Ray Charles : musician
|Format:||Print Book 2008|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Pioneering musician Ray Charles was one of the first performers of soul musica combination of gospel, jazz, country, and rhythm and blues. Born into poverty to a single mother, he overcame blindness, racism, and the deaths of his brother and mother to play 10,000 concerts and win 12 Grammy Awards over a 58-year career.
ContentsTwo crossover songs
A tragic beginning
On the road, age 16
Song by song
The roller-coaster years
Learning to diversify
|Series||Black Americans of achievement, legacy edition.|
-- Juvenile literature.
Charles, Ray, -- 1930-2004.
Singers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American singers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Blind musicians -- United States -- Biography.
African American singers.
|Publisher|| New York :Chelsea House,2008
111 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 101) and index.