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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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1997
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Do you know way down (way down)
Way down upon the Swanee (Swanee)
Talkin' 'bout the river (river)

You know was so far (so far)
So far away, oh yeah (so far away)

Do you know that's where (that's where)
Where my heart is turnin', ohh (turnin')

River (river) and there's where (there's where)
That's where the old folks stay (where the old folks stay)

All the world is sad and lonely now
Everywhere I roam (roam, roam, roam)
Keep on telling you my darlin' (darlin')

How my heart is going sad (so sad)
So sad and lonely

Because I'm so far (so far)
I'm far from my folks back home (from my folks back home)

All the world is sad and lonely now
Everywhere I roam (roam, roam, roam)
Keep on telling you my darlin' (darlin')

How my heart is going sad (so sad)
So sad and lonely

Because I'm so far (so far)
So far from my folks back home, yeah
I'm far from my folks back home, yeah
So far from my folks back home, yeah
Oh, far from my folks back home, yeah

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