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11 June 2010

Ray Charles On Operation: Entertainment

Operation: Entertainment was an ABC variety show that traveled all over the globe to entertain American troops at army, navy and air force bases. Ray Charles was a guest at the 60 minute show that taped in February, and aired on 12 April 1968, together with Don Rickles (who hosted it), Susan Barrett, The King Cousins, and Fannie Flagg. The show was recorded in Febrary at Port Hueneme (Oxnard), the California marine base (source here).
Ray performed Georgia, and - with The Raelettes - Hallelujah and What'd I Say.
Archival Television Audio appears to have archived a tape of the show.

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