Ray Charles: 17 Original Albums
We have put together 17 Original LPs that chart Rays rise to superstardom. I goes without saying that all his hit parade successes are included in this set.
Ray Charles was born Ray Charles Robinson in 1930 Albany , Georgia & grew up in Flordia. From the age of five onwards he slowly became blind as a result of disease but inspite of this became an international career as a musician. After attending a school for the blind where he learnt piano & clarinet Ray went to Seattle & founded the Maxin Trio. The rest is history. Ray Charles had 82 songs in the R&B charts between 1949 & 1993, 11 of which made it to the top. Ray charles in considered on of the earliest Soul artists. In 1986 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame & in 1987 won a grammy for his lifes work