"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water." -Ray Charles
Ray Charles: Rare and Classic Photos of an American Genius, 1966, via LIFE.com
Oldies but Goodies
Johnny Cash and Ray Charles
Big Smiles & Laughs!
Ray Charles, by Mickey Adair (1982)
The Great Ray Charles "What'd I Say I & II" - "Careless love" - "I Got a Woman" - "You Don't Know Me" - "Georgia On My Mind", "Night Time is the Right Time"
Ray Charles, Paris, 1969 ... one of my favorites of his ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HkO5gtliYc
Photography & Art
Ray Charles http://www.life.com/gallery/27612/ray-charles-the-genius-in-action#index/0 More
Bill Ray - Ray Charles plays an encore at Carnegie Hall, 1966.
Musicians & Dancers 3
Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles, 1968 - 2 of my faves!
Heart People, Inspirations
"Music to me is like breathing - I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tired of music." - Ray Charles