Tuesday, February 13, 2018

#BlackHistoryToonz Day 13: Ray Charles x Stevie Wonder

#BlackHistoryToonz Day 13: Ray Charles x Stevie Wonder

Ray Charles

"What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room."

Ray Charles was a pioneer of soul music,
integrating R&B, gospel, pop and country to creat hits like
"Unchain My Heart," "Hit the Road Jack" and "Georgia on My Mind." A blind genius, he is considered one of the greatest artists of all time.


Born in Georgia in 1930, Ray Charles was a legendary musician who pioneered the genre
of soul music during the 1950s. Often called the "Father of Soul," Charles combined blues, gospel and jazz to create groundbreaking hits such as "Unchain My Heart," "Hit the Road Jack" and "Georgia on My Mind." He died in 2004, leaving a lasting impression on contemporary music.

Stevie Wonder

"Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision."
Stevie Wonder is an American musician and a former child
prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the 20th century. His multi-generational hit songs include "My Cherie Amour," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Superstition," "Living in the City," "Boogie on Reggae Woman," "Sir Duke," "That Girl" and "Part-Time Lover."

Stevie Wonder Biography

Born in 1950 in Michigan, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder made his recording debut at age 11, becoming a 1960s force to be reckoned with via chart hits like "Fingertips, Pt. 2," "I Was Made to Love Her" and "My Cherie Amour." 
Over the next decade, Wonder had an array of No. 1 songs on the pop and R&B charts, including "Superstition," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Higher Ground," "Boogie on Reggae Woman," "Sir Duke" and "I Wish" from the albums Talking
BookInnervisionsFulfillingness' First Finale and Songs in the Key of Life.
Wonder continued to churn out hits into the 1980s, including "I Just Called to Say I Love You," the Paul McCartneyduet "Ebony and Ivory" and "Part-Time Lover." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and has continued to record and tour.

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