'67 LC Berlin

  • November 10, 2014

    Goodness Gracious (The Ray Charles Orchestra)

    Unreleased. Goodness Gracious is a nice riff turned into a rocking big band ditty. Ray Charles called the tune only so now and then, but it stayed on the repertoire of the Orchestra well into the 1990s. Taped twice, at the 1967 Berlin concert (the best of the two surviving recordings), with Barry Rillera taking excellent care […]

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  • November 5, 2014

    If You Love Me Like You Say (By Clydie King, Ray Charles On Piano)

    Album3: Clydie King – The Imperial & Minit Years, Stateside EMI 5099950958122, 2007. Ray Charles (on piano) and his band are on Clydie King’s one-off Tangerine recording of this song, which wasn’t released until 2007, as part of Clydie King – The Imperial & Minit Years, from a previously unreleased Tangerine master taped in 1968 (session info here). Live: ’67 LC […]

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  • August 29, 2011

    Ray Charles Live In Berlin And Frankfurt (1967)

    Photo from concert in Milan, during the same tour. The year 1967 has long been a barren time zone in the history of documented live performances by Ray Charles. Only recently, I was happily surprised to find a (partial) copy of a concert in Paris, on 18 April 1967, in my inbox – even though […]

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