- America The Beautiful (v. 1)
- Blues For Big Scotia
- Am I Blue (duet with Dick Cavett, v. 1)
- Feel So Bad (v. 1)
- Georgia On My Mind
- Eleanor Rigby
- I Can't Stop Loving You
- Lift Every Voice And Sing
- America The Beautiful (v. 2)
- Am I Blue (duet with Dick Cavett, v. 2)
- Feel So Bad (v. 2)
- Born To Lose
- Am I Blue (duet with Dick Cavett, v. 3)
The tunes #1 - 3 were part of the show that aired on 26 June 1972; #4 - 11 were taped in September 1972 and aired in the show of 26 Januari 1973; #12 - 14 were taped in September 1972 and aired in the show of 9 July 1973.
It's a riddle why some tunes (#1/9, #4/12) and the 'duets' on Am I Blue (# 3/11/14) were performed twice or even three times. They were not repeated, but were presented in new renditions, without any explanation of or comments on the repetition, neither by Cavett or by Charles. Were they really all broadcast in this form? Were the shows (a, and b/c) parts of different series? Were they syndicated to different stations? David Ritz' liner notes and content descriptions aren't entirely clear either:
Cavett was a splendid host, his repeated attempts to master Am I Blue were hilarious (and according to one story, made Sarah Vaughan laugh for four days after she saw it), and the aggregated results including the interview parts is marvelous.
The musical backing was provided adequately by 'Bob Rosengarden and the Orchestra', Cavett's house band.
|One of the photos on Ebay.|
The Raelettes were: Vernita Moss, Susaye Green, Mable John, Dorothy Berry, and Estella Yarbrough.
DVD: Shout Factory Theatr, 13 September 2005, B0009XRZIS. This page describes the contents of the DVD.
Blues For Big Scotia:
Am I Blue (duet with Dick Cavett, v. 1):
Most of the interview sequences were compiled in the clips below.