Ray Charles Live in Concert

Ray Charles Live in Concert


ABC-Paramount 500

Analogue Productions : LP 200 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Opening
A2 - Band: Swing a Little Taste
A3 - I Gotta Woman
A4 - Margie
A5 - You Don't Know Me
A6 - Hide Nor Hair
B1 - Baby, Don't You Cry
B2 - Makin' Whoopee
B3 - Hallelujah I Love Her So
B4 - Don't Set Me Free
B5 - What'd I Say
B6 - Finale

Recorded on September 20, 1964, live at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

In the half-century between his earliest recordings in the 1950s and his death in 2004, Ray Charles ascended to icon status by leaving his mark on virtually every form of American popular music that emerged in the latter half of the 20th century. Nowhere was this more evident than in his live performances, where one was likely to hear shades of blues, soul, R&B, jazz, gospel, country and more in a single evening - indeed, sometimes in a single song. To put it simply, the Right Reverend did it all. All of these subtle shades and styles are evident on Ray Charles Live In Concert. "There could be no more uplifting live musical experience than digging Ray Charles and his mighty orchestra in their prime," says roots music historian Bill Dahl. Indeed, the 15-piece orchestra backing Ray on this date boasted no less than a dozen horns, including formidable saxophonists David "Fathead" Newman, Hank Crawford and Leroy "Hog" Cooper, all of whom had been with Ray since his days as a leader of smaller combos. A huge piece of the Ray Charles legacy is his mastery of any style he touched, and his ability to make it his own in a way that no other artist could - powers that can only come from an innate sense of adventure and spontaneity that are fully evident in Ray Charles Live In Concert.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at Quality Record Pressings.