Ray Charles’ music made me fall in love with blues as a teenager growing up in Thailand. I played What’d I Say when I was about 10 years old during a school concert with a friend named Richie Cookson and was hooked with Ray’s music. A decade later, I find myself studying in the US where blues was born and made a trip down to Georgia to see Ray Charle’s home state for myself. Inspired, I picked up this song again and wanted to combine the old with the new: blues + drum n bass.
This song is dedicated to you, Ray! Thanks for inspiring me to be the musician I am today!
This is What’d I Say in 2006. The first time I performed jazz and blues and also with my friend Richie. Bangkok, Thailand.
This is What’d I Say in 2010. Richie graduated this year. Bangkok, Thailand
What’d I say in 2014. Live dnb performance at East Meets West, Cambridge, MA.
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