'90 LC Tokyo

  • November 11, 2014

    Giving Up (With The Raelettes, Ft. Trudy Cohran / Tonette McKinney)

    Unreleased. Based on Donny Hathaway’s 1972 re-interpretation of Gladys Knight’s minor hit from 1964. Ray and the girls kept on to Donny’s tempo: a long, slow, soaring love lament. It was performed many times by Trudy Cohran, and (after she left The Raelettes) also by Tonette McKinney. Tokyo 1990 (starts at 1’14’40) with Trudy Cohran: Moscow 1994 with […]

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  • November 8, 2014

    Horns In Minor (The Ray Charles Orchestra)

    Unreleased. The earliest known – live – recording is from the 1990 Christmas Special in Tokyo. With Chuck Parrish, Jeff Kaye, Ted Murdock, Kenny Rampton – trumpets; Steve Sigmund, Mike  Guerrier, Marc Fields, Wayne Coniglio – trombones; Craig Bailey, Al Jackson, Rudy Johnson, Al Waters, Jeff Alkire – saxophones; David Rokeach – drums; Kenny Carr – guitar; […]

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  • January 19, 2012

    Ray Charles’ Christmas Special In Tokyo (1990)

    This poster may be from the Japan (and Hong Kong?) tour discussed here. After touring the world – including Japan, in October 1990 – with B.B. King and the Philip Morris Superband, Ray returned to Japan with his own band and The Raelettes only two months later for a series of 11 concerts (including 3 […]

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