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Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Vol. 41: Ray Charles Orchestra, Zurich 1961


Release Date: 11/04/2016 
Label:  Tcb The Montreux Jazz Label   Catalog #: 2727  
Composer:  Sonny StittBenny GolsonRay CharlesTitus Turner,   ... 
Performer:  Ray Charles
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release contains legendary concert recordings by a young Ray Charles and his big band in Zurich, 1961. This concert was the start of a tour that would be crucial for Charles and his career - he was about to become a big world star. Ray Charles - The genius, best known for his hits like Hit the Road Jack, I Got a Woman and Georgia on My Mind - was a rising star when performing in Zurich with his big band in 1961. The big band on this release, appeared to be an ideal platform for what he had in mind to create jazzy music that he would mark with his own stamp by adding vast touches of soul and rhythm'n blues. With a remarkably balanced repertoire and brilliantly devised full orchestral tutties, at the time of this tour, Ray Charles' Big Read more Band was at it's peak to deliver the singer's deliberately flashy musical credo "Genius Soul = Jazz" Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Happy Faces by Sonny Stitt
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
2.
Along Came Betty by Benny Golson
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
3.
My Baby by Ray Charles
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
4.
Sticks and Stones by Titus Turner
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
5.
Georgia On My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
6.
Blue Stone by Hank Crawford
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
7.
Margie by Con Conrad
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
8.
Hit the Road, Jack by Percy Mayfield
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
9.
The Birth of a Band by Quincy Jones
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
10.
I Remember Clifford by Benny Golson
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
11.
Come Rain or Come Shine by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
12.
Ghana by Ernie Wilkins
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
13.
I Believe to my Soul by Ray Charles
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
14.
I've Got News for You by Roy Alfred
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
15.
Misty by Erroll Garner
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
16.
I Wonder by Cecil Gant
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
17.
Ray Minor Ray by Benny Golson
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ray Charles Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 

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