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Ray Smith: Travellin' With Ray (CD)

​(1993/Dunhill) 33 tracks

Propriétés de l'article: Ray Smith: Travellin' With Ray (CD)

  • Interpret: Ray Smith

  • Titre de l'album: Travellin' With Ray (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Année de publication 1993
  • Label DUNHILL RECORDS

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 2500000401862

  • Poids en kg: 0.107
Smith, Ray - Travellin' With Ray (CD) CD 1
01 So Young Ray Smith
02 That's Allright Ray Smith
03 Little Miss Blue Ray Smith
04 One Wonderful Love Ray Smith
05 After This Night Is Through Ray Smith
06 Blond Hair, Blue Eyes Ray Smith
07 Makes Me Feel Good Ray Smith
08 Put Your Arms Around Me Ray Smith
09 Rebound Ray Smith
10 Turn On The Moonlight Ray Smith
11 Rockin' Little Angel Ray Smith
12 You Made A Hit Ray Smith
13 Right Behind You Baby Ray Smith
14 Break Up Ray Smith
15 Shake Around Ray Smith
16 Rockin' Bandit Ray Smith
17 Sail Away Ray Smith
18 Candy Doll Ray Smith
19 Willing And Ready Ray Smith
20 I'll Be Coming Home Ray Smith
21 Life Is A Flower Ray Smith
22 Little Girl Ray Smith
23 Baby Just Because Ray Smith
24 Robin' The Cradle Ray Smith
25 Rockin' Robin Ray Smith
26 I Guess I Better Move Along Ray Smith
27 Trav'lin' Salesman Ray Smith
28 Nice Guy Ray Smith
29 Johnny Lee Hummer Ray Smith
30 Let Yourself Go Ray Smith
31 I'm Snowed Ray Smith
32 Turn Over A New Leaf Ray Smith
33 Did We Have A Party Ray Smith
Ray Smith arrived at Sun Records in Memphis in 1958 with a lot of talent and a lot of hope.... plus
"Ray Smith"

Ray Smith arrived at Sun Records in Memphis in 1958 with a lot of talent and a lot of hope. He was on the label in the critical years just behind the first wave of artists who defined the rockabilly sound. The label needed someone to take it on another notch when Johnny Cash left and Jerry Lee Lewis's career hit the press barrier. Ray Smith had the voice and the desire to have been that man. His songs underlined it: So Young, Willing And Ready, Rockin' Bandit, and You Made A Hit.

But he didn't make a hit, to everyone's frustration – that of his manager Charlie Terrell, that of Sam and Jud Phillips of Sun, and not least his own. Instead, Ray Smith made his mark on popular music history with his big hit, Rockin' Little Angel on Jud Phillips' Judd Records.

After his brief period as a successful rock 'n' roller, Ray Smith made a good living at times on the night club circuit, the country circuit and later the revival circuit. He was a really good singer but never managed to recreate the almost magic formula of the Sun and Judd years.

This CD collects together for the first time all the songs Ray Smith made for the Sun and Judd labels during the period 1958 to 1962. It includes all his original single and LP releases, and at least one version – including ten unissued ones - of every other song he made at the time. The music is taken from master tapes, and Ray Smith never sounded so good before.

  

Raymond Eugene Smith was born on 30 October 1934 in Melber, Kentucky not far from the town of Paducah. He once described his childhood as, "happy, very sad, poor, and a will to rise above it." He told me: "I was born in the midst of nowhere, thirteen miles west of Paducah out in the country. My dad was a sharecropper and a sheet metal worker. He also worked for the atomic bomb plant in Paducah, organised by former Vice President Barkley. As a kid, I delivered Barkley's newspapers, the 'Paducah Sun Democrat'."

Ray was the seventh child in a large family but somehow his mother found the time to teach him the rudiments of piano playing and to encourage an interest in music. When he had first started school, he went with a recommendation from his mother that he could sing: soon he was persuaded to get up and sing in class, at age six. He later told interviewer Dave Booth, "I didn't want to do it. Felt like a goddamn fool."

He didn't have a long or very consistent schooling: "My family and I moved from Melber to County Line Road where we lived at Mr Dowell's farm and from there we moved out in the country close to Mayfield, Kentucky, then to St. John's and another farm on Highway 45 halfway between Paducah and Mayfield. At that time I was nine years old. From there we moved to Lone Oak, west of Paducah, where I attended school for the fourth to eighth grade. My father bought a farm called Pepper's Farm seven miles north of Lone Oak, but by then I had left home - at the age of twelve. After that, my father sold the farm and moved to Paducah. I visited there frequently while working as a helper on a Coca-Cola truck."

Somehow, his reputation as a singer stayed with Ray throughout his disrupted and troubled formative years, and not only in school. It followed him through his after-school job as a waiter at Price's Barbecue, through his early employment in the local Coca-Cola bottling plant, to the International Shoe Company where his job was to stick the soles to the uppers. Tired of these kinds of tasks, and not yet thinking of music as a career, Ray Smith the reluctant singer decided in 1952 to join the Air Force. He said, "I joined on 22 July 1952, and had my basic training at Sampson Air Force Base and then transferred to Fort Knox, KY."

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Tracklist
Smith, Ray - Travellin' With Ray (CD) CD 1
01 So Young
02 That's Allright
03 Little Miss Blue
04 One Wonderful Love
05 After This Night Is Through
06 Blond Hair, Blue Eyes
07 Makes Me Feel Good
08 Put Your Arms Around Me
09 Rebound
10 Turn On The Moonlight
11 Rockin' Little Angel
12 You Made A Hit
13 Right Behind You Baby
14 Break Up
15 Shake Around
16 Rockin' Bandit
17 Sail Away
18 Candy Doll
19 Willing And Ready
20 I'll Be Coming Home
21 Life Is A Flower
22 Little Girl
23 Baby Just Because
24 Robin' The Cradle
25 Rockin' Robin
26 I Guess I Better Move Along
27 Trav'lin' Salesman
28 Nice Guy
29 Johnny Lee Hummer
30 Let Yourself Go
31 I'm Snowed
32 Turn Over A New Leaf
33 Did We Have A Party