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The Nabob of Sob! the Very Best of Johnnie Ray 1951-57

Johnnie Ray

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Born: 10 January 1927 in Dallas, OR

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

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. Ray encored...
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The Nabob of Sob! the Very Best of Johnnie Ray 1951-57, Johnnie Ray
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  • £24.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music
  • Released: 15 September 2008

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