Busted Down In Memphis 'Cause Georgia Was On My Mind...

A brilliant, and without a doubt a towering musical icon who through his soulful singing and dynamic piano playing helped invent soul and R&B music.

Ray Charles by Matthew R. Paden

Tailfeather Blues

24 x 24 x 1.5 in.

Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

March 2021

Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray." He was often referred to as "The Genius."

Charles was blinded during childhood due to glaucoma. He pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s by combining blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic.


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Matthew R. Paden (b. 1977) is an award-winning contemporary abstract artist living in Oklahoma with his beautiful wife and daughter.

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