Ray Charles’ Testimonial For Victor Vanacore (2003)
Conductor Victor Vanacore and Ray Charles met in 1990. Vanacore served as his musical director, arranger, and opening act for symphony pops. In the first clip (probably from 2003, specially produced for Vanacore’s website) Ray gives a testimonial on their cooperation. In the second video you see an edit of the same footage, and a few brief rehearsal sequemces. They worked together until 2004, when Vanacore contributed some arrangements to the Genius Loves Company album.