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13 May 2010

Ray Charles At 27th and 35th NAACP Image Awards (1996, 2004)

Clipping from Jet, 29 April 1996: Oprah, Quincy (who was honored as entertainer of the year), Ray
Ray performed during the 27th NAACP Image Awards, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The show was taped on 6 April 1996, and aired on 23 April.
The program was co-hosted by Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington, directed by Terri McCoy, and broadcast by Fox Network.
Billboard reported that during this program Quincy Jones was honored as an outstanding jazz artist for Q's Juke Joint (cf. this): "[...] musical sets included a performance by Ray Charles and Ernestine Anderson, who sang Let The Good Times Roll from Q's Juke Joint". A slightly more correct description is that Anderson and Charles performed a duet of the tune in a set with a big neon sign carrying the logo of Q's Juke Joint.

On 6 March 2004, at the 35th Annual Image Awards Quincy Jones inducted Ray into the NAACP Hall Of Fame, at the Universal Amphitheatre, in Hollywood.
Stevie Wonder, B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt sang Georgia as a tribute. Photo here.

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