Berlin, 1962

Berlin, 1962

by Ray Charles
     
 
An hour of previously unreleased live music from Ray Charles in his prime. During this era he was touring with a big band including saxophonists David "Fathead" Newman and Hank Crawford, as well as background singers the Raelettes. The fidelity is excellent, and the

Overview

An hour of previously unreleased live music from Ray Charles in his prime. During this era he was touring with a big band including saxophonists David "Fathead" Newman and Hank Crawford, as well as background singers the Raelettes. The fidelity is excellent, and the set includes Charles standards like "One Mint Julep," "I Got a Woman," "Georgia on My Mind," "Hallelujah I Love Her So," "I Believe to My Soul," "Hit the Road, Jack," "Unchain My Heart," and "What'd I Say." Yet most fans will probably much prefer the more compact, small-combo arrangements of the studio versions. The horn charts offer an interesting contrast, but these live performances may be a little too stagey for optimum results, with some detours from hard R&B into popular standards.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/23/1996
Label:
Pablo
UPC:
0025218530125
catalogNumber:
5301

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Charles   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Marcus Belgrave   Trumpet
Hank Crawford   Alto Saxophone
Wallace Davenport   Trumpet
Don Wilkerson   Tenor Saxophone
Darlene Love   Background Vocals
Bruno Carr   Drums
Henderson Chambers   Trombone
Leroy Cooper   Baritone Saxophone
Sonny Forrest   Guitar
Philip Guilbeau   Trumpet
Margie Hendrix   Background Vocals
John Hunt   Trumpet
Keg Johnson   Trombone
David "Fathead" Newman   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Rudy Powell   Alto Saxophone
Raelettes   Background Vocals
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Edgar Willis   Bass
Gwen Berry   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
Bill Belmont   Contributor
Norman Granz   Producer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Ozzie Cadena   Composer
Bob Porter   Liner Notes
Lew Herman   Composer
Teddy Powell   Composer
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Eric Miller   Producer
Bobby Sharp   Composer

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