Ray Charles – Live at The Olympia, Paris, 1962 (2021)

Posted by Green on November 27, 2021as

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Between May 17 and 25, 1962, Ray Charles, “The Genius”, returned to Paris for a series of memorable concerts. And he was at his peak, fronting his big band and accompanied by his Raelets led by a dazzling Margie Hendrix. This 3CD set prepared by Joël Dufour with the help of Michel Brillié and Gilles Pétard contains previously unreleased material and bonus tracks that include recordings made in Ray’s own studio, where he plays piano alongside his favourite artists, Percy Mayfield and Louis Jordan. And this set has a must: “Blue Stone” is a great instrumental with Ray playing alto, but he never recorded it in a studio.

DISC 1

01. Moanin’
02. One Mint Julep
03. Let the Good Times Roll
04. Georgia on My Mind
05. Hide Nor Hair
06. Careless Love
07. Hallelujah I Love Her So
08. The Danger Zone
09. Marie
10. Alexander’s Ragtime Band
11. I Believe to My Soul, Pt. 1
12. Hit the Road Jack
13. My Bonnie
14. Unchain My Heart
15. Bye Bye Love
16. Drown in My Own Tears
17. Yes Indeed
18. What’d I Say
19. Ray Charles bonus track: (Night Time Is) The Right Time [alternate studio take]
20. Ray Charles bonus track: Careless Love [alternate studio take]
21. Bonus track with Ray Charles on piano: Percy Mayfield – Cookin’ in Style [master take]

DISC 2

01. Blue Stone
02. From the Heart
03. One Mint Julep 2
04. Let the Good Times Roll 2
05. Georgia on My Mind 2
06. Margie
07. I’ve Got a Woman
08. The Danger Zone 2
09. Hallelujah I Love Her So 2
10. Careless Love 2
11. Just a Little Lovin’
12. You Don’t Know Me
13. Hide Nor Hair 2
14. Come Rain or Come Shine
15. Tell the Truth
16. What’d I Say 2
17. Bonus track with Ray Charles on piano: Louis Jordan – Hardhead
18. Bonus track with Ray Charles on piano: Louis Jordan – Workin’ Man
19. Bonus track with Ray Charles on piano: Louis Jordan – Texarkana Twist
20. Bonus track with Ray Charles on piano: Louis Jordan – You’re My Mule

DISC 3

01. Doodlin’
02. One Mint Julep 3
03. Let the Good Times Roll 3
04. Georgia on My Mind 3
05. Margie 2
06. Careless Love 3
07. Hallelujah I Love Her So 3
08. untitled blues
09. Alexander’s Ragtime Band 2
10. I Can’t Stop Loving You
11. (Night Time Is) The Right Time
12. Hit the Road Jack 2
13. I Believe to My Soul, Pt. 2
14. My Bonnie 2
15. Unchain My Heart 2
16. Bye Bye Love 2
17. Yes Indeed 2
18. What’d I Say 3
19. Ray Charles bonus track: Swingin’ Along

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