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Ray Charles - Live in Brazil Ray Charles - O Genio - Live in Brazil 1963 (DVD)
{2004 | Rhino}

The year was 1963, the date was September 22 (just one day before his 33rd birdthday) Ray Charles brought his band to Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a show which was filmed for a television special. It’s been forty-one years since this Brazilian concert, which had never been shown in the United States – until now.

Ray Charles: O Genio - Live In Brazil presents these performances and TV special just as it was originally broadcasted, complete with Brazilian television commercials. By-the-way, O-genio means the genius in Portuguese.

You get a lot of songs here, eight of the songs are repeated in the second show.
This DVD is in black and white. Nothing special, for the most part just Ray, you get to see some band and background singers. The quality of the DVD is pretty good. You gotta really like Ray Charles or like live shows to get into this DVD. Personally, I prefer the portability of a CD that can go with me in the car, to work, jogging (although not very often), etc.

First Show

What'd I Say
Take These Chains From My Heart
You Are My Sunshine
Don't Set Me Free
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
My Bonnie
In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
Just a Little Lovin'
You Don't Know Me
Hit the Road Jack
Birth of a Band
Hallelujah I Love Her So

Second Show
Untitled Jazz Instrumental
Hallelujah I Love Her So
In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
Commericial: Erontex
My Bonnie
No One
Don't Set Me Free
Take These Chains From My Heart
Commerical: Erontex
I Can't Stop Loving You
Don't Set Me Free (Reprise)
You Are My Sunshine
What's I Say
Commercial: Ray Charles Entre Nós
Closing Announcement

The music is primarily soul and R&B. Rating is 3.

Ciao’ for now, peace.
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