Ray Charles records ‘In Person’ in Atlanta, Georgia for Atlantic Records (1959)

Ray Charles ‘In Person’ is a live album recorded on May 28, 1959 at Morris Brown College’s Herndon Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia and released In July 1960 by Atlantic.

Track Listing : 1.The Right Time (Lew Herman, Nappy Brown, Ozzie Cadena) – 03:42 . 2.What’D I Say (Ray Charles) – 04:21 . 3.Yes, Indeed (Sy Oliver) – 02:33 . 4.The Spirit Feel (Milt Jackson) – 04:16 . 5.Frenesi (Alberto Dominguez) – 05:04 . 6.Drown In My Own Tears (Henry Glover) – 06:13 . 7.Tell The Truth (Lowman Pauling) – 03:11

Musicians : Ray Charles – Keyboards, Vocals . Marcus Belgrave – Trumpet . John Hunt – Trumpet Except (3) . David Newman – Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone . Hank Crawford – Baritone Saxophone . Edgar Willis – Bass . Teagle Fleming – Drums Except (3) . Marjorie Hendricks – Vocals . The Raelets – Group . Lee Harper – Trumpet On (3) . Richie Goldberg – Drums On (3)

Production : Produced By Harris Zenas

Recorded On May 28, 1959 At Morris Brown College’S Herndon Stadium In Atlanta, Georgia Except (3) At The Newport Jazz Festival On July 5, 1958 .

Released In July 1960 By Atlantic.

(Source Ray Charles in Person | Official site)


All About Jazz
On two tracks, “The Right Time” and “Tell The Truth”—both shared with the Raelettes’ lead singer, Marjorie Hendricks—the music transcends art to become powerfully shamanistic. It remains one of the greatest rhythm and blues albums of all time […]

And here’s the strange news: It was recorded by Zac Sears who simply set a single mike at the centre of the stage in order to get a few soundbites for use on radio to promote the next Ray Charles show. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
The R&B sticks close to the original recordings, except that “Drown In My Own Tears is unaccountably slowed to a crawl, sapped of all energy. The instrumentals are a bit more interesting with David “Fathead” Newman outstanding as usual on tenor sax, but Charles isn’t featured on them. […]


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