27 May 2009
On Tuesday (12th May) a private audience of GRAMMY members and Genesis subscribers were treated to an evening dedicated to the new limited edition book, 'Ray Charles, Yes Indeed!' Hosted at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles it featured a presentation of rare footage and music and was preceded by a panel discussion with Dr. Mable John, lead singer of The Raeletts and co-writer & producer of over 52 songs with Ray Charles; Ray's Musical Director, Victor A. Vanacore; John Burk, award-winning producer (Genius Loves Company) who has worked with artists such as Paul McCartney, James Taylor and Norah Jones; and Ray's biographer, David Ritz, who has added the Afterword to 'Yes Indeed!' All were available to sign books afterwards.
Every copy from the sale of this new limited edition benefits children
with hearing disabilities. This charitable work is overseen by Valerie
Ervin, President of The Ray Charles Foundation who was in attendance
with Tony Gumina, President of The Ray Charles Marketing Group.
After a night of warm stories and moving recollections the book proved to be a hit with the GRAMMY audience. A limited number of deluxe copies remain available - click here to order your copy. Our thanks go out to Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the museum, and to all his staff for hosting such a wonderful night in Los Angeles.
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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