Love Me

Love Me

by Johnnie Ray

CD

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Overview

Love Me

Love Me combines 15 of Johnnie Ray's romantic ballads and uptempo pop numbers recorded for Columbia in the '50s, alongside three duets with Doris Day and six tracks recorded live at the London Palladium. While studio hits like "Cry" and "The Little White Cloud That Cried" have been readily available on CD for years, and the Doris Day duets are an acquired taste, the highlight of this package is the live Palladium material from 1954. Even in the studio, Johnnie Ray was an impassioned vocalist and performer, but that doesn't compare to the frenzy he could brew when in front of an audience. Ray would get so wound up he would drop to his knees and sob, earning him such mocking nicknames as "the Prince of Wails" and "the Cry Guy." Flippancy aside, the Palladium section reminds -- or reveals, depending on your age -- that for a few brief years, Johnnie Ray caused mass hysteria equal to that of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/31/2006
Label: El Records
UPC: 5013929308626
catalogNumber: 86

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnnie Ray   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Johnnie Ray   Composer
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