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Charles, Ray 1930-2004

Overview
Works: 2,331 works in 5,069 publications in 9 languages and 62,085 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Blues (Music)  Popular music  Jazz  Jazz vocals  Rhythm and blues music  Soul music 
Roles: Performer, Author, Singer, Actor, Instrumentalist, Composer, Arranger, Lyricist, Conductor, Originator, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Artist, Producer, Creator, Other, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ray Charles
 
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Ray by Jamie Foxx( Visual )

46 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,654 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
The Blues Brothers by John Landis( Visual )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,865 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 )

22 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black homicide expert is asked to help solve the murder of a wealthy businessman in a small town
Genius loves company by Ray Charles( Recording )

48 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enhanced CD. Program notes included. Ray Charles, vocals and piano; in duets with various performers
Chicka chicka boom boom by Bill Martin( Recording )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabet/rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb the coconut tree
Blue's big musical movie( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Steve, Blue and all their friends as they plan a backyard musical show!
Ray original motion picture soundtrack by Ray Charles( Recording )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends, icons & rebels : music that changed the world by Robbie Robertson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 693 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
--Featuring Norah Jones by Norah Jones( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and German and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oiche chiun (stille nacht); (Enya) --; O Jesulein süss; (The Choir of New College, Oxford) --; Es ist ein ros entsprungen; (Chanticleer) --; O tannenbaum; (Kiri Te Kanawa, Jouko Harjanne ; BBC Philharmonic) --; The shepherd's farewell; (Monteverdi Choir ; Orchestre de l'opera de Lyon) --; O little town of Bethlehem; (Jouko Harjanne ; choirs of Coventry and Lichfield cathedrals ; BBC Philharmonic) --; Jesus the light of the world; (Chrstopher Kale, William Hite, Joel Frederiksen ; The Schola Cantorum of Boston ; The Brown University Chorus ; The Boston Camerata) --; Once in royal David's city; (The Choir of New College, Oxford) --; In the bleak mid-winter; (Chanticleer) --; I wonder as I wander; (The Choir of New College, Oxford) --; Hark! the herald angels sing; (Kiri Te Kanawa, Michael George, Jouko Harijanne ; Choirs of Coventry and Lichfield Cathedrals ; BBC Philharmonic) --; The first noel; (Thomas Hampson ; The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra) --; The holly and the ivy; (Kiri Te Kanawa, Michael George ; choirs of Coventry and Lichfield cathedrals ; BBC Philharmonic ; Robin Stapleton) --; Christmas time; (Ray Charles) --; Amazing grace; (José Carreras, Natalie Cole, Plácido Domingo ; Wiener Symphoniker ; Vjekoslav Sutej) --; I'll be home for Christmas ;; What child is this?; (José Carreras, Natalie Cole, Plácido Domingo ; Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen ; Wiener Symphoniker) --; White Christmas; (Thomas Hampson ; The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra) --; Joy to the world; (The Brown University Chorus ; The Boston Camerata) --; Adeste fideles; (The Choir of New College Oxford)
The best of Ray Charles the Atlantic years by Ray Charles( Recording )

62 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology by Ray Charles( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sesame Street( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 510 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
Ray sings, Basie swings Ray Charles + Count Basie Orchestra = genius² by Ray Charles( Recording )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ray Sings, Basie Swings is a posthumously created album that mixes previously unreleased Ray Charles vocal performances, recorded at live concerts in the mid-1970's, together with newly recorded instrumental tracks by the contemporary Count Basie Orchestra"--Wikipedia
Celebration of America( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 466 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
Here we go again celebrating the genius of Ray Charles by Willie Nelson( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 461 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 )

42 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let the good times roll -- It had to be you -- Alexander's ragtime band -- Two years of torture -- When your lover has gone -- Deed I do -- Just for a thrill -- You won't let me go -- Tell me you'll wait for me -- Don't let the sun catch you cryin' -- Am I blue -- Come rain or come shine
Shake, rattle and roll rock 'n roll in the 1950s( Recording )

2 editions published in 1978 in Undetermined and English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy hour jazz( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Charles Ray

Charles Robinson, Ray 1930-2004

Ray Charles amerikanischer Sänger und Komponist

Ray Charles amerikansk komponist og pianist

Ray Charles amerikansk kompositör och pianist

Ray Charles amerykański muzyk rockowy

Ray Charles cantante e pianista statunitense

Ray Charles Chanteur, compositeur et pianiste américain

Ray Charles pianisto, kantisto kaj komponisto

Rejs Čārlzs

Rey Çarlz

Robinson, Ray C. 1930-2004

Robinson , Ray Charles

Robinson, Ray Charles 1930-2004

The Genius 1930-2004

Ρέι Τσαρλς

Рей Чарлз

Рей Чарлс

Реј Чарлс

Рэй Чарльз

Ռեյ Չարլզ

ריי צ'ארלס

ري تشارلز

ری چارلز پیانیست و آهنگساز آمریکایی

رے چارلس

रे चार्ल्स

ரே சார்ல்ஸ்

เรย์ ชาลส์

რეი ჩარლზი

레이 찰스

チャールズ, レイ

レイ・チャールズ

雷·查尔斯

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The Blues BrothersChicka chicka boom boomBlue's big musical movieRay Charles : man and musicRay CharlesThe blues singers : ten who rocked the worldYou don't know me : reflections of my father, Ray Charles