When Ray Charles was a boy, country music could be a rifle shot warning to a black man. No matter how sweet the lyrics, it could say “Race line here. Step Back.” But he didn’t . Ray Charles was the great blender of American music.
Gospel, jazz, R&B, soul – and country. In 1962, before civil rights and “I have dream,” he put out an album that crossed all kinds of lines. And set American music free.
This hour, On Point: Ray Charles and the blending of American music.
Awesome! That's my favorite hymn.Dominika said:<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ceINlGsjuo&feature=channel&list=UL" rel="nofollow">Agni Parthene in Korean with instruments</a>
Dude, you know when you hear something that is really funny the first time you hear it. Then it quickly becomes boring and eyerollable shortly thereafter?Asteriktos said: