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Ray Charles, the master of soul
Portrait

The fascinating story, told in words and music, of one of the 20th century's great musical figures. An American original, Ray Charles was the innovator who fused gospel, jazz, and blues to create modern soul music.

His crossover vision also widened the scope of country and western, his unique voice touching the hearts of people around the world. Never-before-seen interviews with family, friends - and Ray himself - reveal the heartbreak and humor of a man who overcame all odds, moving through tragedy to triumph and immortality.

Rare, exciting clips of Ray's finest performances and greatest hits from five decades of music that altered the musical map. With David "Fathead" Newman, Dr. John, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Hank Crawford, Ahmet Ertegun, Jerry Wexler, Billy Preston and many others.

Ray Charles piano

Movie director : Yvonne Smith
Playlist : Musics from the Americas
Music genre : Jazz

Duration : 58 min
Production date : 1986
Production : © East Stinson Inc. / Toby Byron / Multiprises
Available version(s) : EN