    not included is one of my favourites from the era of metaphorical lyrics...

    Let's Go Get Stoned
    click through for clips

    As a non-American, I've always been baffled that more folks don't push for Ray's version of "America the Beautiful" to replace the Star Spangled Banner as the national anthem... always figured Ray owned the signature version of that tune and found it equally as patriotic, if not more so.

    Maybe it's not the song that gave chills, it was just Ray.

    He'll definitely be missed.

    RIP, brother.

    ( on a lighter note... only a blind guy would pick this jacket )
  • Reply 12 of 14
    Ray Charles' talent and character made him one of the most significant persons of our time, at least for those who would have lived most of their years in the twentieth century.

    I'm sad to see him go, he is missed.

    So long.
  • Reply 13 of 14
    jimmacjimmac Posts: 11,898member
    What a great performer! I've liked pretty much everything he's done including the duet he did with Billy Joel " My Baby Grand ".

    It's always extra sad when someone like this is gone.
  • Reply 14 of 14
    midwintermidwinter Posts: 10,060member
    I'm glad I got to see him a couple of times.
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