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20.000 x 24.000 x 1.000 inches
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Byron Fli Walker
Painting - Oil On Canvas, Digital Art
A portrait of the musician Ray Charles.
He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company. Frank Sinatra called Charles the only true genius in show business.
The influences upon his music were mainly jazz, blues, rhythm and blues and country artists of the day such as Art Tatum, Nat King Cole, Louis Jordan, Charles Brown, Louis Armstrong. His playing reflected influences from country blues and barrelhouse, and stride piano styles.
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The original and re-creations are painted with high quality oil on canvas and are sold thru PayPal as a secure checkout system with free shipping!
February 20th, 2012
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