Chanteur Country US n le 4 Juillet 1937 Lynchburg (Virginie).

Ray Pillow was a singer and songwriter best known as a prominent publisher renowned for his rare gift of matching performers with high-quality songs right for their style, Pillow was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, and first learned to play the guitar while bedridden as a teen. He graduated from high school in 1954 and then joined the Navy. Following his discharge, Pillow earned a bachelor's degree in business and made his professional and personal singing debut playing with his uncle's band, the Stardusters. Later, he became their leader and remained with the band for several years. In 1961, Pillow won second place at the regional National Pet Milk talent contest in Nashville. Though he needed to go back to Lynchburg, he accepted an invitation to appear on the Grand Ole Opry. He soon returned to Nashville and looked up Joe Taylor, the head of promotion with the Martha White Company, who had promised to help Pillow after hearing him perform. Taylor was true to his word and Pillow signed a personal management contract with the company. In 1963 he released his first two singles, but didn't really have chart success until 1965, with the Top 50 "Take Your Hands Off My Heart" and his first Top 20 hit, "Thank You Ma'am." In 1966, he had two Top 40 hits and a Top Ten duet with Jean Shephard, "I'll Take the Dog." He later joined the Opry, and remained there for over two decades. He continued with a steady stream of hits through 1970, but fell off the charts until 1972 with the minor hits "Since Then" and "She's Doing It to Me Again."Pillow's involvement in the administrative end of the business began the mid-'60s, when he paired up with Taylor in Joe Taylor Artist Management, Shoji Music Publications and Ming Music, Inc. In the early '80s, Pillow teamed with Larry McFaden and they began Sycamore. In the late '80s, he began working with the A&R team at Capitol Records and later became an independent record consultant.

http://www.raypillow.com/

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Industry Executive

Style musical : Traditional Country, Country-Pop, Nashville Sound

https://youtu.be/TtOXMPqNFXU

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

05/1964 SP CAPITOL 5180 (US) Left Out / What's The World Coming To
12/1964 SP CAPITOL 5323 (US) Take Your Hands Off My Heart / Even The Bad Times Are Good
04/1965 SP CAPITOL 5405 (US) I'm Here To Make A Deal / Long Way Home
10/1965 SP CAPITOL 5518 (US) Thank You Ma'am / If Is A Mighty Big Word
02/1966 SP CAPITOL 5597 (US) Common Colds And Broken Hearts / You've Got A Good Thing Going
04/1966 SP CAPITOL 5633 (US) Jean SHEPARD & Ray PILLOW - I'll Take The Dog / I'd Fight The World
09/1966 SP CAPITOL 5735 (US) Volkswagen / And I Like This Sorta Thing
10/1966 SP CAPITOL 5769 (US) Jean SHEPARD & Ray PILLOW - Mister Do-It Yourself / Strangers Nine To Five
1966 EP CAPITOL SU-2537 (US) Jean SHEPARD & Ray PILLOW - I'll Take The Dog - I'll Take The Dog / I'd Fight The World / It Was Too Late Strangers Nine To Five / The Corner Of Despair / Nobody's Business
03/1967 SP CAPITOL 5851 (US) First Chance I Get / Two Minus One Leaves Blue
07/1967 SP CAPITOL 5953 (US) I Just Want To Be Alone / I Like A Whole Lot
11/1967 SP CAPITOL 2030 (US) Gone With The Wind / No Milk Today
08/1968 SP ABC 45-11114 (US) Wonderful Day / If Every Man Had Woman Like You
07/1969 SP PLANTATION PL-25 (US) Reconsider Me / Doors Of Love
11/1969 SP PLANTATION PL-36 (US) It Takes All Kinds Of People / They Left Me Holding The Bottle
12/1969 SP ABC 45-11180 (US) Step And Drink It Over / I Ran Out Of Tomorrows Today
03/1970 SP PLANTATION PL-49 (US) Slice Of Life / House Of Glass
04/1971 SP MEGA 615-0025 (US) She Knows What Love Can Do / Waitress
08/1971 SP MEGA 615-0040 (US) Book It / Haven't You Heard
01/1972 SP MEGA 615-0055 (US) While I'm Gone / Since Then
05/1972 SP MEGA 615-0072 (US) She's Doing It To Me Again / Everytime
08/1972 SP MEGA 615-0088 (US) Excuse Me / I'm Doing What I Love
10/1972 SP MEGA 615-0095 (US) Slippin' Around / Too Much One Too Many Time
04/1973 SP MEGA 615-0108 (US) I Wish Somebody Loved Me Too Much / Cheaters Never Win
12/1973 SP MEGA NR-202 (US) Countryfied / I'm Doing What I Love
06/1974 SP ABC / DOT DOA-17514 (US) Tall Cotton / Hand-Me-Down
10/1974 SP ABC / DOT DOA-17526 (US) Livin' In The Sunshine Of Your Love / Party
02/1975 SP ABC / DOT DOA-17543 (US) I Slipped But I Didn't Fall / Simple Things In Life
06/1975 SP ABC / DOT DOA-17560 (US) Dog Tired Of Cattin' Around / Rita Faye
10/1975 SP ABC / DOT DOA-17589 (US) Roll On Truckers / We've Got To Love That Other Woman Out Of Me
05/1976 SP ABC / DOT DOA-17628 (US) Love Is Comin' Over Me / She Never Likes Nothing For Long
04/1978 SP HILLTOP HTS-130 (US) Who's Gonna Tie My Shoes / Can I Have What's Left
1978 SP HILLTOP HTS-134 (US) God Bless My Woman (She's America To Me) / Country Music Lovin' Cowboy
03/1979 SP MCA 40994 (US) Hungry Man's Dream / Heaven Help The Tempted Man
06/1979 SP MCA 41047 (US) Super Lady / Night Time Masquerade
06/1981 SP FIRST GENERATION FGS-011 (US) One Too Many Memories / Friday Night Blues
10/1981 SP FIRST GENERATION FGS-014 (US) Wasted Again (with Jan HOWARD) / Selena
1982 SP AUDIOGRAPH AG-45-457 (US) (promo)

Julie Loved Boston More Than Me (mono) / Julie Loved Boston More Than Me (stereo)








Albums

10/1965 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2417 (mono) / ST-2417 (stereo) (US) PRESENTING RAY PILLOW - Thank You Ma'am / Put Yourself In My Place / What Have You Ever Done For Me / Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold / Happy People Don't Wake Up Crying / Six Days On The Road / I'm Here To Make A Deal / If It's A Mighty Big Word / What Have You Got Against Love / I Can't Even Have A Hertache By Myself / Sorrow Tearing Me Apart / If It's Gonna Happen
10/1966 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2537 (mono) / ST-2537 (stereo) (US) I'LL TAKE THE DOG - Jean SHEPARD & Ray PILLOW - I'll Take The Dog / We Could / Let's Be Different / Who In The World / Corner Of Despair / It Was Too Late / Stranger Nine To Five / Lonely Together / Willingly / Put It Off Until Tomorrow / I'd Fight The World / Nobody's Business But My Own
05/1967 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2738 (mono) / ST-2738 (stereo) (US) EVEN WHEN IT'S BAD, IT'S GOOD - Even When It's Bad It's Good / Left Out / You've Got A Good Thing Going / Two Minus One Leaves Blue / Long Way Home / Everything I Touch Turns To Dust / Common Colds And Broken Hearts / First Chance I Get / Even The Bad Times Are Good / And I Like That Sorta Thing / Take Your Hands Off My Heart / Coffee Cup
11/1968 LP 12" ABC-PARAMOUNT ABCS-665 (US) RAY PILLOW SINGS WONDERFUL DAY - Wonderful Day / How Can I Fight / Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line / I Ran Out Of Tomorrows / Mama Tried / If Every Man Had A Woman Like You / Sounds Of Goodbye / Love Takes Care Of M / Easy Part's Over / This Should Make You Happy / Why
1970 LP 12" PLANTATION PLP-6 (US) PEOPLE MUSIC - I Hope I Don't Talk In My Sleep / House Of Glass / Don't Be Surprised / The House Song / Circle Of Friends / Slice Of Life / Fountain Of Love / They Left Me Holding The Bottle / Reconsider Me / It Takes All Kind Of People / The Doors Of Love
1970 LP 12" World Record Club ‎S-4719 (AUS) PRESENTING RAY PILLOW - Thank You Ma'am / Put Yourself In My Place / What Have You Ever Done For Me / Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold / Happy People Don't Wake Up Crying / Six Days On The Road / I'm Here To Make A Deal / If It's A Mighty Big Word / What Have You Got Against Love / I Can't Even Have A Hertache By Myself / Sorrow Tearing Me Apart / If It's Gonna Happen
11/1972 LP 12" MEGA M31-1017 (US) SLIPPIN' AROUND WITH RAY PILLOW - Man Named Jesus / Above And Beyond (The Call Of Love) / She's Doing It To Me Again / Haven't You Heard / Excuse Me (I Think I've Got A Heartache) / Slippin' Around / What's A Nice Guy Like Me Doing Here / Since Then / Waitress / Foolin' Around
01/1975 LP 12" DOT DOSD-2013 (US) COUNTRYFIELD - Tall Cotton / Livin' In The Sunshine Of Your Love / Simple Things In Life / Dog Tired Of Cattin' Around / Honeymoon Feelin' / Countryfied / She Never Likes Nothing For Long / I Slipped But Didn't Fall / Party / Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends / Sometines I Feel Like Stayin'
1975 LP 12" HILLTOP JS-6164 (US) WONDERFUL DAY - Wonderful Day / Why / Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line / Mama Tried / If Every Man Had A Woman Like / Sounds Of Goodbye / Love Takes Care Of Me / Easy Part's Over / This Should Make You Happy
1978 LP 12" HILLTOP TVR-103 (US)

Hilltop Records Presents Hilltop Country - Lucille / Can I Have Whats Left / Under The X In Texas / After The Lovin' / Invitation To The Blues / Country Music Lovin Cowboy / Daddy Who's Gonna Tie My Shoes / Ever Ready Loving / On Your Dance Floor / God Bless My Woman

04/1981 LP 12" FIRST GENERATION FGLP-GOOS-04 (US) STAR OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY - One Too Many Memories / Julie Loved Boston More Than Me / She Fell Out Of Love With You / Fallin' In And Crawlin' Out / If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will) / Wasted Again / Friday Night Blues / Thank God And Greyhound / One Man In A Two Sided Bed / Selena
1981 LP 12" FIRST GENERATION FGLP-GOOS-04 (CAN) STAR OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY - One Too Many Memories / Julie Loved Boston More Than Me / She Fell Out Of Love With You / Fallin' In And Crawlin' Out / If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will) / Wasted Again / Friday Night Blues / Thank God And Greyhound / One Man In A Two Sided Bed / Selena
1982 LP 12" Phonorama PR 5567 (US) Pillow Talk - Wasted Again / Friday Night Blues / Selena / Looking For Love / Thank God And Greyhound / Fallin' In And Crawlin' Out / One Too Many Memories / Julie Loved Boston More Than Me / She Fell Out Of Love With You / If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)
1983 LP 12" ALLEGIANCE ALEB-2307 (UK) ONE TOO MANY MEMORIES - One Too Many Memories / Livin' In The Sunshine Of Your Love / How Do I Hide From A Memory / Wasted Again / Please Don't Leave Me / Days Of You And Me / You're One Memory I'd Like To Make Again / How Much Can Love Take / Julie Loved Boston More Than Me / We're Together Again
1983 LP 12" AUDIOGRAPH AA-6011 (US) AUDIOGRAPH ALIVE - One Too Many Memories / Playing Hard To Forget / How'd You Like To Take A Good Time Home Tonight / Standing By / Wasted Again / Please Don't Leave Me / You're One Memory I'd Like To Make Again / She's Doin' It To Me Again / Julie Loved Boston More Than Me / Together
2004 CD Superflash (US)

Country Class - I Do, But I Don't / This Ain't No Sad Country Song / Go Away / Angelina / Those Less Fortunate Than I / Being In Love / Oklahoma Gal / For Me, It's You / The Part I Don't Understand / You Never Know Just How Good / You've Got It / Goin' Crazy / I Wonder Who's Missing You Now

Rocky Productions 17/02/2017