Ray Charles - The Genius Of Soul (DVD)
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With David ‘‘Fathead’’ Newman, Dr. John, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Hank Crawford, Ahmet Ertegun, Jerry Wexler, Billy Preston and many others Limited Edition in special packaging! Ray Charles was the innovator who fused gospel, jazz and blues to create modern soul music. His crossover vision also widened the scope of country and western, his unique voice touching the hearts of people around the world. Never-before-seen interviews with Ray himself as well as his family and friends reveal the heartbreak and humour of a man who overcame all odds, moving through tragedy to triumph and immortality. Included are rare and riveting clips of Ray’s finest performances and greatest hits from five decades of music that altered the musical map. “Like the man it profiles, ‘Ray Charles: The Genius of Soul’ has a voice that’s distinctive, emotional and impressively truthful.” – New York Post Masters of American Music is an award-winning television series – as entertaining as it is educational and memorable – that celebrate a pantheon of the greatest innovators in Jazz. Individual programmes trace the lives and works of master musicians who defined the course of America’s classical music. From its birth in New Orleans, to swing, the big bands, bebop, free Jazz and beyond – all of it is explored with sensitivity and in unique depth. Over 80 interviews were filmed in the making of the series. Featured artists come to life through these interviews, exciting rare performances, period footage and vintage photographs meticulously reproduced. Both the video and audio content has been restored and remastered in accordance with state-of-the-art specifications.