Dulli on Ray Charles

Albany Georgia’s Ray Charles, who died on Thursday, is remembered today in an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer. The paper conducted several artist interviews, and included some words from Greg Dulli.

Charles’ influence can be heard in many musicians from this area, including in the work of Greg Dulli, former front man of the Afghan Whigs. Dulli, who now lives in Los Angeles, has delved deeper into soul with his current project, the Twilight Singers, and will release an album of covers in August that includes several soul numbers.

Dulli said of Charles, “He had an energy unto himself. Walls of sight, prejudice and genre fell at his will.

“I was fortunate to see him perform twice, almost 20 years apart. He was, is and always shall be transcendent.”

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