Ray Charles Live

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Live
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Live album by Ray Charles
Released 1973
Recorded July 5, 1958 / May 28, 1959
Genre Jazz, R&B
Length 71:55
Label Atlantic 503
Producer Nesuhi Ertegün / Zenas Sears
Ray Charles chronology
From the Pages of My Mind (1986) Live
(1987)
Just Between Us (1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
RS Album Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Live is an album by Ray Charles. It consists of live concert recordings from the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958 and from an Atlanta show at Herndon Stadium in 1959. The album was released in 1973 and re-released in 1990. Eight of the ten tracks from the Newport show had been released on Ray Charles at Newport. The Atlanta show, plus one track from the Newport show, had been released as Ray Charles in Person (1960).

Track listing[edit]

  • tracks 1-10 live at Newport Jazz Festival 1958
  • tracks 11-16 live at Herndon Stadium 1959
  1. "Hot Rod" (Charles) – 3:43
  2. "Blues Waltz" (Roach) – 6:29
  3. "In a Little Spanish Town" (Lewis/Wayne/Young) – 3:47
  4. "Sherry" (Crawford) – 4:18
  5. "Night Time Is the Right Time" (Herman) – 4:19
  6. "A Fool for You" (Charles) – 7:15
  7. "I Got a Woman" (Charles) – 6:24
  8. "Talkin' 'Bout You" (Charles) – 4:26
  9. "Swanee River Rock" (Charles) – 2:05
  10. "Yes Indeed!" (Oliver) – 2:23
  11. "Night Time Is the Right Time" (Herman) – 4:06
  12. "Frenesi" (Charles/Dominguez/Russell) – 4:58
  13. "The Spirit-Feel" (Jackson) – 4:08
  14. "Tell the Truth" (Pauling) – 2:46
  15. "Drown in My Own Tears" (Glover) – 6:12
  16. "What'd I Say" (Charles) – 4:01

Personnel[edit]

LP one

LP two

The track "Yes, Indeed" was recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 5, 1958, with Lee Harper replacing John Hunt on trumpet and Richie Goldberg replacing Teagle Fleming on drums.[3]

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