Johnnie Ray

    Johnnie Ray

    • Johnnie Ray
    Johnnie Ray

    Johnnie Ray

    • Johnnie Ray

    Johnnie Ray

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    CryJohnnie Ray
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    Just Walkin' in the RainJohnnie Ray
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    The Little White Cloud That Cried (Album Version)Johnnie Ray
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    Hernando's HideawayJohnnie Ray
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    Such a NightJohnnie Ray

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        Although practically deaf, Johnnie Ray's tear-inflected delivery tabbed him as an early-'50s sensation. Leaving Oregon for Detroit, Ray found a gig at the Flame Club, an R&B and jazz institution. In 1951, Ray signed with Columbia's R&B subsidiary Okeh Records, although "Cry," his histrionic million-seller that year, was a pop entry all the way, with background vocals by the Four Lads. Produced by Mitch Miller, "Cry" remained perched atop the pop charts for nearly three months. R... Read more

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