Written by
Bob Stumpel

May 19

Ray Charles Live In Warsaw (2000)

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On his 70th birthday, on 23 September 2000, Ray Charles appeared for the third time at the Warsaw Jazz Jamboree – this time a symphony concert at the Wielki Theatre.

The show, directed by Dariusz Goczał, was broadcast by TVP 1.

From his band’s Rolodex he picked Brad Rabuchin – g, Tom Fowler – b, Peter Turre – ds, and Larry Gillespie – tp; and he invited Victoria Bond to conduct the Łódź Philharmonic.

Someone uploaded his – incomplete – VHS-copy to YouTube (before #1 two to four more tunes must be missing from it):

  1. Georgia On My Mind (partial)
  2. Almost Like Being In Love
  3. The Good Life
  4. Say No More
  5. Blues For Big Scotia
  6. A Song For You
  7. All I Ever Need Is You
  8. Yesterday


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