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  • Marston Beach Break
  • February 2021
  • 1 Song

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Georgia On My MindE
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Hit the Road JackE
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The Right TimeE
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Mess AroundE
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I Got a WomanE

Albums

  • Oak Barrel (Swamp Surfin')

    Feb 2021 • 1 song

  • Poor Witness

    Feb 2021 • 7 songs

  • Trophy

    Feb 2021 • 1 song

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    Ray Charles was the musician most responsible for developing soul music. Singers like Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson also did a great deal to pioneer the form, but Charles did even more to devise a new form of black pop by merging '50s R&B with gospel-powered vocals, adding plenty of flavor from contemporary jazz, blues, and (in the '60s) country. Then there was his singing; his style was among the most emotional and easily identifiable of any 20th century performer, up there with the likes of Elvis and Billie Holiday. He was also a superb keyboard player, arranger, and bandleade...

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