Monday, July 4, 2011


How could I forget this.  Many is the time when I had to work in the t.v. newsroom on the July 4th holiday when suddenly our pal Steve Widmann would put a recording of this on and crank up the sound.  It was sensational.  And it still is.  No one ever did this song better than Brother Ray.  Just listen.  (And turn up the volume!)


Steve said...

He was exceptional. What he left behind still it.

Jarart said...


Meggie said...

I have always loved that song, even though I am not American.
Ray Charles is without equal.