I went to a screening of "Ray" last night and all I can say is WOW!
Powerful, emotional and Jamie Foxx is unbelievable--like Oscar-winning unbelievable--at no point during the movie did I feel like I was watching Foxx and not Ray Charles.
A must see for any fan of music or anyone moved by the story a talented but troubled soul making remarkable achievements while struggling to overcome unthinkable obstacles.
Synopsis of this...
The Ray Charles movie is the never-before-told, musical biographical drama of an American legend. Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered incorporating gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style. As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists rights within the corporate music business. "Ray" provides an unflinching portrait of Charles' musical genius as he overcomes drug addiction while transforming into one of this country's most-beloved performers.
I'm super psyched now for Friday's taping of the tribute concert with performances by Mary J. Blige, Kenny Chesney, Al Green, Elton John, Norah Jones, B.B. King, Reba McIntire, Usher and Stevie Wonder which will air on CBS on Oct. 22 at 9:00PM ET/PT.
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