Magic Kramer - American - 2014
Magic Kramer " Grammy" winning guitar player for Ray Charles is a gifted and self taught singer/songwriter/producer/engineer & electrifying guitarist. A native of Hollywood, CA, he has proven himself as a legendary musician with a wide range of styles - Blues, R&B, Country, Rock, Jazz.
Besides keeping busy with his own projects, he’s been fortunate and grateful to have recorded and/or played with many legendary musicians. Ray Charles was impressed by Magic’s talent and commitment and hired him to play on and Associate Produce the all-star studded “Ray Charles - Sings for America” and contributed his musical talents on the soundtrack of the musical biographical drama “Ray.” His work with Ray culminated with his being the "core guitar player' on Ray Charles’ triple-platinum album and multi Grammy award winning “Genius Loves Company.” This was Ray Charles final studio recording and featured several world renowned guest musicians. It took home eight awards at the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004), including Best Album of the Year and Best Record of the Year ("Here We Go Again" with Norah Jones).
Partial list of who he has played/toured/recorded with: Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Ritchie Havens, Albert Lee, Natalie Cole, Elton John, Norah Jones, B.B. King, Diana Krall, Michael MacDonald, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Bramlet, Skip Batten (The New Riders of the Purple Sage), Alan Rich (son of Charlie Rich), Mark Tanner, Dave Stewart (Eurhythmics), Howie Epstein (Tom Petty), Ralph Carter (Eddy Money), James Ralston (Tina Turner), Phillip Bayley (EWF), Paladin’s, Jeff Laine, Rubinoos and the Knack.
While writing, playing and singing are his passions, he’s lucky he has the skills that have enabled his day job to be engineering, producing and teching to the highest levels.Partial of people he’s Engineered/Produced/Tech for: Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Phillip Bailey (EWF), Carlene Carter, Paladins, and BTM
01. Sweet Angel
02. Misery Man
03. Let the Punishment Fit the Crime
04. 'xept Fo' da Money
05. Had It to Here
06. Teardrops to Diamonds
07. Better Safe Than Sorry (feat. Albert Lee)
08. I Have Fallen
09. Lucky in Love
10. The Man in the Bottle
11. One Step Up
12. Sweet Angel (Video Version)