“Let’s Have a Party with The Blues”

This was the encore number at “Remembering Ray,” a mixed combo, big band, and solo vocalist who performed at the Academy of Music this afternoon. Cynthia Scott was fun (if a wee bit heterosexist – I sang with the women and the men).
I liked Come Rain or Come Shine, then she followed it with Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying. Romance don’t last long, does it?
Fathead was hot. Kinda bold too, announcing that Ms. Scott was not one of the Raelettes who “let Ray.” Can you imagine that price of fame? No no no, I never slept with the lecher.
I especially enjoyed the third song played by the Jeff Holmes Big Band. Was it Walkin ‘and Talkin’? Then there was the best small group moment: Yoron Isreal refusing to come out the groove after his first drum solo. Radam and Scott checked him out and laughed.


Music : Remembering Ray
Now in its 14th season, The Northampton Arts Council presents the Four Sundays in February Series has become a winter tradition at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton. On Sunday, February 19th we will present Remembering Ray, a tribute performance to the late Ray Charles with Ray’s sidekick saxophonist David “Fathead” Newman, former Raelette, Cynthia Scott along with the Jeff Holmes Big Band, Radam Schwartz, Yoron Israel and Scott Sasinecki. All seats $10 in advance, $12 at the door, day of show. Sponsored by Smith College. For more information visit www.northamptonartscouncil.org.
Sunday, February 19

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