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Monday, February 2 2015

The Fluke That Wasn't: Reconsidering the Success of Ray Charles's Country Music Landmark

It's no accident that country is considered a white genre; it became white over time, and minimizing issues of race has been a key component of maintaining this whiteness.


Reviews

Wednesday, January 14 2015

Ray Charles: Genius Loves Company

Tenth anniversary re-release for Ray Charles’ last album Genius Loves Company; glossy AOR and superstar duets.


Thursday, June 30 2011

Ray Charles: Live in Concert

Don't know where to start with Ray? Here's a good place.


Wednesday, December 1 2010

Ray Charles: Rare Genius

As respectfully as possible, Concord excavates ten unreleased tracks from Ray Charles -- including a Johnny Cash collaboration.


Tuesday, November 17 2009

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.


Wednesday, November 11 2009

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.


Blogs

Monday, August 25 2014

Songs of the Summers: The '60s

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


Friday, July 11 2014

Counterbalance: Ray Charles' 'Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music'

You give your hand to me, and then you say goodbye. I watch you walk away beside a lucky to never, never know the one who loves you so. Because you haven't listened to this week's Counterbalance. Ray Charles' 1962 landmark this week.


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