'72 LC Paris

  • October 17, 2014

    So Soon (With John Henderson)

    Unreleased. When Ray Charles had keyboardist and singer John Henderson in his band, from 1972 to 1974, they developed a routine that I’ve titled So Soon, after the frequently repeated (but rather meaningless) chorus line. Sometimes it was just a little ditty, used as an intro to What’d Say. Other times Ray turned it into a […]

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  • March 12, 2013

    Ray Charles 3x At La Salle Pleyel In Paris (1972)

    Photo by Michel Artault/Corbis. On 16 and 17 October 1972 the Ray Charles Band once again played a series of – probably four – concerts at the Pleyel Room in Paris. Three of the shows were recorded by Europe-1. It’s not clear whether and when any of them was aired by the station. The setlists […]

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