Rhino Factoids: Ray Charles

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Ahmet Ertegun
Ray Charles
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Rhino Factoids: Ray Charles

On this day, Ray Charles started recording for the first time for Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records. At the time, Ertegun bought out Ray Charles from Swingtime label for $2,500. Here is Ray Charles playing the first record Ertegun wrote for him, called "Mess Around."