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Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American musician known as Ray Charles (to avoid confusion with champion boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.) 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.” more »


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Ah, let me tell you people
About this blackjack game
It's caused me nothing but trouble
And I've only myself to blame

Hey-hey, hey, yeah
How unlucky can one man be?
Well, every quarter I get, now
Lord, blackjack takes it away from me

My friends don't come around me
Because I've been so blind
I can't even borrow a nickel
Now I've almost lost my mind

Hey-hey hey, yeah
How unlucky can one man be?
Well, every quarter I get
Lord, blackjack takes it away from me

I sat there with two tens
I thought I'd have some fun
The dealer hit sixteen with a five
Just enough to make twenty-one

Hey-hey hey, yeah, yeah
How unlucky can one man be?
Well, every quarter I get
Yeah, blackjack takes it away from me

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Written by: RAY CHARLES

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