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Read Five Platters For Your Fourth Of July Picnic WFIU

June 30, 2011 – As America's birthday approaches, here are five tasty offerings for your Fourth of July celebration. WFIU

Listen A Raelette On Ray Charles

November 8, 2009 – As a backup singer, Angela Workman was one of host Liane Hansen's first music interviews.


Read Good Morning Heartache: Wake Up To Jazz WESA

October 4, 2009 – Hear five jazz songs to get you into a groove, even if that groove reflects a relationship hangover. WESA

Read Labor Day Blues And Grooves Jazz24

September 4, 2009 – Hear five blues and soul songs about hard work and how delightful it can be to shirk it sometimes. Jazz24

Listen Guest DJ Randy Newman

August 4, 2008 – The singer stopped by to DJ an episode of All Songs Considered and talk about his favorite music.


Listen Guest DJ Ray Davies

March 27, 2008 – Former frontman for The Kinks Ray Davies shares some of his favorite music.


Ray Charles and Marian McPartland.

Listen Ray Charles On Piano Jazz

July 11, 2007 – Hear the legendary Ray Charles in a 1990 interview and performance from Piano Jazz.

Listen Ray Sings and Basie Swings

October 4, 2006 – Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra play together through digital technology.


Listen Jazz 2005: Kevin Whitehead's Top 10

December 21, 2005 – For lovers of jazz music, the year 2005 brought a wealth of reissues by critical artists.


Listen Scofield Plays Ray Charles: 'That's What I Say' WXPN

July 21, 2005 – On That's What I Say, John Scofield pays tribute to the late master: Ray Charles. WXPN


Listen A Jazz Guitarist Interprets Ray Charles Classics

June 18, 2005 – Jazz guitarist John Scofield sets his sights on the music of Ray Charles for his latest album.


Listen Producer Phil Ramone Looks Back

November 27, 2004 – The legendary producer talks about what goes into making timeless popular music.


Listen Playing a 'Genius': Jamie Foxx Takes on Ray Charles

October 22, 2004 – Actor and comedian Jamie Foxx portrays musical legend Ray Charles in a new film called "Ray."


Listen 'Genius Loves Company': Charles' Parting Gift

October 4, 2004 – Some of the biggest names in music joined Ray Charles for his final CD, Genius Loves Company.

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