• Ray Charles - Live In Concert
    (ABC Records  ABC500)

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition

    Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
    - still in original shrinkwrap


    Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and composer known as Ray Charles and sometimes referred to as "The Genius". He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into early performances recorded by Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his two Modern Sounds albums. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company. Frank Sinatra called Charles "the only true genius in show business", although Charles downplayed this notion. He was blind from age seven. His best friend in music was South Carolina-born James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul", and like Charles an active lifelong Republican.

    The influences upon his music were mainly jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, and country artists of the day including Art Tatum, Louis Jordan, Charles Brown, and Louis Armstrong, though he maintained that he was most influenced by Nat King Cole. His playing reflected influences from country blues, barrelhouse and stride piano styles.

    Rolling Stone ranked Charles as number ten on its list of "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" in 2004, and number two on their November 2008 list of "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". In honoring Charles, Billy Joel noted: "This may sound like sacrilege, but I think Ray Charles was more important than Elvis Presley".

    Live in Concert is a live album by Ray Charles released in 1965 by ABC-Paramount Records. The recording was made at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California in September, 1964 following a tour of Japan.

    track listing

    LP side A:

    1. "Opening" – 0:35
    2. "Swing A Little Taste" (Julian Priester) – 3:35
    3. "I Got a Woman" (Charles, Richard) – 6:10
    4. "Margie" (Con Conrad, Davis, J. Russel Robinson) – 2:39
    5. "You Don't Know Me" (Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker) – 3:14
    6. "Hide nor Hair" (Percy Mayfield) – 2:57

    LP side B:

    1. "Baby, Don't You Cry" (Buddy Johnson, Washington) – 2:35
    2. "Makin' Whoopee" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 6:17
    3. "Hallelujah, I Love Her So" (Charles) – 2:55
    4. "Don't Set Me Free" (Agnes Jones, Freddy James) – 3:58
    5. "What'd I Say" (Charles) – 4:30
    6. "Finale" – 1:55


    • Ray Charles – piano, Hammond organ (on "One Mint Julep", "Georgia On My Mind", "That Lucky Old Sun" and the intro to "What'd I Say?"), vocals
    • Oliver Beener – trumpet
    • Wallace Davenport – trumpet
    • Philip Guilbeau – trumpet
    • John Hunt – trumpet, flugelhorn
    • Henderson Chambers – trombone
    • James Harbert – trombone
    • Frederic "Keg" Johnson – trombone
    • Julian Priester – trombone
    • Bennie "Hank" Crawford – alto saxophone
    • William "Buddy" Pearson – alto saxophone, flute
    • David "Fathead" Newman – tenor saxophone
    • Leroy "Hog" Cooper – baritone saxophone
    • Elbert "Sonny" Forriest – guitar
    • Edgar Willis – bass
    • Wilbert Hogan – drums
    • The Raeletts – backing vocals
      • Gwen Berry
      • Lillian Forte
      • Pat Lyle
      • Darlene MacRae
    • Wally Heider – engineer, recording
    • Ray Hearne - photography


    Write a review

    Note: HTML is not translated!
        Bad           Good


    • Product Code: ABC500
    • Availability: In Stock
    • £12.99

    • Ex Tax: £12.99