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06 April 2010

Ray Charles On Saturday Live (1996)

Saturday Live was a London Weekend Television program that was broadcast between 1996 and 1998. Ray, his whole orchestra and The Raelettes were on in the second show of the first season, but the only complete tune they played was Hit The Road Jack ("Odd choice since the entire horn section sat there not playing a note," Chuck Parrish remembers. "I think we played What'd I Say during the ending credits. Another thing that was cut off before the horns came in..."
The program was directed by Ian Hamilton, and presented by Lee Hurst. It aired on 22 June 1996.

Musicians: Steve Elliott, Al Jackson, Al Waters, Rudy Johnson, and Jim Farnsworth - saxophone; Ted Murdock, Chuck Parrish, John Bailey, Kenny Scharf - trumpet; Steve Sigmund, Michael Guerrier, Sarah Morrow, Jason Jackson - trombone; Kenny Carr - guitar; Curtis Ohlson - bass; Ernest Vantrease - Hammond organ; Peter Turre - drums. Raelettes: Estella Yarbrough, Karen Evans, Cathy Mackey, ?Katrina Harper-Cooke?**, Tonette McKinney.

*Reconstruction (with many conjectures), based on information kindly provided by Dave Hoffman, Chuck Parrish, Brad Rabuchin, Peter Turre. **See comments; kindly confirmed by Elaine Woodard.

Hit The Road Jack:

1 comment :

  1. Je ne suis pas sur que Elaine Woodard soit encore presente; je pense qu'il y a Katrina harper-Cooke .
    A confirmer par les musiciens.

    Saturday Live.

    Bien amicalement.JPV