Written by
Bob Stumpel

April 24

Hit The Road Jack (1969)

'69 DM Jack

On 7 October 1969 the program Midi Magazine on TF1 had one or two items announcing Ray Charles’ concerts at La Salle Pleyel in Paris, on 8 and 9 October. They had an interview with Ray that was recorded in Salon de Provence, and showed an archival performance, filmed somewhere in France, probably also in 1969, of Hit The Road Jack (released as a bonus track, #17, on the DVD bootleg of the 1969 concert at La Salle Pleyel). The bonus track starts with a sequence where Ray is led on stage, while the band plays (a few notes of) Sidewinder.
The program is archived by Ina, ID CAF90011598.


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