Great News for Ray Charles Fans

18 Aug

During a tour of Germany in the ’70’s someone put a mircophone on Ray Charles and captured some fantastic vocals, but unfortunately the band was not properly recorded and they are merely a muffled sound in the background of Ray’s vocal. Thanks to modern technology the vocals were extracted and new arrangements done in the style of Count Basie (Ray’s favorite big band) – were recorded (including Joey DeFrancesco a great B3 player .) You can read about it here.

Here’s a video about the project:

Here’s an NPR piece about the project with some low-fi recordings.

This has the feel of a live recording and wonderful versions of some classic songs – a must have CD for Ray Charles fans!!!!!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: