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Brother Ray : Ray Charles' own story

Author: Ray Charles; David Ritz
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 3rd Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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The world-famous musician talks about his childhood, his blindness, the years on the road developing and perfecting his musical style, and his attitudes toward women, drugs, religion, and death.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Charles, Ray, 1930-2004.
Brother Ray.
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2004
(OCoLC)639676057
Named Person: Ray Charles; Ray Charles; Ray Charles
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Charles; David Ritz
ISBN: 0306814315 9780306814310 9780306813313 0306813319 0306813351 9780306813351
OCLC Number: 57014488
Notes: Originally published: New York : Dial Press, ©1978. With new epilogue, updated discography, and some new photos.
Description: x, 364 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Ray Charles --
Home --
Going blind --
First year at school --
Summertime in Greensville --
Back to school --
Summers in Tallahassee --
Making out --
Suffering --
Scuffling in Jacksonville --
Hungry in Orlando --
Floppin' round Tampa --
Moving cross-country --
Fooling with drugs --
Down to L.A. --
The road --
Struggling as a single --
Texas --
Roughing it --
Family dreams --
Leading --
The girls --
Fooling, drowning, hallelujahing --
Whiskey and watermelon --
Widening the range --
Busted again --
Keeping track of the change --
Too close for comfort --
Back to the country --
For the love of women --
Loosening up --
Wising up --
The bad bust --
Kicking --
Sentencing --
Coming back --
Following a leader --
The scene abroad --
B and me --
Working on the building --
Living and dying --
Nothing new --
Little bit of soul --
Afterword ; The last days of Brother Ray / by David Ritz.
Responsibility: Ray Charles and David Ritz.
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Includes David Ritz's moving account of "The Last Days of Brother Ray" and an updated discography  Read more...

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Barnes & Noble Review, 2/17/12 "One of David Ritz's finest r&b as-told-tos...Rich in insight as well as incident."

 
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