doug osborne Posted May 4, 2004 Share Posted May 4, 2004 Frail Ray Charles vows to get stronger I had the pleasure of doing some business with Mr. Charles last year. He was having a little trouble getting around because of his hips, but let me tell you that he was all there. I saw him on the news when they conferred historic building status on his recording complex, and boy, what a difference six months can make. His hair had turned totally white (it was salt 'n' pepper last year), he needed help to stand (understandable after hip surgery), but his voice and energy were just gone. Before this surgery, he was recording or touring constantly, singing with most of his range and power from 50 years ago, mixing his own music (!), and had his trademark wicked sense of humor. We all gotta go sometime, but I wish him the best. Doug Osborne Music on Bandcamp Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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