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  • December 6, 2010

    Ray Charles Part Of Oral History Project At USF (1977 – 1978)

    In the summer of 1947, 16 years old, Ray Charles tried to make a living in Tampa, partly succeeding by playing piano (“for a few days”) with a C&W band, The Florida Playboys). In 1977 and 1978 Otis Anthony interviewed about ninety civil rights pioneers and members of Tampa’s black community for the Tampa Urban […]

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