Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Rays


This R&B group consisted of Harold Miller (b. 17 January 1931), tenor Walter Ford (b. 5 September 1931), second tenor Davey Jones (b. 1931) and baritone Harry James (b. 1932). It was formed in New York in 1955, when two refugees from the Four Fellows (of ‘Soldier Boy’ fame), Miller and Jones, teamed up with James and Ford. They first recorded for Chess with no success, then moved to the Philadelphia-based Cameo label in 1957 and achieved lasting fame, albeit as one-hit-wonders, with ‘Silhouettes.’ The song went to number 3 both R&B and pop in late 1957. The flip-side, the rousing jump led by Ford, ‘Daddy Cool’, received solid play and briefly charted. (allmusic)

01  Silhouettes
02  Rags To Riches
03  Second Fiddle
04  How Long Must I Wait
05  Mediterranean Moon 
06  My Steady Girl
07  Do Be Doo Be Doo
08  Souvenirs Of Summertime
09  Daddy Cool
10  It's A Cryin' Shame
11  Old Devil Moon
12  Tippity Top
13  Rendezvous
14  Nobody Loves You Like I Do
15  Magic Moon
16  Zimba Lulu
17  Sad Saturday Night 
18  Triangle
19  Moo Goo Gai Pan 
20  The Man Above
21  Bright Brown Eyes
22  Elevator Operator
23  Silver Starlight
24  Louie Hoo Hoo
25  Why Do You Look The Other Way
26  Hope, Faith And Dreams
27  Tender Words Of Love