Johnnie Ray

Aka Johnny Ray, US 1950s songwriter and singer. Born 10 January 1927. Died 24 February 1990
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1927-01-10
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Johnnie Ray Biography (Wikipedia)

John Alvin Ray (January 10, 1927 – February 24, 1990) was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Highly popular for most of the 1950s, Ray has been cited by critics as a major precursor to what would become rock and roll, for his jazz and blues-influenced music and his animated stage personality. Tony Bennett called Ray the "father of rock and roll," and historians have noted him as a pioneering figure in the development of the genre.

Raised in Dallas, Oregon, Ray, who was partially deaf, began singing professionally at age fifteen on Portland radio stations. He would later gain a local following singing at small, predominantly African-American nightclubs in Detroit, where he was discovered in 1951 and subsequently signed to Columbia Records. He rose quickly from obscurity in the United States with the release of his debut album, Johnnie Ray (1952), as well as with a 78 rpm single, both of whose sides reached the Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1952: "Cry" and "The Little White Cloud That Cried".

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Walking My Baby Back Home
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Walking My Baby Back Home
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Just Walkin' In The Rain
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Just Walkin' In The Rain
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Little White Cloud
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Little White Cloud
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Yes Tonight Josephine
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Yes Tonight Josephine
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Cry
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Cry
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No Wedding Today
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No Wedding Today
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The Little White Cloud That Cried
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The Little White Cloud That Cried
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Hey There
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Hey There
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I'll Never Fall In Love Again
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I'll Never Fall In Love Again
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Alexander's Ragtime Band
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Alexander's Ragtime Band
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Such A Night
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Such A Night
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With These Hands
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With These Hands
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Look Homeward Angel
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Look Homeward Angel
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