Written by
Bob Stumpel

June 6

Ray Charles And Slash Teaching Kids Some Soul In The Blues Lab (2002)

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American Routes is a weekly public radio program produced in New Orleans, exploring the shared musical and cultural threads of American music.
On 22 August 2002 they broadcast a reportage, titled I Didn’t Learn That In School!, taped at Ray Charles’ RPM studios in Los Angeles. Ray that year was contributing to the Sir Charles Blues Lab project, where high schoolers learned to put some soul into their playing (also see this earlier article).
Listen here to the kids rehearsing, and interviews with Ray Charles and Slash (who both also play a few chords).


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