Ray Charles in Los Angeles - the 1950's

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, pages 133-134:

[In 1950's Los Angeles]. Lowell [Fulson] had a little blues band. I remember Earl Brown, his alto player, and I remember Eddie Piper, his drummer. At different times there were different horn players--Stanley Turrentine played tenor, Billy Brooks and Fleming Askew played trumpet-- and the group was more or less modeled after the T-Bone Walker sound. Lowell was a cat--like Pee Wee Crayton--very much in the T-Bone groove. He played the electric guitar and he sung the blues. And that was it. He had a good, down-home sound, and in the early fifties that style was very hot, specially …   more >>
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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 133-134. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427573019725 accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Los Angeles


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

Listening to

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'Blue Shadows'
written by Lowell Fulson
performed by Lowell Fulson
'Every Day I Have the Blues'
written by Lowell Fulson
performed by Lowell Fulson
Blues performed by Eddie Piper, Fleming Askew, Earl Brown, Stanley Turrentine, Lowell Fulson, Billy Brooks

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:03:39 +0000
Approved on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:26:06 +0100