Ray Charles was a giant who made his mark on R&B, rock and roll, jazz, country, and pop music. He may not have invented soul music, but without him the genre would not be what it is today. His 1959 classic and first Top Ten hit “What'd I Say,” was one of the first songs to combine the music of the church and the street, and it provided the foundation for what would be known as soul music. He made over 250 albums and during his long Grammy-winning career, he was a piano player, singer, composer, bandleader, arranger, businessman, record company president, and reformed drug addict. He had one of the most unique voices in popular music and was listed at number two on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.