Written by
Bob Stumpel

July 6

Ray Charles Live At The Wolf Trap (1997)

'97 LC WolfTrapConcert 1997 WolfTrapWith Ray Charles Band

On June 21, 1997 Ray Charles gave a concert at the Wolf Trap in Vienna (VA). An audience-taped recording, with a very reasonable quality has survived.

  1. Woody ‘n’ Bu (The Ray Charles Orchestra); solos KS – tp, RJ – ts, EV – p 
  2. Unidentified instrumental* (The Ray Charles Orchestra); solos AW – ts, TM – tp
  3. Easy Living (The Ray Charles Orchestra); solos DH – fh, KS – tp, JF – bs
  4. Intro RC
  5. Then We’ll Be Home (Sadies Tune)
  6. Busted
  7. Georgia On My Mind
  8. Mississippi Mud
  9. Still Crazy After All These Years
  10. Hallelujah I Love Her So
  11. Say No More
  12. Blues For Big Scotia
  13. A Song For You
  14. Intro Raelettes (by RC)
  15. Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  16. Guess Who I Saw Today (The Raelettes)
  17. Hit The Road Jack
  18. I Can’t Stop Loving You
  19. What’d I Say
  20. Outro

The line-up was highly similar or identical to the personnel listing during the Europe tour in July 1997.
Musicians: Ted Murdock, Roger Ingram, David Hoffman (fh), Ken Scharf – trumpets; Mike Guerrier, Steve Sigmund, Clay Lawry, Wayne Coniglio – trombones; Al Waters, Al Jackson, Steve Elliott, Rudy Johnson, James Farnsworth – saxophones; Peter Turre – drums; Kenny Carr – guitar; Tom Fowler – bass; Ernest Vantrease – keyboards. The Raelettes: Estella Yarbrough, Katrina Harper Cooke, Kathy Mackey, Karen Evans, Tonette McKinney.

Many thanks to David Hoffman. * Help in naming this tune appreciated!


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