Watch "The Birth of Soul: Ray Charles"

There have been a number of great documentaries about soul music and its artists, from TV One's "Unsung" to several PBS shows. A few years ago the BBC created a series of excellent shows describing the origins of soul and other forms of music, including the docu-series, Soul Deep. Here is an excellent show from that series, laying out the transformation from Blues to Rhythm & Blues to Soul, with a special focus on perhaps the most transformational artist: Ray Charles.

Check it out below and be prepared to go to school...and hear some great music in the process. We hope you enjoy The Birth of Soul: Ray Charles.

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There have been a number of great documentaries about soul music and its artists, from TV One's "Unsung" to several PBS shows. A few years ago the BBC created a series of excellent shows describing the origins of soul and other forms of music, including the docu-series, Soul Deep. Here is an excellent show from that series, laying out the transformation from Blues to Rhythm & Blues to Soul, with a special focus on perhaps the most transformational artist: Ray Charles.

Check it out below and be prepared to go to school...and hear some great music in the process. We hope you enjoy The Birth of Soul: Ray Charles.

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