Le Temps wrote).
* On August 3 Ray was seen at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport; in Geneva he landed with Dutch carrier KLM Airlines.
Mediagraphy - Discography - Trackography - Videography - Gigography - Biography - Chronology
|Coll. André Monnot.|
|Contemporary photos: Edgar Willis, Barry Rillera, Ray Charles (Willis had just switched from acoustic to electric bass).|
|The photo was made for a Fender ad, also published in a Fender Album Of Stars magazine.|
|Concert announcement in French magazine.|
|Billy Preston opened the show - singing, dancing and playing the piano - with the Orchestra, but didn't return after intermission. The source of this photo (either Jazz Hot or Jazz Magazine) mentioned Shotgun as one of the tunes he performed.|
|Video still from the show.|
|Ad "Ao Publico" by Ray Charles Corporation, |
in O Estado de São Paolo on Sep. 14.
The Ray Charles Video Museum is a research project, documenting live performances by The Genius.
This blog is above all a Mediagraphy. It's also a discography (or, more correctly, a trackography), aggregating all tunes that Ray sang and/or played - including the "canon" of 700 tracks listed on the official Ray Charles website, but also identifying the songs that have never been officially released, and e.g. the recordings of other artists, where Ray backed them on piano. Thirdly, this blog has evolved into a multimedia Chronology (click the years in the panel al the top of this page) of Ray's productive live.
The availability of the streaming video and audio content on this blog is constantly under pressure. Some rights owners still think that sharing these videos damages their sales. I'm keeping disfunctional clips as placeholders - to show that the footage exists, and to replace them when new uploads appear on the Web.
The articles in this blog are continuously updated and improved. Your help is more than welcome.