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Charles, Ray 1930-2004

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Most widely held works about Ray Charles
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Ray by Taylor Hackford( Visual )

55 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 3,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flashing back intermittently to dream-like scenes from his hardscrabble rural childhood, "Ray" chronicles Ray Charles' remarkable rise from sideman and Chitlin Circuit fixture to innovator, icon, and international superstar. Yet even as Charles ascends to the heights of the musical and cultural elite, he remains hobbled by heroin addiction and compulsive womanizing, a prisoner to his own insatiable needs. Through it all, Ray Charles possessed a rock-solid confidence in his music, a statement of faith in the inclusiveness of American culture. Ray Charles made a place for himself in the America of the '40s and '50s, and promptly transcended the barriers that defined what that place was. He incorporated and encompassed R & B, soul, rock and roll, blues, jazz, country, pop, gospel--all American music--giving us the lush sounds he had always heard in his head, unifying America's disparate musical bits into a cohesive whole
The Blues Brothers by John Landis( Visual )

48 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Jake Blues is released from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They learn the church is no longer supporting the institution and will sell the place to the education authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within the next 11 days. The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big show. As they set off on their "mission from god" they seem to make more enemies than friends along the way
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( Visual )

26 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil Tibbs is a renowned homicide detective from Philadelphia returning to Mississippi in the sweltering summer to visit his mother, when a rich factory owner is found dead. The industrialist was white, Tibbs is black and in the Deep South at the time, that is enough reason for the local cops to arrest him on suspicion murder. After his identity and credentials are established, the Chief of Police lets Tibbs go and attempts to enlist his help in solving the case. An uneasy and complicated relationship develops between the southern Sheriff and the city slicker. Sidney Poitier stars as the superior sleuth who rediscovers the small town racism he escaped through his education. Rod Steiger is the local sheriff who is forced to examine his own prejudices and repent them
Genius loves company by Ray Charles( Recording )

53 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enhanced CD. Program notes included. Ray Charles, vocals and piano; in duets with various performers
Legends, icons & rebels : music that changed the world by Robbie Robertson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to more than two dozen legendary music artists who significantly influenced the landscape of music for generations to come, from Ray Charles and Bob Dylan to Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash
Ray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by his mother who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling at the keyboard. 'Ray' follows as he overcomes drug addiction while becoming one of the country's most beloved performers
Ray : original motion picture soundtrack by Ray Charles( Recording )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soundtrack zum biografischen Spielfilm über die im Juni 2004 verstorbenen Soulikone Ray Charles (Regie: Taylor Hackford; USA 2004). Die Filmmusik besteht aus den Originalhits des blinden Sängers und ist so auch eine Art Best-of-Zusammenstellung
Blue's big musical movie( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Steve, Blue and all their friends as they plan a backyard musical show!
--Featuring Norah Jones by Norah Jones( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compliation of previously released cameos, duets and collaborations as a guest appearance
Christmas with the stars by Philippe Rombi( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and German and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Christmas carols sung by Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Placido Domingo, Enya, Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras, and more
Anthology by Ray Charles( Recording )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 45 tracks from the legendary Ray Charles. Highlights include: What I'd Say (Live); Georgia On My Mind (Live); Hit The Road Jack (Live); You Are My Sunshine (Live); Crying Time; and many other favorites
Chicka chicka boom boom by Bill Martin( Recording )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabet/rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb the coconut tree
Playin' with my friends : Bennett sings the blues by Tony Bennett( Recording )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sesame Street( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrate twenty years of music, Muppets, and more! Experience this captivating special marking the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking children's series that not only taught us our ABCs and 123s, but also about the world around us
The essential Willie Nelson by Willie Nelson( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of forty-one remastered songs by Willie Nelson, including "Good Times," "Georgia on My Mind," "Everywhere I Go" with Emmylou Harris, and "Highwayman" featuring Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson
Shake, rattle and roll : rock 'n roll in the 1950s( Recording )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here we go again : celebrating the genius of Ray Charles by Willie Nelson( Recording )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A salute to Ray Charles and some of his greatest hits by Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones and Jazz at Lincoln Center
The genius of Ray Charles by Ray Charles( Recording )

32 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray performs killer renditions of pop and jazz standards. This CD contains 12 tracks, including highlights like Let the Good Times Roll and Deed I Do
The very best of Ray Charles by Ray Charles( Recording )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgia on My Mind -- What'D I Say -- I've Got a Woman -- A Fool for You -- Hallelujah I Love Her So -- Leave My Woman Alone -- Mess Around -- I'm Movin' on -- This Little Girl of Mine -- Let the Good Times Roll -- Mary Ann -- Drown in My Own Tears -- Lonely Avenue -- Just for a Thrill -- Chattanooga Choo Choo -- Moonlight in Vermont -- 'Deed I Do -- Blue Hawaii -- Carry Me Back to Old Virginny -- Alabamy Bound -- Basin Street Blues -- New York's My Home -- California Here I Come -- Feelin' Sad -- Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin -- Sticks and Stones -- Ain't That Love -- Night Time Is the Right Time -- Ruby -- Rockhouse -- It Should Have Been Me -- Come Back Baby -- Greenbacks -- When Your Lover Has Gone -- My Bonnie -- You Won't Let Me Go -- It Had to Be You -- Tell Me You'Ll Wait for Me -- That's Enough -- Am I Blue -- Tell the Truth -- Moon Over Miami -- Deep in the Heart of Texas -- Mississippi Mud -- Don't You Know -- Alexander's Ragtime Band -- Blackjack -- See See Rider -- Swanee River Rock -- What Would I Do Without You
Celebration of America( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents fourteen patriotic songs in a variety of genres, and includes facts about the history of the U.S., and a trivia question that relates to each selection
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.07 for Ray / ... to 0.62 for Ray Charle ...)

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The Blues BrothersRayBlue's big musical movieChicka chicka boom boomBrother Ray : Ray Charles' own storyRay CharlesThe blues singers : ten who rocked the world
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Brother Ray

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Rejs Čārlzs

Rey Çarlz

Robinson, Ray C. 1930-2004

Robinson Ray Charles

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Robinsonas Rėjus Čarlzas

The Genius 1930-2004

Ρέι Τσαρλς

Рей Чарлз американський співак, клавішник, і композитор

Рей Чарлс

Реј Чарлс

Робинсон Р. Ч. 1930-2004

Робинсон Рэй Чарлз

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Чарлз Рэй

Чарльз Р. 1930-2004

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