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  • October 9, 2014

    Untitled Blues

    Album: Ray Charles – Live In Paris, Frémeaux FA5466, 2013. During the Olympia concert in Paris on May 18, 1962, Ray Charles played a marvelous (piano & hum & scat) blues which was only recently released.

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  • June 14, 2013

    Ray Charles Live At The Olympia In Paris (1962)

    In June 2013, in one massive effort, the obscure ‘record’ label Body & Soul released a plethora of digital albums (only distributed as downloads and streaming audio) with concerts recorded Live In Paris in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The list entails Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, […]

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  • November 5, 2011

    Ray Charles’ First Time In Concert At The Olympia In Paris (1962)

    In 1961 his two triumphant concert series in France (first with his small big band inAntibes, then with his orchestra inParis) had given Ray Charles asemi-devine status in France. But when he returned to Paris on 17 May 1962 the word-of-mouth had done its work, and the “semi” was gone. The welcoming crowd of fans […]

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