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Ray Charles performs at The Newport Jazz Festival in 1968. Newport Festivals Foundation hide caption

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Chuck Berry is one of the early rock and roll artists who were inspired by Latin music. Terry Fincher/Getty Images hide caption

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The Cuban Roots Of Rock And Roll

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Ray Charles' Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 1 & 2 is due out Feb. 22 on Concord Music Group. Courtesy of The Ray Charles Foundation hide caption

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Guest DJ: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Hop Across An Eclectic Playlist

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Guest DJ Randy Newman

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A Raelette On Ray Charles

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Ray Charles and Marian McPartland. Courtesy of Vanguard hide caption

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Ray Sings and Basie Swings

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Jazz 2005: Kevin Whitehead's Top 10

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Producer Phil Ramone Looks Back

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

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