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Ray Charles' son visits Albany for the first time

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Ray Charles was born in Albany nearly 80 years ago. Friday, his son made his first visit to his father's hometown.

Ray Charles Robinson, Junior spoke to a small crown inside the Municipal Auditorium about his book titled "You Don't Know Me".

The book deals with how he came to terms with his father's legacy in the music industry. He told us he's glad to finally visit Albany.

"It's pretty heavy coming down here remembering I never ever met anyone from my father's side of the family," said Ray Charles Robinson Jr. "That's an interesting quest coming here. It's a beautiful country driving down here and it kind of completes somewhat of a journey."

Robinson said he's impressed with the statue of his father in Ray Charles Plaza downtown. Thursday was the sixth anniversary of his father's death.

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