Sunday, June 13, 2004

Ray Charles isn't forgotten in Austin

KAZI on Friday was off the air during the time that the Breakfast Club would have been heard. Paul Ray on KUT didn't disappoint and played many tracks not heard for years. KVET Saturday morning played plenty of Ray. KOOP's Saturday-morning jazz show, which usually plays much earlier stuff, played lots of Ray. Sunday Mojo Time on KOOP played another batch of the seldom heard. There probably haven't been so many worn-out tracks and so many hissing vinyl items broadcast in a long time. It was wonderful to hear so much big-band and all-instrumental stuff. It had been many years since I'd heard the Ray Charles version of "It Makes No Difference Now." Recorded music always sounds its most real over the radio (ideally on the road) or on a jukebox. We'll never forget hearing Floyd Tillman sing that song and accompany himself down at the Paramount.


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