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04 April 2010

Ray Charles' Testimonial In Smoothie

Smoothie is a fine documentary from 1992 directed by Jean-Henri Meunier. It's a tribute to Maurice Cullaz (nicknamed "Smoothie"), president of the French Academy of Jazz, journalist and co-founder of Jazz Hot Magazine.\With Albert Collins, Phil Woods, Etta James, Ray Lema, Nina Simone, The Barret Sisters, James Brown, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Daniel Huck, Claude Nougaro, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, Jackie Mc Lean, Airto Moreira, George McIntosh, Joe Henderson, Khaled, Richard Galliano, Jimmy Rosenberg, Patrick Saussois, Chistian Escoude, Archie Shepp, Xiomara Fortuna, Ruth Brown, B.B.  King, La Velle, Marion Williams, Ray Charles and Liz McComb.

The complete film can be watched on Vimeo.
A few great minutes (but without Ray):

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