'61 LC Antibes

  • October 22, 2014

    Popo (With The Ray Charles Septet)

    Unreleased. Instrumental (written by Shorty Rogers)*, played twice during the concerts in Antibes in July 1961. With a nice tenor/alto battle between David Newman and Hank Crawford. Also: Phil Guilbeau, John Hunt – trumpets; Leroy Cooper – baritone saxophone; Edgar Willis – bass; Bruno Carr – drums. For Shorty’s original, hear this. * Many thanks to Jeff […]

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  • October 8, 2014

    With You On My Mind (With The Raelettes)

    Album (DVD): Ray Charles – Live in France 1961, Eagle Rock, 24 October 2011. This wonderful song, written by Nat Cole and Charlotte Hawkins, never made it to vinyl, but it was recorded twice during Ray Charles’ concerts at the Jazz À Juan Festival in 1961: once on film (the version of 21 July that made it to the […]

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  • April 1, 2014

    Ray Charles Attending A Count Basie Concert In Juan-Les-Pins (1961)

    Listening to Basie, with gf Raita Johnson. Photo by J.-P. Leloir. For the history of contemporary music, INA, the media archive of the public French broadcasting organization, is an unsurpassed treasure trove. A diamond in their collection is the set of Ray Charles’ concerts in Antibes (Juan-les-Pins) in 1961. These concerts are known from film […]

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  • October 27, 2011

    Ray Charles Live In Antibes (1961)

    The 1961 Festival French Ray Charles fans (video still). The 1961 edition of the Antibes Jazz Festival, in later years also known as Jazz à Juan, was the second in its history. It had Ray Charles, Count Basie, and Les McCann as headliners, but Ray was given a super star treatment, and actually fulfilled the […]

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  • August 15, 2011

    DVD Of Ray Charles’ Antibes 1961 Concerts To Come Out in October

    Good news #1: Reelin’ In The Years Productions To Represent Ina’s TV Music Footage Archive.  Readers of this blog must be aware that Ina, the French state TV’s archive, is by far the most important source for vintage Ray Charles footage in the world. Up till today most of their treasures were well hidden in […]

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  • February 26, 2011

    Ray Charles Live in Antibes (1961 – 2001)

    Ray’s concerts at Antibes span his whole international live career. After his debut at the edition of 1961 it took him 15 years to return, but after 1976 he came back every 2 or 3 years: in 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1997, 1999, and 2001. All of his visits to Antibes […]

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