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Greatest Songs - Johnnie Ray
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Greatest Songs - Johnnie Ray
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Greatest Songs - Johnnie Ray by Johnnie Ray


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All Artists: Johnnie Ray
Title: Greatest Songs - Johnnie Ray
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: Curb Records
Release Date: 2/8/2010
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 715187775022


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Greatest Songs - Johnnie Ray by Johnnie Ray

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Johnnie sells these songs effortlessly--he was always THAT g
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 04/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Johnnie Ray: Greatest Songs is a budget priced CD that showcases Johnnie singing with a more seasoned, mature style; and I for one like it! The artwork is great and the sound quality couldn't be better.

"Cry" opens the CD with Johnnie singing his heart out; and his more mature voice still has a great deal of strength, heart and soul. The percussion is really very pretty and Johnnie makes this tune his own all over again. "The Little White Cloud That Cried" has Johnnie singing so sweetly; he delivers this with panache. The music that accompanies Johnnie is very pretty. The percussion helps to mark the beat and the melody is grand! The backup vocalists also do a great job of harmonizing well.

"Walkin' My Baby Back Home" picks up the pace somewhat and Johnnie aces this effortlessly; his vocal talents were THAT good. Johnnie hits those high notes very well and the somewhat jazzy arrangement works wonders for this ballad. I love it.

"Please Mr. Sun" has a fine harp arrangement; and Johnnie delivers this every bit as good as when he sang it in his earlier days. "Please Mr. Sun" is a poignant ballad that very few others could ever hope to sing as well as Johnnie Ray did. Similarly, "Just Walkin' In The Rain" is a classic pop ballad that gets the royal treatment from Johnnie Ray; he delivers this with heart and soul; and his voice is warm and rather vibrant at once. Great!

"Here I Am-Broken Hearted" is a torch song that Johnnie performs very passionately; and this is easily a major highlight of this CD. The backup vocalists work wonders to help the melody belong; but make no mistake about it--this is Johnnie's song! Johnnie stands front and center--right where he belongs! I really like "Somebody Stole My Gal;" this upbeat melody belies the seriousness of the lyrics and Johnnie Ray makes this a sharp, peppy number that strikes me as very beautiful.

"Hernando's Hideaway" is another of my very favorite classic tunes ever; and when Johnnie sings this I truly enjoy every minute of it! Johnnie makes this an excellent number and the added Latin flavor to the melody greatly enhances this number.

Johnnie Ray was one of the very best crooners of the entire twentieth century; and this CD proves that even in his later years he could still bat these numbers straight out of the ballpark! This is a great CD for fans of Johnnie Ray.
Johnnie at his Worst
Robert Franklin | Belmont, MA USA | 01/08/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Please do not judge Johnnie Ray by this CD. This is a terrible retread of some of his greatest songs. This album should be pulled from the shelves as it is an injustice to Johnnie's true talent. The "Most Requested" album is the best intro the the greatest singer of the 1950s."
Recordings Johnnie did in the 80's!
Kahuna ( | Alexandria, Louisiana | 11/21/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Greatest Songs" by Johnnie Ray is a fine collection of his biggest hits from the 50's, this collection is different, and interesting to listen to, though, as these recordings were done by Johnnie in the 1980's, his voice is deeper, and every track is in STEREO! Great liner notes by a close friend of Johnnie's describes his life and gives details about who sang at Johnnie's funeral in 1990 and others who were there, great to add to a Johnnie Ray collection, or just to hear how he sounded in his last years."