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Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story Audio CD – 1 Mar 2005

4.8 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; MP3 Una edition (Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786182172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786182176
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.5 x 19.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,938,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

David Ritz is the author of Faith in Time: The Life of Jimmy Scott, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye, and many other books with or about Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and B.B. King. He is a three-time winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Format: Paperback
If you want an honest story or two from the Legend of Ray Charles, you have picked the right book.
In between the inconspicuous covers, Ray gets down to telling you all his life secrets, his lovers and most of all his passion for his music. Ray conjures up a romantic history of the girls he has loved and the mothers he has lost.
The book will lead you from his early days in a run down area of Florida, through the losing of his sight and the tragic death in his family. He doesn't look back with anger or shame, he just tells it as it is.
The most interesting time in the book is when Ray describes how he toured the US looking for work, and how he met some of his Idols of the time. You get a real sense of pain and pleasure as he was working with the great musicians, and missing his family at the same time.
One thing is for sure, you won't want to put the book down once you have started reading it.
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Amazing book. Ray himself telling the story of his life - with all the specific language kept and with details and fun stories of his life gives a chance to better understand his music.
The right thing to a real Ray fan, or also to a beginner - will make to love him even more. :)
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its like having a conversation with Brother Ray himself...this has to be one of my fav bio's ever.
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Great book, arrived as described
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