Ray Charles: Yes Indeed is the official tribute to the Genius by the musicians and friends who knew him best.
The edition, limited to 2,000 copies collects more than 100 previously unseen photographs by Charles' long-time friend and manager, Joe Adams. Intimate, revealing and nearly all in colour, the utterly-unique photographs capture Ray at work and play, in both public and private moments.
'A lucky find for fans.' The Independent
The book unveils a cache of photographs recently discovered at RPM Studios in Los Angeles, the creative centre of Ray Charles' life and work.Nearly all in full colour, the collection presents a vibrant record of Ray's life from the early Sixties until his passing in 2004.'Over a period of some 45 years, only one person penetrated Ray's privacy: Joe Adams. He got closer to Ray than anyone.' David Ritz
Including previously unpublished text from Ray Charles himself, Yes Indeed! provides first-hand testimony of both man and musician. The inspiring story highlights Ray's extraordinary musicianship, and the fierce intelligence that enabled him to overcome hThe Foreword is provided by Bill Wyman plus a 20,000-word manuscript by Ray's friends and fellow musicians - including Stevie Wonder and Willie Nelson - exclusive to this signed book.
'Ray Charles is, for me, the greatest music icon of the 20th century' from the Foreword by Bill Wyman
Over 30 contributors have come together in Yes Indeed! including:Joe Adams, Ruth Bowen, Ron Boyd, Carol Burnett, Jerry Butler, Glen Campbell, James Clay, Merry Clayton, Leroy Cooper, Hank Crawford, Ahmet Ertegun, Valerie Ervin, Sid Feller, Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Guilbeau, Tony Gumina, Etta James, Billy Joel, Dr John, Mable John, Quincy Jones, Janet Macoska, Lorne Michaels, Willie Nelson, David 'Fathead' Newman, Billy Preston, David Ritz, Ruth Robinson, Clifford Solomon, Allen Toussaint, Tom Waits, Joe Walker, Jerry Wexler, Stevie Wonder, Bill Wyman.
The Collector Edition comprises copies numbered 501-2,500 with every copy bound by hand with a foil-blocked leather spine, silver page edging, and a portrait of Ray inset on the cloth cover.On the back cover are the embroidered initials 'RC'. This detailing is reproduced directly from the cuff of one of Ray Charles' monogrammed shirts. Each book is housed in a silver slipcase, debossed with an image of Ray Charles' microphones at RPM Studios.
The Deluxe Edition comprises copies numbered 1-500 and come with your choice of signatory, either Bill Wyman, who has long-since shared an interest in both photography and the music of Ray Charles and written the book's forward; or, the photographer himseComplete with a DVD, every Deluxe book is bound entirely in fine goatskin leather, with hand-tooling and silver page-edging, and housed within its own handcrafted box. The Deluxe edition of Yes Indeed! is a Genesis book of the highest calibre, as is only befitting of Ray Charles' musical legacy.
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Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Willie Nelson and many more join in this official tribute to a Genius.
Since 1974 Genesis has created signed limited edition books on behalf of authors and artists ranging from the Beatles to Buckingham Palace.
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