Ray Charles was a Jazz n Blues artist. At the time of this concert Soul music was way in its infancy in 63 [most often sighted as its year of inception]. This is just real Black Jazz n R&B of the day. And Ray always has Blues n Jazz all up in his blood cells. This review is a little misleading in that sense. Seems reveiwer bought into the recent phalacy that Ray Charles somehow created Soul music the genre...which he himself stated he didnt. He was known in his hey day as an R&B/or Blues and Jazz artist [called the High Priest Of Male Jazz Vocal by Downbeat]. And even when he experiemented with C&W tunes he still had a Jazz/Blues sensibility. Charles has been re-assessed by a few journalists in recent years who have assumed cos Ray Charles was influenced by Gospel [who in the genres of Blues, Jazz aint?] and was Black he somehow must have been a Soul artist. this assumption just displays ignorance of Charles and Jazz music in general. Later in the late 60's he did do a few Soul genre style tunes [tho very few and he was not famous for it!]. Charles was no doubt an influence on the later style. And he certainly 'had Soul' [something mainstream writers cant seem to distinguish the difference between this and the genre itself.]
But this is Ray Charles - in his hey day: And Ray was Jazz - Swinging and/or Bluesy! And thats what you get on this dvd.