A Fourth of July Anthem

The Hunt for New Music. Does anyone sing America the Beautiful better than Ray Charles? No, is the short answer. In addition to our national anthem, this may be our second greatest song. Ray Charles sings it here, live, with an orchestral accompaniment. Take some time and take it in. He was–and remains via his […]

Ray Charles: America The Beautiful

There are a lot of great patriotic songs to hear this weekend but there’s one song that sums it all up–Ray Charles’ version of “America The Beautiful”.  There’s  a long lead in as Ray appreciates one of his musicians, but stay with it. It’s terrific. No further exposition needed. Just listen and enjoy one of […]