Definition of Ray Charles from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Ray Charles

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(1930-2004) a blind US singer who wrote songs and played the piano. He recorded many kinds of music, including the blues, country music, and jazz. His best-known songs include I've Got a Woman (1955) and Georgia on My Mind (1960). Charles received 19 Grammy awards, eight of them in 2005 after his death, including those for Hit the Road Jack (1961), A Song for You (1963) and Crying Time (1966), Genius Loves Company (2005) and Here We Go Again (2005).