I will pay for the following article Ray Charles’ Influence on Music in 1960’s. The work is to be 7 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. Ray Charles was enrolled at the Saint Augustine School for the Blind in Florida, where he learned Braille. He also learned to play the piano and clarinet/saxophone. He had to rely heavily on his excellent memory for music as he did not have the advantage of sight. Ray Charles also had a gift of perfect pitch, which greatly aided his musicianship.At only 15, he lost his mother and after two years, his father also passed on. His suffering inspired him to greater heights. He graduated from St. Augustine School started traveling by country music road bands. This enriched his quality of music when he later added western music to his repertoire. He also toured with rhythm and blues bands as an instrumentalist. Among the instruments he played are the piano, clarinet, and saxophone. He also an arranger and composer.His early influences as a singer were: blues singers, Guitar Slim and Percy Mayfield. Lloyd Glenn influenced his piano. Eventually, it was his mixed styles, his voice texture, and his versatile falsetto range and his emotional appeal that combined to bring out unique vocal artistry.&nbsp.In late 2005, John Burk, Concord Records A & R chief and producer of Ray Charles Grammy Award-winning blockbuster album “Genius Lover Company” came upon some tapes recorded in the 70s, apparently concert tapes. The tapes were made by the legendary impresario producer Norman Granz. Though the tapes recovered were not the greatest quality, the music was recorded to produce a beautiful, authentic and irreplaceable work of music. His music from the 60s combines with the latest technology to bring about yet another astounding performance from Ray Charles. Whatever beauty the technology in the 60s couldn’t capture, the new technology has been able to capture and in the process, still manage to show the uniqueness of Ray Charles’ genius.Ray Charles once said that in music, there’s only either good or bad music. That also, in music you just can’t escape when something is good (Ray Charles Biography 2004).

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