• November 11, 2012

    Six Instrumentals From The Mexico Concert (1975)

    On 6 and 7 December 1975 the Ray Charles group played a series of concerts in Mexico City. I wrote earlier about a ‘board mix’ version of Cherry, but it turns out that all of the instrumentals that were performed by the Ray Charles Orchestra have also survived, coming from the same tape recording. The […]

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  • November 7, 2012

    Ray Charles Singing More Love Than Ordinary In Manor Commercial (1999)

    Ad by one of Manor’s retail chains. Groupe Manor is a Swiss retail group. In 1999 they broadcast a Millennium commercial. The agency was Frei. Partner. The production company was Wirz Fraefel Paal. The film was shot at Studio Primetime in Zürich; directed by Ernst Wirz, creative direction by Mäni Frei, Martin Furhrer held the […]

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  • July 30, 2012

    Ray Charles Live In Stockholm (1968)

    On September 23, 1968 Ray Charles performed at the Konserthuset in Stockholm. A good version of I Don’t Need No Doctor, probably from a radio broadcast, has survived. I Don’t Need No Doctor (soundclip):

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  • September 13, 2010

    Love And Peace (1978)

    You 20th-Century Fox (James Gadson on drums) Take Off That Dress She Knows Riding Thumb We Had It All No Achievement Showing A Peace That We Never Before Could Enjoy Is There Anyone Out There Give The Poor Man A Break Love And Peace was the first Ray Charles album produced on 24 tracks, at […]

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  • September 10, 2010

    Rare Genius – The Undiscovered Masters (2010)

    Rare Genius was yet another post mortem album, released on 26 October 2010. The album was announced as a “treasure trove of newly discovered recordings”, “culled from four decades worth of demos and other previously unreleased material”, from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. According to the press release, “Adding a little sweetening to some of the sparse, […]

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