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Johnnie Ray Big Beat / I Cry For You

Big Beat / I Cry For You
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CD Details

  • Produced By: Mitch Miller
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album #1: Columbia Records CL 961 (1957)
  • Original Album #2: Columbia Records CS 2510 (1955)

Description by OLDIES.com:

Originally released in 1957, "The Big Beat" features Ray backed by orchestras under the direction of Ray Conniff (tracks #1-6) and Ray Ellis (tracks #7-12). "I Cry For You" features Ray backed by the Four Lads (tracks #13 and 17), Paul Weston & His Orchestra (track 14) and the Buddy Cole Quartet (tracks #15, 16 and 18).

Tracks:

  • 1.Pretty-Eyed Baby
  • 2.How Long, How Long Blues
  • 3.Sent For You Yesterday
  • 4.I'll Never Be Free
  • 5.I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
  • 6.Shake A Hand
  • 7.Lotus Blossom
  • 8.Everyday (Everyday I Have The Blues)
  • 9.I Want To Be Loved (But Only By You)
  • 10.I Miss You So
  • 11.Trouble In Mind
  • 12.So Long
  • 13.Please, Mr. Sun
  • 14.Tell The Lady I Said Goodbye
  • 15.Somebody Stole My Gal
  • 16.Nobody's Sweetheart
  • 17.Here Am I - Broken Hearted
  • 18.All Of Me

Product Description:

2 LPs on 1 CD: THE BIG BEAT (1957)/I CRY FOR YOU (1955).
Personnel includes: Johnnie Ray (vocals); Ray Conniff & His Orchestra; Ray Ellis & His Orchestra; The Four Lads; The Buddy Cole Quartet.
Originally released on Columbia.
Fifties heartthrob Johnnie Ray really had a knack for dramatic interpretations of romantic songs. With that in mind, his delivery takes on a totally different standard of excellence considering Ray was practically deaf. This Collectables CD makes available two long-out-of-print LPs originally made for Columbia in the '50s: Big Beat and I Cry for You. Highlights include passionate versions of "Pretty-Eyed Baby," "How Long, How Long Blues," "Lotus Blossom," "Everyday (I Have the Blues)," and "Trouble in Mind." ~ Al Campbell

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 19,534
  • UPC: 090431743829
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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