JAZZ ON SUNDAY: RAY CHARLES - COPENHAGEN 1972

November 24, 2019 – 5:01 am

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RAY CHARLES
Copenhagen 1972 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark; October 10, 1972. Broadcast on August 8, 1973. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webstream).

The concert went on in a very slow pace, had some very good music (specially Yesterday, and - with a remarkable repetition - Going Down Slow), but also had a few awkward elements. The oddest incident was an incredibly rude Rant where Ray made fun (well… kind of fun) of someone in the audience who only tried to answer one of his rhetoric questions. Ray’s extensive, bawdy introduction of The Raelettes ( leading to a great partial performance of Leave My Man Alone) and the special intro of the band (”I might be the tower […]”, but the band is “the foundation of this group”) were both unique. - raycharlesvideomuseum.blogspot.com

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Thanks to original uploader bombdiggity; and to senormogul9 for keeping the show alive at Dime.

senormogul9 noted:

This BEAUTY was last shared by AWESOME dimer ‘bombdiggity’ back in August of 2013 and i don’t think it’s been here since. This is just FANTASTIC if your Monday (or Tuesday, etc….) could use a little SOUL. This is worth downloading just for Ray’s performance of ‘Yesterday’ alone! Many thanks to bombdiggity for sharing this with dime ‘back in the day’ (six years ago).

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Disc 1
Track 101. Nothing Wrong 4:54
Track 102. Intro/Hallelujah I Love Her So 4:33
Track 103. Georgia On My Mind 5:41
Track 104. You Made Me Love You 3:08
Track 105. Yesterday/Feel So Bad 11:57
Track 106. Going Down Slow/Intro Raelettes 11:02
Track 107. Intro Raelettes (cont)/Rock Steady 7:40
Track 108. I Can’t Stop Loving You 6:15
56 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Look What They Have Done To My Song, Ma 4:50
Track 202. Indian Love Call 9:23
Track 203. Rant/Eleanor Rigby/intro John Henderson 9:30
Track 204. Intro John Henderson (cont)/Shake 8:35
Track 205. Intro Raelettes/Leave My Man Alone (excerpt) 16:09
Track 206. So Soon (with John Henderson)/What’d I Say/Outro 9:54
59 mins

Lineup:
Ray Charles - piano, vocals
Mike Conlon - cornet
Tommy Cortez, Joe Mitchell, Tommy Turrentine, Tony Farrell - trumpet
Glenn Childress, Al (Sanifu) Hall, Fred Murrell, Steve Turre - trombone
James Clay, Don Garcia - alto saxophone
Andy Ennis - tenor saxophone, flute
Fred Smith - tenor saxophone
Leroy Cooper - baritone saxophone, band leader
John Henderson - organ, piano
Ralph Byrd - guitar
Edgar Willis - bass
John Perrett - drums
The Raelettes: Vernita Moss, Mable John, Susaye Greene, Dorothy Berry, Estella Yarbrough

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  1. 18 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: RAY CHARLES - COPENHAGEN 1972”

  2. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By John on Nov 24, 2019

  3. So U L E “ did the great Ray Charles have a big one ?

    By Dapper Dan on Nov 24, 2019

  4. Dapper Dan is a homo. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

    By Cracky on Nov 24, 2019

  5. Not much of a rant about the heckler-I’ve heard much, much worse. As for the performances, excellent! Ray is one of the best. I wish I’d been able to see him in concert.

    By Mark on Nov 24, 2019

  6. Yes it’s true . Rumor has it Ray had a Big Un

    By U L E on Nov 24, 2019

  7. Of course.

    By U L E on Nov 24, 2019

  8. To me anything less than 9 is small and unacceptable. Ideal size is 10 or above with a wide girth . That said I have no interest in black men . I was raised better than that .

    By Dee Dee Longley on Nov 24, 2019

  9. Michael Jackson had a very small one.

    By M Caulkin on Nov 24, 2019

  10. He was also black , so much for stereotypes

    By M Caulkin on Nov 24, 2019

  11. It never hurt when he put it in .

    By M Caulkin on Nov 24, 2019

  12. Thank you BigO.

    Brother Ray wasn’t called Genius for no reason.

    Top stuff indeed.

    By Brian Griffin on Nov 25, 2019

  13. This ain’t the shit ‘ but maybe it is, Anti man I feel kinda guilty but man this is almost as good as Cactus yknow ‘ is it ok to like this ‘ man

    By Derrick on Nov 25, 2019

  14. Another queer Dic suckin asshole Anti , but I’m sure you know that

    By Derrick on Nov 25, 2019

  15. Two things that remain constant here . Great diverse music and the obligatory assnine knucklehead comments section.

    By George on Nov 25, 2019

  16. Derrick puts candles up his butt.

    By Cracky on Nov 25, 2019

  17. Ray Charles is a genius. An all time great . This is real jazz . This show has my approval.

    By Smashmouth on Nov 25, 2019

  18. Good God. Smashmouth and I agree on something…whatever next?

    By Brian Griffin on Nov 26, 2019

  19. Asinine … I agree … that says it all. Thanks Big O !

    By Pmcg on Nov 30, 2019

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