Written by
Bob Stumpel

February 7

Ray Charles At The Beacon Theatre (1982)

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From New York
Times, Oct. 15.
Boycott scene, from
New York Amsterdam
News, Oct. 30, 1982.

One of Ray Charles’ two concerts on October 23, 1982 at the Beacon Theatre in New York was partially taped by someone in the audience. The sound quality is bad, but a YouTube user took the trouble to submit a number of tunes, one-by-one.
The string of ten songs starts with this clip. A probable setlist was: Riding Thumb, Busted, Georgia On My Mind, Then We’ll Be Home (Sadies Tune), Just Because, Some Enchanted Evening, You Don’t Know Me, Intro Raelettes + Love Is What We Need (with The Raelettes), Don’t Change On Me (with The Raelettes), and All I Need (ft. Trudy Cohran).
Ray’s evergreens I Can’t Stop Loving You and What’d I Say are obviously missing.


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