The Father of Soul

Ray Charles ~ The Father of Soul   (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004)

Not necessarily stoned but … beautiful

August 23, 1967 ~ the debut album from The Jimi Hendrix Experience is released. It’s #15 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 

Writer and archivist Reuben Jackson of the Smithsonian Institution wrote: “it’s still a landmark recording because it is of the rock, R&B, blues … musical tradition. It altered the syntax of the music … in a way I compare to James Joyce’s Ulysses.”

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