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Salle Pleyel 1970

Ray Charles Live in Paris Salle Pleyel 1970


This concert represents the peak of Ray Charles' career as a man at the top of popular music. The 50s and 60s had seen him converted into an international superstar, firstly through a series of hits with Atlantic Records, and subsequently through a sequence of crossover collaborations and releases with the jazz and R&B stars of the day. The 70s would usher in further R&B, as well as funk and psychedelia on the road to early hip-hop and it meant that Ray's style became less à la mode on radio and TV. Here, however, in 1970, he is a seasoned star with the world on a string. 

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  • Ray Charles | Singer, Bandleader , Pianist
  • Edgar Willis | Bass guitarist
  • Ernest Elly | Drummer
  • The Raelettes
  • The Ray Charles Orchestra


  • Benny Golson / Jon Hendricks, I Remember Clifford
  • Steve Huffsteter, La bruja negra
  • Ollie Jones / Dory Jones, Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
  • Ray Charles, I’ve Got A Woman
  • John Lennon / Paul McCartney, Yesterday
  • Bobby Timmons, This Here
  • Ray Charles, What'd I Say


  • Directed by:
    • Jean Bescont
    • Jean-Jacques Celerier
  • Venue: Salle Pleyel (Paris, France)
  • Production date: 1970
  • Production: © Office national de radiodiffusion télévision française (ORTF) - Paris
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