Ray Charles: One Of The Greatest Live Performers
Ray Charles was a recording genius and also one of the great live performers with a great band that included saxophonists Hank Crawford, David Fathead Newman and Leroy Cooper and the Raelettes. This Newport 1960 concert includes Titus Turner’s “Sticks And Stones’.View Video
Ray Charles, with David “Fathead” Newman and…Tina Brooks!
This is an amazing treat that no one could have hoped for: footage of tenor legend Tina Brooks. This is from a 1963 Brazilian television broadcast of Ray Charles and his orchestra. Tina (right) and David “Fathead” Newman lock horns on a swinging version of Quincy Jones’s “Birth Of A Band”.
-Michael CuscunaView Video
Ray Charles: His Sense About Music, 1963
This 1963 Down Beat conversation with Ray Charles was conducted by Leonard Feather and really focuses on Charles’s take on the music scene at that time. 1963 was a varied and volatile time and the views of a genre-busting genius like Ray Charles are especially fascinating.
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