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jazz Ray Charles Live in Paris Salle Pleyel 1970

Salle Pleyel 1970

Ray Charles Live in Paris Salle Pleyel 1970

About

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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Cast

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

Program

  • 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

Details

  • 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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