Without Ray Charles’ music I’d be lost. He ranks right up there with Stevie, Donny, Marvin and Joni for me. As a matter of fact, I think that’s pretty much my Mt Rushmore of music right there. Enjoy Ray performing “You Don’t Know Me” live. So much emotion in his voice, it’s incredible.
Such a great song, beautiful and heartbreaking, Ray Charles was truly a Genius. If you don’t have anything of his, please at the very least run out and grab the Definitive Collection, you won’t be disappointed I promise.
Another one of those timeless powerful songs, written by Leon Russell and featured on his self-titled album. It’s been covered by everyone from Donny Hathaway to Christina Aguilera to Bizzy Bone the song has more than stood the test of time.
Elliot Yamin (Live on American Idol)
Ray Charles (Live on The Lou Rawls Parade Of Stars 1994)
Herbie Hancock & Christina Aguilera (Live)