New Release: Ray Charles – Live In France, 1961 DVD

Release Date: Oct. 24, 2011
Price: DVD $14.98
Studio: Eagle Rock


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The DVD Ray Charles – Live In France, 1961 is culled from a group of newly discovered concerts featuring an hour and 45 minutes of previously unreleased performances by the legendary singer.

Filmed at the 1961 Antibes Jazz Festival in France, the concerts were Ray’s first performances in Europe. They unveil Charles at the height of his powers, backed by the original Raelettes and arguably his greatest-ever band, which includes the saxophonists David “Fathead” Newman and Hank Crawford.

Issued with the full cooperation of the Ray Charles estate, these concerts have been newly transferred from the original 16mm films and digitally restored and remastered.

Here’s a track listing of the 25 songs that appear on Ray Charles – Live In France 1961.

July 18, 1961:
1) The Story
2) Doodlin’
3) One Mint Julep
4) Let The Good Times Roll
5) Georgia On My Mind
6) Sticks And Stones
7) Hallelujah, I Love Her So
8 ) What’d I Say

July 22, 1961:
9) Hornful Soul
10) Let The Good Times Roll
11) Georgia On My Mind
12) My Bonnie
13) With You On My Mind
14) Ruby
15) Tell The Truth
16) I Wonder
17) Sticks And Stones
18) I Believe To My Soul
19) What’d I Say

Bonus Tracks July 19,1961:
20) The Story
21) Sticks And Stones
22) Yes Indeed
23) I Believe To My Soul
24) What ’d I Say

July 21, 1961
25) I Wonder

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