Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 25

My Soul

'68 LC ParisUnreleased


My Soul is an original Ray Charles composition. This instrumental was never released (Ray never even claimed the copyrights).
The first known performance of this song was filmed for TV at the Pleyel Room in Paris, on 8 October 1968. A second rendition that same night, taped for a radio broadcast, has also survived.

Ray Charles (piano, vocals, leg slapping); Wallace Davenport (bandleader), Phil Guilbeau, Virgil Jones, David Philips – trumpets; Fred Johnson, Jay Clyde Miller – alto saxophones; Nathan Davis, Daniel Jackson – tenor saxophones; Leroy Cooper – bariton saxophone; Henry Coker, Glenn Childress (and ?Fred Murrell?) – trombones; Billy Preston – organ, Fred Robinson – guitar (solo), Edgar Willis – bass, Roger Humphries – drums.

Later that month, on the 25th, Ray also performed My Soul in Fresno.

Paris ’68:

’68 LC Paris – 2x
’68 LC Fresno


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