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Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known by his shortened stage name Ray Charles, was an American musician. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during...

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      News Source: Hollywood Reporter Music | 6 days ago
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      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 7 days ago
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      News Source: Charlotte Observer Online | 8 days ago
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