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20 July 2010

Ray Charles Live In Lugano (1996)

(Bootleg cover. Cf. this).
On 4 July 1996 Ray Charles with his Orchestra and The Raelettes played at the Estival Jazz, at the Centro Esposizioni in Lugano.  Barbara Morrison was the featured guest singer, and - together with the band - was opening the concert solo with four songs. She brought her own book (the band and Morrison had gone through a rehearsal session in Orléans, France).
There's a professionally recorded audio bootleg (probably taken from a radio broadcast) floating around on the Web.
A reader provided me also with a good copy of the TV recording of the concert. To my surprise it also included an extra instrumental (#1) by the band.

  1. BBC (Ray Charles Orchestra)
  2. What A Wonderful World (ft. Barbara Morrison, The Ray Charles Orchestra; solo Steve Sigmund - tb)
  3. My Funny Valentine (ft. Barbara Morrison, The Ray Charles Orchestra; solo Steve Elliott - as)
  4. Let Me Love You (ft. Barbara Morrison, The Ray Charles Orchestra)
  5. Never Make A Move Too Soon (ft. Barbara Morrison, The Ray Charles Orchestra; solo Rudy Johnson - ts)
  6. Horns In Minor (Ray Charles Orchestra; solo Sarah Morrow - tb)
  7. Intro RC
  8. Then We'll Be Home (Sadies Tune)
  9. Busted 
  10. Georgia On My Mind
  11. Mississipi Mud 
  12. Come Rain Or Come Shine (solos Steve Sigmund - tb; Rudy Johnson - ts)
  13. Teardrops From My Eyes (solo Rudy Johnson - ts)
  14. Angelina (solo Kenny Carr - g)
  15. Blues For Big Scotia
  16. A Song For You
  17. Intro Raelettes (by RC)
  18. Knock On Wood (The Raelettes) 
  19. Guess Who I Saw Today (The Raelettes) 
  20. Hit The Road Jack
  21. I Can`t Stop Loving You 
  22. What`d I Say 
  23. Outro
The chart for #19 was written by Ray Charles.

Ted Murdock, Chuck Parrish, John Bailey, Kenny Scharf - trumpets; Steve Sigmund, Mike Guerrier, Sarah Morrow, Jason Jackson - trombones; Steve Elliott, Al Jackson (bandleader), Al Waters, Rudy Johnson, and Jim Farnsworth - saxophones; Kenny Carr - guitar; Curtis Ohlson - bass; Ernest Vantrease - Hammond organ; Peter Turre - drums. The Raelettes: Estella Yarbrough, Karen Evans, Cathy Mackey, Katrina Harper-Cooke (?), Tonette McKinney. Featured guest: Barbara Morrison - vocals.


  1. Bonjour,

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