With Ray Charles Band

  • February 18, 2012

    The All New Ray Charles Show 1968 In Fresno

    Poster for the  “The All New! Ray Charles Show ’68”, Munich, Sep. 30. The “Revue” gig, with the John Bishop Trio and comedian Billy Wallace. Between 1967 and 1969 Ray Charles Enterprises experimented a lot with packaging evening-filling shows, not only bringing The Genius himself, his Orchestra and The Raelettes on stage, but also other […]

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  • December 27, 2011

    Ray Charles Live In Antibes (1992)

    Spread from the 1992 European Tour itinerary from promoter DIBA (collection Steve Sigmund). Things always changed after the printing was done; therefore the data on the personnel were never entirely correct. x Ray Charles connoisseur J.P. Verger was so kind to let me listen in to a rare private recording of a live France-Inter radio […]

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  • November 4, 2011

    The Montreux 1997 Bonus: 3 Ray Charles Orchestra Pieces

    The concert in Montreux on July 19th, 1997 is one of the best documented shows of the Ray Charles group. The concert was videotaped with 7 or 8 cameras, the sound recording had studio quality, and the show’s director didn’t miss a beat, editing an entirely relevant final montage of luscious close-ups and wider shots. […]

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  • September 10, 2011

    Another ‘Last’ Live Tele-Recorded Concert By Ray Charles (2003)

    Here’s a new candidate for the title ‘last tele-recorded Ray Charles concert’ (cf. what I wrote here): iTunes offers a 13-minute video from a concert by Ray Charles and his Trio (Peter Turre – drums, Brad Rabuchin – guitar, Tom Fowles – bass) at the 42nd Annual International Achievement Summit on 4 May 2003, in […]

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  • June 24, 2011

    Ray Charles Live In Charlotte Pops Concert (1998)

    On October 1, 1998 Ray Charles performed with his trio and The Charlotte Philharmonic (conductor Albert-George Schram) at Ballroom C of the Charlotte Convention Center. There must be a bootleg out there. (The week before, on September 29, Ray had already performed nearby, at the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center – probably with his […]

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