THIS DAY IN 1952: RAY CHARLES BEGINS RECORDING AT ATLANTIC

This day in 1952: Ray Charles begins recording at Atlantic

This day in 1952 – Ahmet Ertegun began recording his newest signing, 21 year old Ray Charles at Atlantic Records on West 56th St in New York City. Ertegun had purchased the singers contract from the Swingtime label for $2,500.

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