Ray Charles

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Willie Nelson’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!
As the 90-year-old country icon releases a new album, I Don’t Know a Thing About Love, we look back on the outlaw’s best tracks

Garth Cartwright

27, Apr, 2023 @1:33 PM

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Mable John obituary
First female singer signed to Motown whose later hit for Stax, Your Good Thing, became a classic of deep soul

Richard Williams

02, Sep, 2022 @3:46 PM

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Jazz impresario Creed Taylor was one of the last of a dying breed of ‘record men’
Armed with just a passion for jazz, Taylor became a producer and the owner of the world’s most successful jazz label, working with everyone from John Coltrane to Nina Simone

Garth Cartwright

29, Aug, 2022 @12:36 PM

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Michael Smiley’s teenage obsessions: ‘I heard the Beat and came back to Belfast a rude boy’
The comedian and actor on dancing with his mother to Ray Charles, the power of Seamus Heaney’s poetry and how Richard Pryor showed him his future

As told to Tom Seymour

19, Aug, 2021 @1:09 PM

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Peter King obituary
Brilliant British jazz saxophonist and composer inspired by Charlie Parker

John Fordham

06, Sep, 2020 @5:07 PM

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I've never seen ... The Blues Brothers
This 40-year-old comedy – repackaging blues for a white audience – in many ways uncomfortably mirrors what is happening in the UK and America right now

Michael Hann

09, Jun, 2020 @2:56 PM

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Family life: Dad cooking the Christmas fry-up; Hit the Road, Jack by Ray Charles; Grandmama’s boozy truffles
Readers’ favourite photographs, songs and recipes

23, Dec, 2017 @6:45 AM

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Cerys Matthews: songs to say goodbye
Our musical agony aunt’s alter ego marks her final column with some banging tunes

Cerys Matthews

26, Sep, 2015 @5:00 AM

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Experience: I am Big Bird
‘I got the job in 1969. I had no idea I’d still be doing it more than 45 years later’

Caroll Spinney

24, Apr, 2015 @1:00 PM

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Team GB Olympic playlists: Louis Smith, gymnast

'It's best to be calm. That's why I listen to reggae, baby!'

Interview by Tom Lamont

23, Jun, 2012 @11:03 PM

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Ray Charles – I Can't Stop Loving You | Simon Hoggart

Simon Hoggart: 1962: For many people, Ray Charles's heart-breaking version of I Can't Stop Loving You legitimised country music

Simon Hoggart

31, May, 2012 @8:50 PM

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Tom Waits: 'I look like hell but I'm going to see where it gets me' – interview

It's decades since Tom Waits had a drink and his music has just got weirder and better. Now 61, and with his 17th album out, he talks to Tim Adams about songwriting, hard living and his fear of phones

Tim Adams

22, Oct, 2011 @11:03 PM

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