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Ray Smith
Born:  June 25, 1918
Died:  December 4, 1979
WCOP Hayloft Jamboree
WMCA New York, NY

Ray was a native of Glendale, California. He picked up the guitar when he was just eight years old. His dad was trying to push him to study law, but Ray found his niche in music. He joined up with a rodeo show that was on tour and gained some performing experience. From there, he decided to try his luck in New York City, and hooked up with radio station WMCA.

While in New York City, he began singing with a trio at a local night club and the talent scouts found him. Columbia records signed him then. He did a lot of personal appearances in the New York City area and appeared several times on a show called "Gang Busters" and other network shows.

Back in the 1950's Ray had a daily radio show on WCOP and performed on the WCOP Hayloft Jamboree. He had recorded on London, Coral and Columbia records. And had appeared on nationwide television on Dumont Television. One of his most popular records was said to be "Daddy's Little Girl."

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 5; April 1950; Charlton Publishing Corp.; Derby, CT.

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Recordings
 
Columbia
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  20583 A Waltz Of The Alamo
  20583 B Rainbow
  20597 A Snowdeer
  20597 B Roll Along Kentucky Moon
  20604 A An Old Christmas Card
  20604 B Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
  20605 A Wedding Bells
  20605 B I'm Throwing Rice
  20606 A Pretty Little Eyes Of Blue
  20606 B Tennessee Polka
  20670 A Unfaithful One
  20670 B Daddy's Little Girl
  20672 A I'm Saving My Mother's Wedding Ring
  20672 B Mommy, Can I Take My Doll To Heaven?
  20691 A No Trespassing (Krise)
  20691 B The Sun Has Gone Down
 
Coral
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  64104 A Lonesome Truck Driver's Blues
  64104 B Rock All Our Babies To Sleep
  64113 A These Things Shall Pass
  64113 B Is He Satisfied


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