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Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music

Genres: Music, R n B / Soul, Tribute

Cast: Ray Charles, Bill Cosby, Gloria Estefan, James Ingram, Michael Bolton, Michael McDonald, Paul McCartney, Quincy Jones, Randy Travis, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson


Synopsis: One of the most influential and electrifying musicians of all time, the legendary Ray Charles transformed every musical style he touched - R&B, gospel, soul and even country - with his remarkable talent, passion and energy, dazzling generation after generation of listeners. In celebration of an extraordinary career that spanned more than 50 years, some of his most devoted fans gather together to celebrate Ray's remarkable career and give him a birthday party to remember, a spectacular, star-studded, once-in-a-lifetime music- and laugh-filled tribute. A selection of Ray's greatest songs are lovingly rendered by Randy Travis, Michael McDonald and others while such greats as Willie Nelson and Michael Bolton join Ray himself for breathtaking duets of the master's best. And history is made when two legends, Ray and the incomparable Stevie Wonder, perform together on stage for the first time! Filled with touching personal tributes from Paul McCartney, Quincy Jones, Bill Cosby, Gloria Estefan, George Lopez and many others as well as rare behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage, this magical evening with one of music's most beloved performers is a must-have for every fan.

Songs: What'd I Say [Ray Charles], Hallelujah (I Love Her So) [Stevie Wonder], Livin' for the City [Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder Duet], Busted [Ray Charles & Willie Nelson Duet], Never Stop! [Brand New Heavies], Georgia on My Mind [Ray Charles & Michael Bolton],Your Cheatin' Heart [Randy Travis], I Can't Stop Loving You [James Ingram], I Got a Woman [Michael McDonald] - Just Ask Me To [Tevin Campbell], Just for a Thrill [Ray Charles], I Wish I Never Loved You at All [Gladys Night], Can't Keep a Good Man Down [Ray Charles], America the Beautiful [Ray Charles & Friends]

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1991


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  • 1975: Winner, Grammy, Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, Ray Charles, Grammy Foundation

Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music

Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music - DVD - $14.98

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  • Release Date: May 27th, 2008
  • Catalog Number: ID2320WLDVD
  • UPC: 0014381232028
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 90
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
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  • Special Features:
    • Commercial Spot