With Aretha Franklin

  • November 20, 2014

    Ain’t But The One (With Aretha Franklin)

    Album3 (VHS): Duke Ellington – We Love You Madly, VRV 1124, S.l.s.a. (France). Album3: Rare & Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul, Atlantic/Rhino B00122MKI0, 16 October 2007. The churchy duet from the We Love You Madly tribute to Duke Ellington (1973) was also released on Aretha’s Unreleased Recordings album, in an edited, remastered version. The album version is […]

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  • October 16, 2014

    Spirit In The Dark (With Aretha Franklin)

    Album3: Aretha Franklin, Live At The Fillmore West (Atlantic, SD 7205). Album 3: Don’t Fight The Feeling: The Complete Aretha Franklin & King Curtis Live At Fillmore West, Rhino Handmade, 3 May 2005. Audio stream: Aretha Franklin – Fillmore West, Concert Vault, S.a. Video stream: Aretha Franklin, Spirit In The Dark, Concert Vault, S.a. Line-up: King Curtis’s the […]

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  • October 14, 2014

    Takes Two To Tango

    Album: Ray Charles And Betty Carter, ABC/Paramount 385, July 1961. Recorded at the United Studios in Hollywood on June 13-14, 1961. Ray Charles – piano, voc.; Betty Carter – voc; Hank Crawford – alto saxophone; David Fathead Newman – tenor saxophone; Leroy Cooper – baritone saxophone; Bill Pittman – guitar; Edgar Willis – bass; Mel Lewis, […]

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  • October 11, 2014

    Things Go Better With Coca Cola (Jingles; Also With Aretha Franklin)

    With Leroy Cooper. Between 1965 and 1968 Ray Charles made an interesting series of style variations on Coke’s campaign theme “Things Go Better With Coca Cola”. Each commercial was produced as luscious as a new album track. He used the best talent that Ray Charles Enterprises had to offer, and used the facilities of RPM […]

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  • May 19, 2012

    A Great Day In San Francisco – Ray & Rea @ The Fillmore West, Unabridged (1971)

    King Curtis, Aretha, Ray, Billy. This video – in my perception truly the Holy Grail in the History of Soul Music – suddenly popped up in my inbox yesterday. This morning I was informed* that, since a few months, it can also be watched online. (I keep on wondering how some uploads, although they are […]

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  • April 30, 2011

    Video Of Legendary Spirit In The Dark Duet (1971, With Aretha)!

    Wolfgang’s Vault, those wonderful guys who, since a few years, regularly give us supposedly long-lost audio recordings of live concerts, last year pleasantly surprised Rea & Ray-lovers with the unabridged 25m05s audio version of Spirit In The Dark, formerly only known through Jerry Wexler’s cut for the Atlantic album Aretha Franklin, Live At The Fillmore […]

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