Duration : 152 minutes
Keyword : black people, loss of loved one, country music, jazz, blindness and impaired vision, georgia, overdose, bus ride, record producer, biography, rags to riches, childhood trauma, gospel, indianapolis, record label, recording studio, usa history
Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered couping gospel and country together.