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  • November 17, 2014

    Birth Of The Blues

    Album: Genius + Soul = Jazz, Impulse 2, February 1961. The album was recorded at the Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, on 26 and 27 December 1960. Ralph Burns wrote a triumphant chart for this Roy Henderson composition; Ray’s organ playing was brilliant. With John Frosk, Jimmy Nottingham, Philip Guilbeau (solo), Clark Terry, Joe Wilder […]

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  • July 7, 2012

    Ray Charles Honors Sammy Davis (1987)

    Still from the Kennedy Honors show. On December 30, 1987 Sammy Davis Jr. received the Kennedy Center Honors for his lifetime achievement in the performing arts. Ray Charles, who had received the same award the year before, showed his respect with a few kind words and a rendition, accompanied by a big band, of Birth […]

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