January 23, 2011

Concert #52 - Ray Charles at the Manhattan Country Club (August 1989)

My second and final time to see Ray Charles. The concert took place in Manhattan Beach, on the main tennis court of this exclusive club. I had a decent seat, just right of the stage. There was no opening act. Brother Ray was accompanied by a full-size orchestra conducted by long-time collaborator Sid Feller.

The audience was predominantly white, something that definitely intrigued me. "Georgia On My Mind" is the only song I positively remember from the show. I'm 99% sure he did "America The Beautiful" as well.

Here's the poster that was used to advertise the concert

Manhattan Country Club

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