Written by
Bob Stumpel

December 10

Ray Charles Ft. In Musical Express-Amigos (1981)

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Musical Express-Amigos was a weekly 1-hour music magazine with lots of jazz, blues, and soul, hosted by Angel Casas, and broadcast by TVE. Ray Charles was featured in one of the episodes, with an interview (dubbed in Spanish), taped backstage at his concert from 26 May 1981, at the Palacio Municipal de los Deportes in Barcelona (review here).
On 18 April 1982 the program makers looked back on “un año de Musical Express”, and included a sequence about Ray.

I’ve seen a 59-minute copy of the show. Casas mixed concert footage (obviously not in the order of the concert’s setlist) with a spoken biography of Ray and a backstage interview. The concert’s quality was rather mediocre, the interview not interesting at all.

  • I Can’t Stop Loving You
  • Spoken bio
  • Georgia On My Mind 
  • Fragment Blues Brothers
  • Interview at concert location
  • Yesterday 
  • Oh, What A Beautiful Morning 
  • Busted 
  • I Want Your Love (The Raelettes) 
  • Anyway You Want To (The Raelettes) 
  • Knock On Wood (ft Trudy Cohran) 
  • Crying Time 
  • Hit The Road Jack 
  • Interview
  • What’d I Say 


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