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The accomplished pianist and songwriter would’ve been 83 today! Click through the galley to see the 10 artists that have sampled or covered his work over the years!

1. ‘Spread’ – Outkast

‘Spread’ contains a sample from ‘Yes Indeed’.

2. ‘Breaker 1/9’ – Common

The rapper used portions of Ray Charles’ ‘You Got The Right One Baby’.

3. ‘Georgia’ – Field Mob ft. Ludacris

The group sampled the 1960’s hit ‘Georgia On My Mind’.

4. ‘Gold Digger’ – Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx

Kanye sampled Ray Charles’ ‘I Got A Woman’ for his hit collaboration with Jamie Foxx.