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Ray Charles was one of the true pioneers of soul music. This concert was filmed on 19 July 1997 at what was to be Ray Charles' last appearance at Montreux, some two decades after he first took to the stage there. Born in Georgia in 1930 he was one of the first performers to mix Gospel, R&B and Jazz to create a new form of black Pop music that would come to be known as Soul. His voice and delivery were strikingly different and instantly recognizable. He had his first hits in the early 50's and was still hitting the charts into the 21st century. His death in June 2004 was front page news around the world and was followed by the award winning biographical movie "Ray". Eagle Vision.
A good concert, actually early (but good) video, not film. The audio is awfully good for it's time, even now. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David
The camera work was decent but the sound was way off. There were times when all you hear is keyboards and drums and then other times the bass was too high. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Red Ball Jets
I was very much looking forward to experiencing Ray in this live recording. Unfortunately, the audio quality is terrible. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Chris S.