Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Roll With My Baby (live) - Ellipsis Plays the Music of Ray Charles featuring Tommy Conwell

Ray Charles was born today - September 23, 1930. We lost this legendary music pioneer in 2004.

"Ray Charles re-shaped the genre of soul music...fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles" as well as "racially integrating country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success...most notably with his Modern Sounds albums."

So today - on what would have been the music great's 84th birthday - listen to  a cover of "Roll With My Baby" performed by Tommy Conwell and the jazz ensemble, Ellipsis, in 2009.

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