Ray Charles could sing country to blues to jazz to R&B to gospel and even funk. His genius was to combine some or all of them. His ascent took off in 1955, when he released "I Got a Woman." According to Billy Joel, "this may sound like sacrilege, but I think Ray Charles was more important than Elvis Presley". He remains an American cultural icon. Here, he is riding in a 1958 Ford Galaxy along with his famous back up singers, the Raelettes. (Not sure who's driving. Maybe they're parked.)
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