Ray Charles: Man and Music, Updated Commemorative Edition [Michael Lydon] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ray Charles: Man and Music is a complete biography of this seminal singer/pianist who has been active on the American music scene since the mid-’50s. Originally published in 1995 by Penguin Books Ray Charles, Soundtrack: Ray. A tragic fate may have given this visionary a heightened sensitivity, perception, awareness, even expansion to his…