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24 April 2010

Ray Charles At The 1994 Essence Awards (1994)

The Essence Awards event pay tribute to outstanding African-Americans for their accomplishments in their respective fields and for their significant contributions to their communities. Ray performed at the edition of 1994 (on April 22), which was  dedicated to the African-American male. The show was recorded at the Paramount Theater in New York City. It was aired by Fox on 7 June 1994. The program was directed by Bruce Gowers and hosted by Vanessa Williams and Sinbad.

Other performers were Aretha Franklin, Brian McKnight, Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross, Patti Austin, Queen Latifah, Tevin Campbell, and Xscape.

Source: Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collections, ID 2499201.

Ray performed A Song For You (at 3:24):

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