Album 1961 Antibes

  • October 12, 2014

    The Story (With Ray Charles Septet)

    Compilation album (DVD): Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings, Atlantic/WEA, 20 September 2005. The tune was written by tenor saxophonist James Moody and arranged by Ray Charles. The small band first played it at the 1960 Newport Festival. Hank Crawford played it on his first album, More Soul, played with the small band ex Ray. In 1961 […]

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  • October 27, 2011

    Ray Charles Live In Antibes (1961)

    The 1961 Festival French Ray Charles fans (video still). The 1961 edition of the Antibes Jazz Festival, in later years also known as Jazz à Juan, was the second in its history. It had Ray Charles, Count Basie, and Les McCann as headliners, but Ray was given a super star treatment, and actually fulfilled the […]

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