Ray Charles: New CD, New Stamp

Music legend Ray Charles is getting another accolade. The United States Postal Service is honoring the late singer with a commemorative stamp to be released on Monday, as part of its Music Icons series that had previously honored Tejano music singer/guitarist Lydia Mendoza and country legend Johnny Cash. The release of the Charles postage stamp also coincides with a new compilation album, “Ray Charles Forever,” out on Tuesday. It features recordings by Charles of standards including “America the Beautiful” and “Ring of Fire,” as well a previously-unreleased recording of “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” which Charles often performed in his live shows.

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