Articles tagged ray charles

25 Aug 2014 // 11:00 AM

Songs of the Summers: The ‘60s

As it turns out, America's infatuation with sometimes kooky summer tunes is an old one.

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Medeski Martin & Wood: 23 April 2013 - San Francisco

MMW has long demonstrated how a bassist, drummer and keyboardist can impact the sonic landscape with their creativity.

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Jimmie Vaughan: Plays More Blues, Ballads and Favorites

More blues, ballads and favorites from an American favorite.

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Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin’ Wolf - Goin’ Down Slow

"Goin' Down Slow" is a dramatic tour de force in three minutes and 18 seconds, standing as the most emotionally-shattering performance on Rocking Chair.

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Here we have the music video for Hanson’s “Thinking ‘Bout Something”, the first single off of their upcoming Shout It Out album. It recently

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Frank Sinatra: Christmas with Sinatra and Friends

Christmas with Sinatra and Friends works because Sinatra sounds his best when he's around other people.

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Ray Charles: The Spirit of Christmas

It's hard to imagine a better album for a dimly lit December evening indoors with eggnog and a roaring fire.

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Ray Charles: The Genius Hits the Road

Another expanded edition of Brother Ray’s 1960 album of themed travel songs. Like most journeys, highs and lows abound.

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Ride This Time Machine Down a Road Less Traveled

Jump into that ’59 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz with the maxed-out tailfins, contemplate what an original Barbie doll could fetch on eBay, and enjoy this roll call of Reasons Why Everything Changed in 1959.

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Ray Charles: Genius The Ultimate Collection

The term genius has been used so often that it doesn’t seem to pack the same amount of attention that it once did. But when it comes to a few music legends, the phrase seems to be the only word to describe them.

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21 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

All You Need Is Love

Tony Palmer's compelling yet frustrating 15-hour television series on the history of popular music, originally broadcast in the 1970s, finally sees a DVD release.

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Ahmet Ertegun The new documentary Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built, an “American Masters” installment, is required viewing for anyone who’s ever scanned

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Lonely Avenue by Alex Halberstadt

The songs of Doc Pomus have become an indispensable part of the American songbook, largely without our even knowing it.

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The Dick Cavett Show—Ray Charles Collection

It's no secret that Dick Cavett loved Ray Charles' music.

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Ray Charles: Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony [DVD]

Fans looking for footage of his incendiary R&B will need to look elsewhere. However, Live in Concert is a pleasant trip to the crisp, seasoned concerts Charles gave in the latter part of his life.

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10 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Tom Dowd and the Language of Music (2004)

Moormann's film allows Tom Dowd to tell his own tale, bringing his past to life through his words, his accomplishments, his infectious laugh, and, most importantly, his music.

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Ray Charles: Genius Loves Company

Genius Loves Company showcases a man who continued to challenge the definition of just who Ray Charles was.

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Ray Charles: The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986

Ray Charles is one of those rare artists that can convincingly traffic in virtually any genre of music and make it sound thoroughly his own.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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