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Photograph by:
Milton Williams, American, born 1940  Search this
Subject of:
Ray Charles, American, 1930 - 2004  Search this
The Raelettes, American, 1956 - 2004  Search this
The Howard Theatre, American, founded 1910  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 7/16 x 13 15/16 in. (24 x 35.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 x 13 15/16 in. (27.9 x 35.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Howard Theatre, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
May 17, 1980
Howard Theater. I used to catch them at the Howard Theater in the fifties when they were performing this song. Just when you thought Ray Charles was going to fall off his seat, he would lean into the mike and really get into the music. They Raelettes were always as fine as they wanted to be. May 17, 1980.
Milton Williams, Moments in Time, 1973-1993 (Nashville: James C. Winston Publishing Co., 1996), 45.
A black-and-white photograph of Ray Charles and the Raelettes performing at the Howard Theatre. Charles is seated at a piano, with the Raelettes standing to the right. The photograph is stamped and inscribed on the back.
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Milton Williams Archives
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Milton Williams
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National Museum of African American History and Culture