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!!!!!


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