At Newport is the first live album released by soul legend Ray Charles. It captures his performance in July 1958 at the Newport Jazz festival.
Ray Charles is one of the founding fathers of what we know as soul music as he fused elements of the blues, gospel and rhythm and blues.
Ray Charles At Newport
Night Time Is the Right Time – 4:06
In a Little Spanish Town – 3:47
I Got a Woman – 6:24
Blues Waltz – 6:29
Hot Rod – 3:43
Talkin’ ‘Bout You – 4:26
Sherry – 4:18
A Fool for You – 7:15
Newport was a jazz festival and this is Ray Charles showing his jazz roots with added soul and passion.
I will be writing more.
At Newport has been combined with another Ray Charles live album In Person and reissued as Ray Charles Live.
What Other People Say About Ray Charles At Newport
This album has been included in several best live album lists.
Vox Best 70
There aren’t as many reviews at Amazon as I would have expected.
Buying Ray Charles At Newport
You need to decide if you only want At Newport or In Person because the combined release Ray Charles Live offers better value for those who want both.
It is available from Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – iTunes – eBay
These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.
What Do You Think About Ray Charles At Newport?
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The Best Live Soul Albums?
Three Ray Charles live albums have been included in my readers poll to find the best soul album – At Newport, In Person and Live. That’s because I think some people might prefer the individual albums and other people will like having them both together.
Please click the link to vote for what you think are the best live soul albums and you’ll see what other people think as well.