(13 and?) 20 January 1952
At Sunset Terrace, Indianapolis (IN) ("The addition of Ray Charles, sensational blind vocalist and pianist, as an added attraction to the Lowell Fulson band, is a thing about which the whole country is talking. Now on a dance and theater tour which will take them through most of the 48 states"; cf. this).
|Ad in New York Amsterdam News: "Ray Charles, Blind Pianist", featured in Lowel Fulson Band; also with Hal Singer and his band, Jackie Mabley, Anita Echols, John Cirillino.|
11 to 16 or 17 April 1952
Regal Theater, Chicago (IL) as Lowell Fulson band's pianist; co-billed with Sugar Chile Robinson, Hal Cornbread Singer and his band, featuring Carleton Coleman, Lili Green, The 3 Buddies, Emil & Evelyn, Howell & Browser.
|Ad from Chicago Defender, Apr. 12, as collected by Franz Hoffmann, in: Jazz Advertised.|
Sunset Terrace, Indianapolis (IN), with Joe Morris and his Apple Jackers ("that sensational pianist and vocalist"). Also read this.
31 May 1952
Early June 1952
Plays piano with Joe Morris band.
July and August 1952
19 July 1952
20 July 1952
Socializing with journalist Marion E. Jackson, orchestra leader Joe Morris, Laura Tate and owner Gus Hayes ay Lincoln Inn in Atlanta.
16 August 1952
23 August 1952
Gig at Saturday Night riverboat cruise on the Chesapeake (VA) (with Paul Williams, Danny Cobb, Joe Morris, Laurie Tate).
3 September 1952
Contract with Atlantic signed. See this.
6 to 7 or 8 September 1952
Royal Peacock, Atlanta (GA); with Little Ella, Jimmy Lot Band, Tiny Bradshaw, Mable Scott.
|From Atlanta Daily World, Sep. 6.|
11 October 1952
18 October 1952
25 October 1952
15 November 1952
12 - 14 and 19 - 21 December 1952
27 December 1952