RIP Ray Charles

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    one of the greatest soul singers is gone...his version of 'America The Beautiful' is just amazing.

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    Oh man that sucks so bad. At least I got to see Ray perform before he died. :(
     
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    Georgia On My Mind was the one for me.

    Bless him for that.
     
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    nooooo...

    damn.. Its nothing but Ray Charles the rest of the day for me.

    "Georgia On My Mind"

    Now where is that Airport Express :) damn.

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    shi*t

    i really loved ray charles, all the good musicians are dying :( last time i cried was george harrison, rest in peace ray, u were awesome and still are.
     
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    The worst thing about great artists like Ray Charles dying is that the new artists now up-and-coming are nothing by comparison. All these talented people leave us, and there is little new talent to replace them. :(
     
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    Spanish Angels does it for me, I get tears in my eyes every time I hear it. Now it's gonna mean even more, RIP Ray, you moved so many souls and were loved by all. More than a musician the man was a diplomat of the genre.

    He will be missed :( :( :(
     
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    poor guy. I remember seeing him on tv a lot as a kid.

    he had a good life at least. RIP Ray
     
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    My prayers go out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. May the Lord be with his soul.
     
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    We have lost one of the most influential and talented performers of the 20th century...Rest in peace, Ray. :(
     
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    It's cryin' time again.

    Fact: Ray Charles was sighted until age 7, when he became blind from glaucoma.
     
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    Starting with the seldom-sung third stanza is one of those subtle inspirations we learned to expect from Ray.

    True story: Two nights ago I was walking around the house with my iPod in hand and got the thought to listen to something I hadn't heard for a while before I turned in. I picked Ray's "America the Beautiful."

    I slept well, and I hope Ray does too.
     
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    How fitting that he passed away in what has been proclaimed this Black Music Month. His contribution to African-American and American music is un-measurable.
     
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    I am very envious of you there man... I never got to see John Lee Hooker either :(

    RIP Ray - and thank you for your wonderful contribution to our world!
     
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    Oh you'll probably hate me now, but I saw John Lee Hooker play once too. Not as intimate of a setting as where I saw Ray, (I had to sneak up onto a hill looking down into Aptos park to see JLH), Ray I got to see legitimately from about 30' away at the Paul Masson Winery. Etta James was his opening act. Fan-freakin-tastic. :D
     
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    That's really sad--not many people have that much of an effect on the music of a country.

    What's almost as sad is that the last time I saw him perform (not in person--I'm not actually a fan) was playing the Star Spangled banner on a harmonica to introduce Bob Sapp in the K1 free-for-all fighting match on New Year's Eve, where he thoroughly humiliated former sumo champ Akebono.

    The whole event was so tragic and base that I couldn't believe Ray Charles did it.

    Gotta admit that was a surreal way to ring in the New Year in Japan, though.
     

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