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Brother Ray. Ray Charles' Own Story

By: Charles, Ray & David Ritz

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 2004

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 11453

ISBN: 0306814315

Condition: Fine


x, 364pp, illustrations, discography. Ray Charles (1930-2004) tells the story of his musical development, his heroin addiction and his tangled romantic life. He overcame poverty, blindness, the loss of his parents, and the pervasive racism of the era and by combining the influences of gospel, jazz, blues, and country music, he invented, almost single-handedly, what became known as soul. View more info

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Faith in Time. the Life of Jimmy Scott

By: Ritz, David

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 2002

Seller ID: 10293

ISBN: 0306812290

Condition: New


270pp, plates. A biography of American jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott (born 1925) , from being orphaned as a teenager and growing up with Kallman’s syndrome (which kept his voice unnaturally high) to touring with Lionel Hampton in the 40s, his work with Ray Charles, his decline into relative obscurity, and rediscovery in the 90s. View more info