Ray Charles by andy551


Small (15.5" x 23.2")

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Victory for the disabled!
Photoshop and “pen tablet”

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 the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums.While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company. Frank Sinatra called Charles “the only true genius in show business.”

Rolling Stone ranked Charles number ten on their list of “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” in 2004 and number two on their November 2008 list of “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. In honoring Charles, Billy Joel noted: “This may sound like sacrilege, but I think Ray Charles was more important than Elvis Presley. I don’t know if Ray was the architect of rock & roll, but he was certainly the first guy to do a lot of things . . . Who the hell ever put so many styles together and made it work?”


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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 2 years ago

    Great Likeness of Brother Ray!

  • Thanks very much, really appreciated.

    – andy551

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 2 years ago

    wow great portrait Andy wonderful likeness

  • thank you so much for the wonderful comment !!!

    – andy551

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbowalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice work Andy, love it!

  • Thanks so much,:)

    – andy551

  • trueblvr
    trueblvralmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic Andy…I love Ray…

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 2 years ago

    Cool !

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyalmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic Andy…

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websteralmost 2 years ago

    Andy you are a master! WOW!!! This is incredible! Ray is awesome!

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent work.

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 2 years ago

    Awesome work!

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent work

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