Ray Charles Live In Concert

By 1961 Ray Charles had established himself at the forefront of popular

music. He had several R&B hit singles on Atlantic Records in the fifties and crossed over into the mainstream with his hit “What’d I Say” in 1959. He then moved from Atlantic Records to ABC and had further success throughout the sixties.

These two concerts were filmed at the Antibes Jazz Festival in July of 1961 when Ray Charles was at the peak of his powers. Ray Charles Live In France 1961 is one of the most important musical films ever released. Musicologists and teachers will be playing this DVD for decades, so that their students can see one of the fathers of American music at his best.