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Happy Birthday, America 2019: Ray Charles sings ‘America the Beautiful’ – Publications – AEI

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AEI Happy Birthday, America 2019: Ray Charles sings ‘America the Beautiful’ It has become an annual tradition at CD to feature one of my all-time favorite singers, pianists and performers — Ray Charles. When it comes to singing America the Beautiful, it doesn’t get any better than this – Ray Charles above performing in 1999 at a live fundraising event for the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. Except maybe the 1991 version below with some guests including Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald and Michael Bolton, and the 1984 version below at the Republican National Convention. Happy Birthday America 2019! In a tribute to Ray Charles following his death on June 10, 2004, Imus in the Morning played this clip below of Ray Charles singing his version of “America the Beautiful” at the 1984 Republic

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Happy Birthday, America 2019: Ray Charles sings ‘America the Beautiful’

It has become an annual tradition at CD to feature one of my all-time favorite singers, pianists and performers — Ray Charles. When it comes to singing America the Beautiful, it doesn’t get any better than this – Ray Charles above performing in 1999 at a live fundraising event for the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. Except maybe the 1991 version below with some guests including Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald and Michael Bolton, and the 1984 version below at the Republican National Convention. Happy Birthday America 2019!

In a tribute to Ray Charles following his death on June 10, 2004, Imus in the Morning played this clip below of Ray Charles singing his version of “America the Beautiful” at the 1984 Republic National Convention. Ronald Reagan (who died on June 5, less than a week before Ray Charles) was in attendance and greeted Ray Charles following the song.

Happy Birthday, America 2019: Ray Charles sings ‘America the Beautiful’
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Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.

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