Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story by Ray Charles, David Ritz
Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story by Ray Charles, David Ritz
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story by Ray Charles, David Ritz
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story by Ray Charles, David Ritz

Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story by Ray Charles, David Ritz

Regular price
$15.00
Sale price
$15.00
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Ray Charles (1930-2004) led one of the most extraordinary lives of any popular musician. In Brother Ray, he tells his story in an inimitable and unsparing voice, from the chronicle of his musical development to his heroin addiction to his tangled romantic life. Overcoming poverty, blindness, the loss of his parents, and the pervasive racism of the era, Ray Charles was acclaimed worldwide as a genius by the age of thirty-two. By combining the influences of gospel, jazz, blues, and country music, he invented, almost single-handedly, what became known as soul. And throughout a career spanning more than a half century, Ray Charles remained in complete control of his life and his music, allowing nobody to tell him what he could and couldn't do.As the Chicago Sun-Times put it, Brother Ray is "candid, explicit, sometimes embarrassing, often hilarious, always warm, touching and deeply human-just like his music."

_____________________________________________

Hardback, good condition. Some wear to jacket edges. Slight water damage to cover. Pages in good condition. Previous owner's name inscribed on inner leaflet.

Published by Macdonald and Jane's, 1979. First edition.

ISBN: 0354043935