'68 LC Fresno
November 7, 2014
I Only Have Eyes For You (With The Raelettes, Ft Verlyn Flenaugh)Read more
Unreleased. This song was only (audience-)taped once at the “Ray Charles Show 1968” in Fresno, on October 25. “She’s gonna talk about what she appreciates in a man,” This is how Ray introduced Sister Verlyn, who then performed a highly forgettable rock ‘n roll song (not the famous A. Dubin/J. Burke tune with the same title).
October 20, 2014
Satin Doll (Solo/By The Ray Charles Orchestra)Read more
Unreleased. Ray played Satin Doll during Duke Ellington’s Sold On Soul Tribute, on 23 February 1970 at Madison Square Garden in New York. It’s highly uncertain if any recording of this performance has survived. In these years Satin Doll was also on the repertoire of the band (i.e. as one of the show openers, without Ray). One low quality […]
October 16, 2014
Soul Serenade (Ft. Susaye Greene)Read more
Unreleased. The Curtis Ousley/Luther Dixon song, made famous by Aretha Franklin, is known from an excellent rendition by Ray’s “little angel”, Susaye Greene. It was only caught once, in a tape made “from the audience”, on October 25, 1968 in Fresno.
February 18, 2012
The All New Ray Charles Show 1968 In FresnoRead more
Poster for the “The All New! Ray Charles Show ’68”, Munich, Sep. 30. The “Revue” gig, with the John Bishop Trio and comedian Billy Wallace. Between 1967 and 1969 Ray Charles Enterprises experimented a lot with packaging evening-filling shows, not only bringing The Genius himself, his Orchestra and The Raelettes on stage, but also other […]