Chanteur et fiddler Country US né Lyman Wade Ray, le 6 Avril 1913 à Evansville (Indiana). Wade Ray est décédé le 11 Novembre 1918 à Sparta (Illinois).

Fiddler Wade Ray made his name playing traditional country and Western swing from a very young age but made very few recordings of his own over his lengthy career. Born Lyman Wade Ray in Evansville, IN, in 1913, he grew up in Boynton, AR, and at age four began playing a homemade fiddle his father fashioned from a cigar box. Just a year later, he was touring the vaudeville circuit as the World's Youngest Violin Player; he also learned to play tenor banjo and remained a vaudeville regular until his 18th birthday in 1931. He then moved to St. Louis and spent the next 12 years as the fiddler, singer, and musical director for Pappy Cheshire's Western swing group, the National Champion Hillbillies, until he was called to serve in the Army in 1943. Upon his return, he joined Patsy Montana's group the Prairie Ramblers for several years, also recording with the Ozark Mountain Boys. He moved to Los Angeles in 1949, where he became a regular on The Rex Allen Show and appeared in the film Hollywood. He signed with RCA and released a total of 23 singles from 1951 to 1957, none of which charted ("Idaho Red" is perhaps the best known). However, he made a good living performing residencies in Los Angeles and played frequent gigs in various Nevada resort towns; he also appeared regularly on The Roy Rogers Show and The Ernest Tubb Show. He moved to Nashville and did session work in the mid-'60s and also recorded his first solo album, A Ray of Country Sun, for ABC-Paramount in 1966. RCA Camden released Walk Softly (And Other Country Songs) later that year, and in 1967 Ray collaborated with the likes of Homer & JethroSonny Osborne, and Hargus "Pig" Robbins on Down Yonder: The Country Fiddlers. He continued his session work until 1979, when he retired to Sparta, IL, and performed with a local radio station's road show until health problems made it impossible. He passed away on November 11, 1998.

Talents : Vocals, Fiddle

Style musical : Traditional Country, Western Swing, Rockabilly

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CALL ME UP (1953)

IDAHO RED (1954)

I Need A Good Girl Bad (1956)

BURNING DESIRE (1957)

Two Red Red Lips (1957)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

08/1948 78 t. Town and Country 501 (US)

Wade RAY & The Ozark Champions - Your Feet's Too Big / Three Minute Blues

1949 78 t. Cow Town 701/703 (US)

Wade RAY & His Ozark Mountain Boys - Do You Ever Think Of Me / Marriage Vows

1949 78 t. Cow Town 702/706 (US)

Wade RAY & His Ozark Mountain Boys - Tater Pie / Paradise Isle

1949 78 t. Cow Town 704/708 (US)

Wade RAY & His Ozark Mountain Boys - Keeper Of My Heart / Hoedown Medley

1949 78 t. Cow Town 705/707 (US)

Wade RAY & His Ozark Mountain Boys - Dickie’s Bounce / Enclosed You’ll Find One Broken Heart

08/1949 78 t. CAPITOL 57-40204 (US)

Wade RAY & His Ozark Mountain Boys - Flop Eared Mule / Hell Amongst The Yearlin's

08/1949 78 t. CAPITOL 57-40205 (US)

Wade RAY & His Ozark Mountain Boys - Hi-Lo Schottische / Forty Years Ago

09/1949 78 t. CAPITOL 57-40232 (US)

Cuddlebug / I Want My Dime Back

07/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4226 (US) Wade RAY & His Ozark Mountain Boys - Are You Fer It ? / Walk Softly
07/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4226 (US)

Wade RAY & His Ozark Mountain Boys - Are You Fer It ? / Walk Softly

12/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4429 (US) Heart Of A Clown / Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby
12/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4429 (US)

Heart Of A Clown / Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby

03/1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4580 (US) I Was Just Walkin' Out The Door / Fiddlin' Rag
03/1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4580 (US)

I Was Just Walkin' Out The Door / Fiddlin' Rag

06/1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4751 (US) June-Bug Jitters / One Woman Man
06/1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4751 (US)

June-Bug Jitters / One Woman Man

09/1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4930 (US) Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home / The Echo Of Your Voice
09/1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4930 (US)

Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home / The Echo Of Your Voice

12/1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5091 (US) It's All Your Fault / The Things I Might Have Been
12/1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5091 (US)

It's All Your Fault / The Things I Might Have Been

03/1953 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5199 (US) If They Should Ask Me / Call Me Up
03/1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5199 (US)

If They Should Ask Me / Call Me Up

05/1953 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5302 (US) Don't Wait To Baby Your Baby / Burned Fingers
05/1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5302 (US)

Don't Wait To Baby Your Baby / Burned Fingers

08/1953 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5377 (US) That Love Makin' Melody / Did I Do Wrong (When I Did Right By You?)
08/1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5377 (US)

That Love Makin' Melody / Did I Do Wrong (When I Did Right By You?)

09/1953 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5440 (US) Let Me Go, Devil / Too Late To…!
09/1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5440 (US)

Let Me Go, Devil / Too Late To…!

12/1953 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5518 (US) Saturday Night / First, Last And Always
12/1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5518 (US)

Saturday Night / First, Last And Always

02/1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5624 (US) Idaho Red / A Penny For Your Thoughts
02/1954 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5624 (US)

Idaho Red / A Penny For Your Thoughts

04/1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5696 (US) Best Man Must Smile / Easy Pickin's
04/1954 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5696 (US)

Best Man Must Smile / Easy Pickin's

09/1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5845 (US) Letters Have No Arms / Rosetta
09/1954 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5845 (US)

Letters Have No Arms / Rosetta

12/1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5957 (US) There's No Fool Like A Young Fool / No Mama, No Papa
12/1954 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5957 (US)

There's No Fool Like A Young Fool / No Mama, No Papa

03/1955 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6061 (US) Excuse Me / I Couldn't Be So Happy
03/1955 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6061(US)

Excuse Me / I Couldn't Be So Happy

03/1955 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6061/47-6062 (US) (promo)

Excuse Me / Bud’s Bounce (Bud Isaacs)

05/1955 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6110 (US) Dippsy Doodle / A Sentimental Journey
05/1955 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6110 (US)

Dippsy Doodle / A Sentimental Journey

08/1955 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6219 (US) I'll Keep On Being A Fool / The Albino Stallion
08/1955 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6219 (US)

I'll Keep On Being A Fool / The Albino Stallion

11/1955 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6313 (US) Keep My Heart / Because Of A Lie
11/1955 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6313 (US)

Keep My Heart / Because Of A Lie

03/1956 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6457 (US) Any Old Time / Going Home All Alone
03/1956 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6457 (US)

Any Old Time / Going Home All Alone

06/1956 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6544 (US) I Need A Good Girl Bad / Just An Old Fashioned Locket
06/1956 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6544 (US)

I Need A Good Girl Bad / Just An Old Fashioned Locket

02/1957 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6818 (US) All Or Nothin' Man / When I Lost You
02/1957 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6818 (US)

All Or Nothin' Man / When I Lost You

05/1957 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6931 (US) Wild Heart / Little Green Valley
05/1957 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6931 (US)

Wild Heart / Little Green Valley

07/1957 SP DOT 45-15600 (US)

Burning Desire / Two Red Red Lips

11/1958 SP CAPITOL F4092 (US)

Flop-Eared Mule / Hell Amongst The Yearlin's

05/1962 SP TOPPA 45-1058 (US)

It's My Day / Little Ole Lovemaker

01/1963 SP FABOR 115 (US)

Burning Desire / Two Red Red Lips

02/1963 SP TOPPA 45-1079 (US)

Country Boy / Have Yourself A Party

1963 SP FABOR 123 (US)

Minglo / Nathan Hale

1965 SP ANTENNA 6433 (US)

Even At My Best / Two Of The Usual

1965 SP ANTENNA 6435 (US)

Tears Don't Stain / Meanwhile Back At My House

1967 ? SP Renfro Valley 100 (US)

Things Look Bad / Go On Home











Albums

02/1966 LP 12" ABC-Paramount ABC-539 (mono) / ABCS-539 (stereo) (US)

A Ray Of Country Sun - They Gotta Quit Kicking My Dog Around / Old Shep / I Only Want A Buddy Not A Sweetheart / Within Your Crowd / The Heart Of A Clown / Bill Bailey / Any Old Arms Won't Do / I Was Just Walking Out The Door / You Tied Tin Cans To My Heart / Too Many Rivers / A Penny For Your Thoughts / The Heart Inside Of You

1966 LP 12" RCA Camden CAL-2107 (mono) / CAS-2107 (stereo) (US)
"Walk Softly" And Other Country Songs - Walk Softly / Heart Of A Clown / Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby / Letters Have No Arms / There's No Fool Like A Young Fool / When I Lost You / The Things I Might Have Been / First, Last And Always / A Penny For Your Thoughts / Any Old Time
04/1967 LP 12" RCA Camden CAL-2145 (mono) / CAS-2145 (stereo) (US)

Down Yonder And Other Old Time Favorites - The Country Fiddlers Featuring Wade Ray - Down Yonder / Back Up And Push / Devil's Dream / Hell Amongst The Yearlings / Flop Eared Mule / Soldier's Joy / Old Joe Clark / Mississippi Sawyer / Tennessee Wagoner / Rickett's Hornpipe 

1976 LP 12" RCA INTERNATIONAL YHJL-10998 (NL) Down Yonder And Other Old Time Favorites - The Country Fiddlers Featuring Wade Ray - Down Yonder / Back Up And Push / Devil's Dream / Hell Amongst The Yearlings / Flop Eared Mule / Soldier's Joy / Old Joe Clark / Mississippi Sawyer / Tennessee Wagoner / Rickett's Hornpipe 
1981 LP 12" RCA NL-43501 (NL)

Down Yonder (Allá Abajo) - The Country Fiddlers Featuring Wade Ray - Down Yonder / Back Up And Push / Devil's Dream / Hell Amongst The Yearlings / Flop Eared Mule / Soldier's Joy / Old Joe Clark / Mississippi Sawyer / Tennessee Wagoner / Rickett's Hornpipe 

1982 LP 12" Midland MD-43 (US)

Pappy Wade Ray - Orange Blossom Special / Hoe Down Medley / Red Wing / Rubber Dolly / Dark Eyes / Heart Of A Clown / My Mother's Eyes / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Mansion On The Hill / Hey Good Lookin'

1983 LP 12" RCA Camden ‎CL 89039 (I)

Bluegrass Special - The Country Fiddlers Featuring Wade Ray - Down Yonder / Back Up And Push / Devil's Dream / Hell Amongst The Yearlings / Flop Eared Mule / Soldier's Joy / Old Joe Clark / Mississippi Sawyer / Tennessee Wagoner / Rickett's Hornpipe 

1996 CD Hound TRG-505107 (UK)

Idaho Red - A penny for your thoughts / All or nothing man / Any old time / Because of a lie / Burned fingers / Burning desire / Call me up / Don't wait to baby your baby / Easy Pickin's / Excuse me / First last and always / Heart of a clown / I could be so happy / I need a good girl bad / Idaho Red / If they should ask me / It's all your fault / Just an old fashioned locket / Just like taking candy from a / Letters have no arms / Little green valley / No mama no papa / Rosetta / Saturday night /The albino stallion / The things I might have been / Too late to / Two red lips / Walk softly / When I lost you

2005 CD BACM CD D 209 (UK)

Things I Might Have Been - Heart Of A Clown / Echo Of Your Voice / Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home / It's All Your Fault / Things I Might Have Been / Call Me Up / If They Should Ask / Burned Fingers / Don't Wait To Baby Your Baby / That Love Makin' Melody / Did I Do Wrong / Let Me Go Devil / Too Late To / Saturday Night / First Last And Always / Idaho Red / A Penny For Your Thoughts / Rosetta / Letters Have No Arms / There's No Fool Like A Young Fool / No Mama No Papa / Excuse Me / I Couldn't Be So Happy / Dipsy Doodle (instr.) / Sentimental Journey (instr.) / Albino Stallion

02/2012 CD Bear Family BCD 17219 (GER)

Idaho Red - Idaho Red / Two Red, Red Lips / Burning Desire / I Need A Good Girl Bad / No Mama, No Papa / Are You Fer It? / Cattin' Around / Too Late To Dream / Saturday Night / The Fiddlin' Rag / Easy Pickin's / Call Me Up / Don't Wait To Baby Your Baby / Rosetta / All Or Nothin' Man / Excuse Me / Dipsey Doodle / That Love Makin' Melody / Bill Bailey (Won't You Please Come Home) / Perdido / June-Bug Jitters / Just Like Taking Candy from A Baby / It's All Your Fault / Any Old Time / Little Green Valley / Down Home Rag / There's No Fool Like A Young Fool / Did I Do Wrong (When I Did Right by You?) / Walk Softly / Let Me Go, Devil

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