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Posted by on Feb 19, 2012 in At TMV | 3 comments

The Great Artists: Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind (From “Live At Montreux 1997”) (VIDEO)

An email from a younger TMV reader talking about music involved the name of Ray Charles. So here are two videos that may be of interest.

1) From 1997, towards the end of his life, Ray Charles singing Georgia On My Mind (From “Live At Montreux 1997”):

2) Then go back to Feb 1973 and enjoy this very funny video of Charles guest starring on NBC’s “Flip Wilson Show.” Wilson was an African-American comedian who had a highly popular weekly show on NBC and since his death sadly doesn’t get the ink and mention on the Internet that he deserves. Here’s a segment where Wilson appears in his character Geraldine (Wilson in drag) with Charles:

And here’s the final segments with Charles.

But there is one song that Charles sang that always brings tears to my eyes — the way HE sang it:

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