Ray Charles at Newport

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Ray Charles at Newport
Live album by
ReleasedNovember 1958
RecordedJuly 5, 1958
VenueNewport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island
ProducerTom Dowd (engineer)
Ray Charles chronology
The Great Ray Charles
Ray Charles at Newport
Yes Indeed!
Re-issue cover
1987 re-issue/compilation
1987 re-issue/compilation

Ray Charles at Newport is a 1958 live album of Ray Charles' July 5, 1958 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival.[1] The detailed liner notes on the album were written by Kenneth Lee Karpe.[2] All tracks from this Newport album, along with all tracks from his 1959 Herndon Stadium performance in Atlanta, were also released on the Atlantic compilation LP, Ray Charles Live. A later CD reissue of that compilation album included a previously unissued song from the 1958 Newport concert, "Swanee River Rock".[3][4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link
Discogs4.05/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

Side A
1."Night Time Is the Right Time" (Ozzie Cadena, Lew Herman)4:06
2."In a Little Spanish Town" (Sam Lewis, Mabel Wayne, Joe Young)3:47
3."I Got a Woman" (Ray Charles, Renald Richard)6:24
4."Blues Waltz" (Max Roach)6:29
Side B
5."Hot Rod" (Ray Charles)3:43
6."Talkin' 'Bout You" (Ray Charles)4:26
7."Sherry" (Hank Crawford)4:18
8."A Fool for You" (Ray Charles)7:15
Total length:40:28



  1. ^ Ray Charles at Newport at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Ray Charles at Newport". Music On Vinyl.
  3. ^ Ray Charles Live at AllMusic
  4. ^ "Deep Dive: Ray Charles, Ray Charles In Person". Rhino. November 14, 2016.

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