"Mr. Charles claimed all of American music as his birthright. He made more than 60 albums, and his influence echoes through generations of rock and soul singers."
The New York Times
"The only true genius in show business."
In 1948, Ray accompanied a friend to Seattle, Washington. There he met and befriended a 15-year-old Quincy Jones.
The powerful singer "At Last" and "Tell Mama."
She helped pave the way for rock and roll.
The King of The Jukebox.
The big bands get smaller and grittier.
Jazz music moves off the dance floor.
The blues plugs in.
The biggest musical phenomenon of the 20th-century.
Rich vocal harmonies combined with teen romance.