Written by
Bob Stumpel

May 9

Ray Charles Live In Japan (1992)

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Although he is not 200% positive (only recognizing the contours of a familiar Moon bass, but not his own profile), Nils Johnson thinks this footage may originate from the concert for Earth Day that was produced by the Japanese public broadcasting organisation (NHK) in Tokyo, in 1992. The program was either broadcast live on 22 April, or taped on the 21st and aired on the 22nd of April.
Victor Vanacore conducted a local symphony orchestra, supported by the Ray Charles band’s rhythm section; Peter Turre on drums, Kenny Carr on guitar, and Nils Johnson on bass.

Who knows more about the complete setlist?

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