Ray Charles’ Creative Excellence

Ray Charles played often at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival. Ray Charles – Live At Montreux 1997 shows Charles at his best. The powerful blend of jazz, piano blues and  R&B shows what a great performer Ray Charles was. His impeccable show features a collection of songs that are now classics, such as "Georgia on My Mind", "Shadows of My Mind", "I Can’t Stop Loving You" and "What’s I Say."

The concert was filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 19, 1997 and was the blind genius’ last performance at the Montreux Festival. His band included a 15 piece orchestra led by sax player Al Jackson and the popular Raelettes singers.

Other songs included in the DVD are "I’ll Be Home" (Sadie’s Tune), "Mississippi Mud", "Just For A Thrill," "You Made Me Love You," "Blues For Big Scotia,"
"Song For You" and "Watch Them Dogs."


Ray Charles – Live At Montreux 1997 is a remarkable performance by a singer and pianist at his prime.

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