Monday, August 20, 2012

Ray Charles - Voice Your Choice

I'm very pleased to present Ray Charles for the very first time on Voice Your Choice! Ray was born September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia and raised in Greenville, Florida. He became partially blind when he was 5 years old and completely blind two years later from glaucoma.

He studied classical piano as well as clarinet when he attended State School for Deaf and Blind Children in St. Augustine, Florida. When he moved to Seattle, Washington, in 1948, his musical career began.

Ray Charles eventually signed with Atlantic Records in New York City. He appeared on the Billboard charts a staggering 91 times between 1957 and 1993, including 11 Top Ten hits!

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice proudly spotlight The Genius, Ray Charles. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Georgia On My Mind or I Can`t Stop Loving You. This is going to be interestting. I`ll playt gthe winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.