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. ‘I Believe To My Soul’ – Donny Hathway

The late Donny Hathway

3. ‘I Got A Woman’ – Elvis Pressley

Elvis actually covered the song in 1956, two years after the original was released.

4. ‘Let The Good Times Roll’ – Chuck Brown

Chuck Brown used portions of ‘Let The Good Times Roll’.

5. ‘Set Me Free’ Lloyd ft. Mystikal

The rapper sampled Ray Charles’ ‘Unchain My Heart’.

6. ‘Mamma Mia’ – Will.I.Am

‘Mamma Mia’ contains a sample of Ray Charles’ ‘What’d I Say?’

7. ‘Paper Thin’ – MC Lyte

‘Hit The Road Jack’ was sampled by rap legend, MC lyte

8. ‘Breaker 1/9’ – Common

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

9. ‘Georgia’ – Field Mob ft. Ludacris

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

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

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