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16 April 2010

Ray Charles & Ella Fitzgerald At Moulin Rouge 100 Years Anniversary Show (1989)

Illustrations: Collection Joël Dufour. 

Le Gala Du Siècle was recorded in 1989 (on 6 October), celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Moulin Rouge in Paris. Guests were Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Charles Aznavour, Lauren Bacall, Anita Baker, Debbie de Coudreaux, Tony Curtis, Mel Ferrer, Savion Glover, Barbara Hendricks, The Gipsy Kings, Dorothy Lamour, Jerry Lewis, Greg Louganis, Mireille Mathieu, Donald O'Connor, Mickey Rooney, Jane Russel, Charles Trenet, and Esther Williams.
Ray sang Route '66 in a duet with Ella, and also (see first photo) performed Georgia and Mississippi Mud, solo.

Route '66 (with Ella Fitzgerald):

With Jerry Lewis (I hope he didn't sing...):

Debbie de Coudreaux, star of the Moulin Rouge, sings Le Jazz Hot: