Rightly seen as the father of soul music, Ray Charles was like the blues made man. He managed to combine in one single
movement gospel and blues, religious and secular music, and from these combinations sprang the two main types of
Afro-American music. Having brought about this revolution, he could have considered his life's work done, but he felt the
need to go even further and that's when he made white country music his own, tinting it with his notion of the blues.