Always loved the way Ray Charles sang America The Beautiful. Here’s my raggety pass. Hope you enjoy, and more importantly, hope you enjoy the holiday!
Lose your mind basically.
I think you need to get to a place where you have become mentally unhinged.
What I am learning is it’s not really something you learn.
It’s something you feel, like a place you have to access within yourself.
You have to get past the chords, get past the technique.
Get past the lyrics.
Get past the pitch and everything else.
And once you get past all of that stuff you get to a place that is much more primal.
It’s like playing for survival.
Janelle Monae “Tightrope”
Ray Charles “Georgia On My Mind”