RAY CHARLES - Live Austin Texas '79 (CD)

Category: HI HAT CDs

• Excellent performance live on PBS TV Series Austin Limits on 23rd October 1979.
• Includes the entire PBS TV Broadcast
• Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality
• Background liners

Ray Charles, live in Austin Texas, on 23rd October 1979

On October 23rd 1979, Ray Charles (backed by his Orchestra and of course, the Raelettes) made a historic appearance on the long-running PBS TV series Austin Limits, becoming not only the first black artist to play on it, but also the first major pop artist.

He performed several of his best-loved standards, before closing with Deep In The Heart Of Texas, an affectionate nod to the state in which the show was made.

The milestone performance is presented in full here, accompanied by background notes and images.


1. Oh What A Beautiful Morning
2. Georgia On My Mind
3. Busted
4. Born To Lose
5. Some Enchanted Evening
6. Ray talks to the audience
7. Hit The Road Jack
8. Ray talks
9. I Can't Stop Loving You
10. I Can See Clearly Now
11. Fur Elise / Steel Guitar Rag / Lonesome Blue Yodel / I'm Gonna Keep On Singin'
12. That's Allright / What I'd Say / Shake It Up / Feel So Good
13. Deep In The Heart Of Texas


Title Live Austin Texas '79
Catalogue No HHCD3059
Format CD
Barcode 5297961305915