The man who was born in 1930, never won an award, despite his great voice, and skilled piano playing. Tonight Ray Charles won eight Grammy's, for his
last album, "Genius loves Company", which included a duet with Nora Jones, called "Here we go again," which won a grammy for record of the
year.The crowds roared with applause as he won each award and a standing ovation was the music industry's acknowledgement of a late great voice, who
was finally awarded and respected by his peers for his wonderful music.
LOS ANGELES - The late Ray Charles’ duets album “Genius Loves Company,” recorded during the final months of his life, won eight Grammy Awards
on Sunday night, including album of the year.
The sentimental favorite won record of the year and best pop collaboration for his ballad with Norah Jones, “Here We Go Again,” as well as best
“I’m going to cry, actually,” Jones said as she accepted the trophy for record of the year. “I think it just shows how wonderful music can be.
It’s at a hundred percent with Ray Charles
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I think Ray Charles should have been given acknowledgement years ago while still alive for his recordings and wonderful voice.
He was a man who yet blind, always had a smile on his face, and tried to help up and coming singers. He overcame addictions and hardships and showed
that you can do anything once you put your mind to it. He proves that even in death you can still be a winner.
His movie, has no doubt, sparked new interest in Ray, portrayed by Jamie Foxx, and has given Ray Charles the credit he deserved so long ago.
Winner of eight grammys, has proved that indeed Rya Charles will live on in the music industry.
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[edit on 13-2-2005 by realorritt]