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Johnnie Ray 78's

John Alvin "Johnnie" Ray

 (January 10, 1927 – February 24, 1990) was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Extremely popular for most of the 1950s, Ray has been cited by critics as a major precursor of what would become rock and roll, for his jazz and blues-influenced music and his animated stage personality.[1]

The publication, British Hit Singles & Albums, noted that Ray was "a sensation in the 1950s, the heart-wrenching vocal delivery of the 'Cry Guy' ... influenced many acts including Elvis and was the prime target for teen hysteria in the pre-Presley days."[2]

In the United States in 1952 Ray rose very quickly from obscurity to stardom. He became a major star in the United Kingdom by performing and releasing recordings there in 1953. He matched these achievements in Australia the following year. His career in his native United States began to decline in the late 1950s, and his American record label dropped him in 1960.[3] He never regained a strong following there and very rarely appeared on American television after 1973.[3] His fan base in other countries, however, remained strong until his last year of performing, which was 1989. His recordings never stopped selling outside the United States.



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USA JOHNNIE RAY - ALL OF ME - COLUMBIA 39703 { 1906

JOHNNIE RAY - ALL OF ME - COLUMBIA 39703 { 1906

JOHNNIE  RAY   A .   ALL  OF  ME    B.   GIVE  ME  TIME    COLUMBIA  C 288-4    PART  OF  SET ????  USA     PRESSING RARE  78 RPM DISC...
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USA JOHNNIE RAY - COLUMBIA 40695 - 840

JOHNNIE RAY - COLUMBIA 40695 - 840

SIDE 1   GOOBYE - AU  REVOIR  ADIOS   SIDE 2   BECAUSE  I  LOVE  YOU   JOHNNIE  RAY       COLUMBIA  40695    LABEL     N  MINT  DISC       E+ ...
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USA JOHNNIE RAY - WHISKEY & GIN - OKEH 6809 { 1907

JOHNNIE RAY - WHISKEY & GIN - OKEH 6809 { 1907

JOHNNIE  RAY   A .   WHISKEY  &  GIN   B.   TELL  THE  LADY  I  SAID  GOODBYE   OKEH  6809       USA     PRESSING RARE  78 RPM DISC...
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UK Johnnie Ray - Alexanders Ragtime Band - Philips PB 379

Johnnie Ray - Alexanders Ragtime Band - Philips PB 379

# 5139 78  RPM    10  inch Johnnie Ray Alexander's Ragtime Band If You Believe Philips  PB 379 Rare UK Pressing ...
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UK Johnnie Ray - An Orchid foe a Lady - Philips PB 244

Johnnie Ray - An Orchid foe a Lady - Philips PB 244

# 5141 & 9197 78  RPM    10  inch Johnnie Ray   An Orchid for a Lady Such a Night Philips  PB 244 Rare UK...
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UK Johnnie Ray - Coffee & Cigarettes - Columbia D.B.3386 UK

Johnnie Ray - Coffee & Cigarettes - Columbia D.B.3386 UK

8374 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Johnnie Ray A.   Coffee & Cigarettes B.  ...
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UK Johnnie Ray - Cry - Columbia DB 2995

Johnnie Ray - Cry - Columbia DB 2995

3811 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Johnnie Ray Cry The little white cloud that cried Columbia D.B....
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UK Johnnie Ray - Destiny - Philips P.B. 301

Johnnie Ray - Destiny - Philips P.B. 301

3880 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Johnnie Ray   A.   Destiny  B.   Why...
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UK Johnnie Ray - Destiny - Philips UK

Johnnie Ray - Destiny - Philips UK

78  RPM  2654 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH          Johnnie Ray   A .  Destiny        B .   Why should I be sorry         Philips UK  PB 301...
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UK Johnnie Ray - Hey There - Philips PB.495

Johnnie Ray - Hey There - Philips PB.495

7544 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Johnnie Ray Side 1.   -  Hey There Side 2.  ...
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