Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 14

Ray Charles Live At Jazz In The Rockies (1982)

'82 LC Winter Park

On September 4, 1982 the Ray Charles band performed at KUVO-FM’s Jazz In The Rockies, in Winter Park (CO). The other acts were The Charlie Haden Quartet/Quintet, Art Blakey, Chick Corea/Gary Burton, Pat Metheny/The Charlie Haden Duo, Betty Carter and her Trio, and Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition.

Recently, a reasonably good ‘audience taping’ of Brother Ray’s concert at the festival emerged. The setlist was without surprises:

  1. Intro Ray Charles
  2. Riding Thumb
  3. Busted
  4. Georgia On My Mind
  5. Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
  6. Just Because
  7. Some Enchanted Evening
  8. Intro Raelettes
  9. Guess Who I Saw Today
  10. Hit The Road Jack
  11. Crying Time
  12. Don’t Change On Me (intro to #13)
  13. I Can’t Stop Loving You
  14. I Want Your Love (EY – vo)
  15. Baby Please Don’t Go
  16. What’d I Say
  17. Outro

Probable line-up*: Carmell Jones, Carlos Chavez, Brian Pearcy, Dean Congin – tp; John Boice, Dan Marcus, Mayo Tiana, Steve Davis – tb; Ricky Woodard, Brian Mitchell – as, Clifford Solomon, Rudy Johnson – ts, Leroy Cooper – bs; Ernest Vantrease – kb; Tony Matthews – g; Jeff Takiguchi – el-b; Rick Kirkland – dm. The Raelettes**: Trudy Cohran, Anne Johnson, Janice Mitchell, Elaine Woodard, Estella Yarbrough.

* Inferred from the line-up at the Constitution Hall concert on November 1, 1982.
** Specified in source materials.


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