'75 LC Paris

  • October 13, 2014

    The Entertainer

    Unreleased. During the 1975 concert at the Pleyel Room in Paris, on April 21, Ray played part of Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer as a 1-minute interlude to give Ernest Vantrease (“the Deacon”) a minute to take his place behind Ray’s piano, so that The Genius himself could spend the next 13+ minutes at his electric piano, for […]

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  • March 11, 2013

    Ray Charles At La Salle Pleyel In Paris (1975)

    In 1975 the Ray Charles big band had one of the strongest line-ups in history, and Ray’s voice was possibly better than ever (even The Raelettes, despite quite a few personnel changes, maintained a consistently high level). On April 21 the Ray Charles troupe played a double concert at La Salle Pleyel in Paris. An […]

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