Venue Details

699 Star Starred
B.B. King Blues Club
Between 7th and 8th Avenues 237 West 42nd Street New York City, NY 10036
212-997-4144
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Member Tips

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Dressy
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dining

Food and drinks for purchase
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Joan DePalma
Casual
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Joan DePalma
Take the train or bus; do not go by car.
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Joan DePalma
Good price range
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Goldstar Member
Walked from PATH
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Goldstar Member
Got there at 7:15pm, which was fine....
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Meme136
Gratuity is included in the bill, just an fyi.
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Reviews & Ratings

48 ratings
4.6 average rating
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24 events
21 reviews
14 stars
attended Jun 12 2009

The singing and music were very good. The music is a little loud for my "old" ears, but the audience loved it.

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8 events
3 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 24 2009

The tribute to forever Ray exciting,enjoyable the singer was the perfect one.The event took my mind of the uncomfortable seating

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198 events
133 reviews
18 stars
attended Sep 14 2013

The music had you singing and dancing in your seats. I sat in my favorite corner and truly enjoyed the show I would do it again. It was truly a tribute to Ray Charles.

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More Information

Website

http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1935

Quotes & Highlights

Learn more about the show at the Forever Ray website.

Description

Whitley and the Hard Times Band perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles, which include a wonderful blend of musical styles which range from Jazz and Blues, to Country and R&B.

The band features a stellar line-up of musicians whose performing credits include: Ben E. King, Liza Minnelli, Jimmy Vivino, Rod Stewart, The Blues Brothers, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera + Vocalist Angela Workman was a Raelette in Ray Charles’ band for over 10 years.

From country to blues to jazz to R&B and even funk, Ray Charles set the aesthetic standard for more than five decades, earning plaudits across the globe and setting standards that his legion of fans, in and out of the entertainment industry, aspire to.

More often than not he wasn’t called by his name – or even his longtime nickname “Brother Ray”—-his is simply “The Genius.”

Few artists can claim to have had such a wide ranging impact on the music we love, and even fewer have altered the course of so many musical streams – from his soul-jazz combos to his crucial R&B bands, to his landmark country music recordings, Modern Sounds in Country Music. Only modesty kept him from saying the obvious – that his name sits at the top of the soul singers list.