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Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles

Guy Barker returns to the Cheltenham Jazz Festival to celebrate the legendary soul singer Ray Charles, live from the Big Top in Montpellier Gardens. Recorded in May 2012.

Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the legendary soul singer Ray Charles in a concert recorded at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in May 2012.

Guy Barker and the BBC Concert Orchestra take a journey through Ray's life and music, with vocalist Gregory Porter, Madeline Bell, James Tormé and the BBC Big Band.

The recipient of many national and international awards, Ray received 13 Grammy Awards, and enjoyed commercial success with Georgia on My Mind, What I'd Say, Hit The Road Jack, and I've Got a Woman. These hit songs, and many others, can be heard tonight.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band/Guy Barker (Conductor)

    Ray Charles Overture

    (Various arr Barker)

  • Madeline Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band

    Hallelujah I Love Her So

    (Charles arr Barker)

  • James Tormé/ BBC Concert Orchestra

    Born To Lose

    (Daffan arr Paich, Orchestrated Karl Eagan)

  • Gregory Porter/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band

    You Don't Know Me

    (Walker/Arnold arr Barker)

  • Madeline Bell/James Tormé/Guy Barker Big Band

    Get On The Right Track Baby

    (Turner arr Goddard)

  • Gregory Porter/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band

    Georgia On My Mind

    (Carmichael/Gorrell arr Barker)

  • Madeline Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band

    In The Heat Of The Night

    (Jones/Bergman/Bergman arr Barker)

  • James Tormé

    Margie

    (Conrad/Robinson/Davis arr Paich)

  • Madeline Bell/Gregory Porter/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band

    Baby It's Cold Outside

    (Loesser arr Barker)

  • James Tormé/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band

    I Got A Woman

    (Richard/Charles arr Barker)

  • Madeline Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band

    Hit The Road Jack

    (Mayfield arr Barker)

  • Gregory Porter/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band

    Unchain My Heart

    (Sharp arr Harris, adapt Balcombe)

  • Madeline Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band

    The Man I Love

    (G&I Gershwin arr Barker)

  • James Tormé/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band

    Old Mary Ann

    (Charles orch.Liz Finch)

  • Gregory Porter/Guy Barker Big Band

    Busted

    (Howard arr Barker)

  • James Tormé/Guy Barker Big Band

    Drown In My Own Tears

    (Glover orch Stradling)

  • Madeline Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band

    I Can't Stop Loving You

    (Gibson arr Prosser)

  • Madeline Bell/Gregory Porter/James Tormé/Guy Barker Big Band

    Let The Good Times Roll

    (Shirley/Lee arr Jones)

  • Gregory Porter/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band

    What'd I Say

    (May arr Barker)

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