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You Don't Know Me - Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson, Jr.

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A deeply personal memoir of the private Ray Charles - the man behind the legend - by his eldest son. Ray Charles is an American music legend. A multiple Grammy Award-winning composer, pianist, and singer with an inimitable vocal style and a catalog of hits including "What I Say," "Georgia on My Mind," "Unchain My Heart," "I Can't Stop Loving You," and "America the Beautiful," Ray Charles's music is loved by fans around the world. Now his eldest son, Ray Charles Robinson Jr., shares an intimate glimpse of the man behind the music, with never-before-told stories. Going beyond the fame, the concerts, and the tours, Ray Jr. opens the doors of his family home and reveals their private lives with fondness and frankness. He shares his father's grief and guilt over his little brother's death at the age of five - as well of moments of personal joy, like watching his father run his hands over the Christmas presents under their tree while singing softly to himself. He tells of how Ray overcame the challenges of being blind, even driving cars, riding a Vespa, and flying his own plane. And, in gripping detail, he reveals how as a six-year-old boy he saved his father's life one harrowing night. Ray Jr. writes honestly about the painful facts of the addiction that nearly destroyed his father's life. His father's struggles with heroin addiction, his arrests, and how he ultimately kicked the drug cold turkey are presented in unflinching detail. Ray Jr. also shares openly about how, as an adult, he fell victim to the same temptations that plagued his father. He paints a compassionate portrait of his mother, Della, whose amazing voice as a gospel singer first attracted Ray Charles. Though her husband's drug use, his womanizing, and the paternity suits leveled against him constantly threatened the stability of the Robinson home, Della exhibited incredible resilience and inner strength. Told with deep love and fearless candor, You Don't Know Me is the powerful and poignant story of the Ray Charles the public never saw - the fat

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mary Jane Ross, Dominic Hoffman

Length:

10h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:25


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:16


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:22


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:56


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:11


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:20


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:16


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:43


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:01


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:58


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:15


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:25


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:23


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:50


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:24


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:45


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:28


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:53


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:43


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:41


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:31


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:23


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:58


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:00


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:46


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:14


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:53


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:38


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:03


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:11


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:20


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:18


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:29


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

00:37