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Ray Charles

Another irreplaceable great is gone: Ray Charles at 73 of liver disease. The news and thoughts:

Ray Charles and Reagan
The most exalted brother in the world played for Reagan’s big re-nomination coronation.
Posted in Blogcritics on June 15, 2004 01:57 AM

Ray Charles Mastermix
It was often said that Ray Charles could sing the phone book, and make it sound convincing. Better trick: He could turn “Take Me Home, Country Roads” into soul music.
Posted in Blogcritics on June 13, 2004 07:01 AM

More On Brother Ray
Perhaps revealing where my deepest emotions lie, I am much more touched by the passing of Ray Charles than I am by the loss of Ronald Reagan, who was 20 years older than Charles and I had long since…
Posted in Blogcritics on June 11, 2004 02:00 PM

The Friday Morning Listen
He’s movin’ on…
Posted in Blogcritics on June 11, 2004 09:55 AM

Ray Charles, who died yesterday, was never president of the U.S. of A. So no state funeral for him. He was a different kind of president — “The Genius,” many called him. For me, he was the unforgettable President of…
Posted in Straight Up on June 11, 2004 08:47 AM

Ray Charles – American Music and Contradictions
The great Ray Charles died today and I had to come up with angle quickly for an article. After fretting for a bit, I did the obvious and put on a few songs – the angle was obvious: he absorbed…
Posted in Blogcritics on June 10, 2004 10:51 PM

Ray Charles 1930-2004
Oh, he was also perhaps the singingest SOB in the history of recorded popular music.
Posted in Blogcritics on June 10, 2004 08:13 PM

Ray Charles 1930-2004
Brother Ray has left the building. He passed today apparently from liver cancer with family at the bedside. It’s unfortunate, but we’ve all got to go sometime…

Ray Charles DEAD
In case anyone cares, Ray Charles died today at the age of 73 in his home in Beverly Hills of acute liver disease. I can’t say that I ever really listen to him but I do think that a blind…
Posted in Blogcritics on June 10, 2004 05:56 PM

Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles dies at 73 – Jun 10, 2004 Yikes! Another major icon dies. Another one who’s name started with “R”… If these things come in threes, Rodney Dangerfield, Reggie Jackson, and Ricardo Montalban better take their vitamins…
Posted in Blogcritics on June 10, 2004 04:05 PM

Ray Charles Has Died
Unfortunately Ray Charles has died at the age of 73. I saw him play live once and it was amazing. The one memory of him that will always stick around will be of the scene from The Blues Brothers when…
Posted in Blogcritics on June 10, 2004 03:54 PM

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