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Campi, Ray

Full name Raymond Charles Campi. Born 1934 in Yonkers, N.Y. Moved to Austin, Texas, at the age of 10.

References:

  • Website with complete sessionography
  • Interview in issue 23 (1980) of New Kommotion.
  • Feature article and sessionography in issue 26 (1982) of New Kommotion.
  • Interview and discography in issue 13 (1982) of Rock & Roll Performers Magazine.
  • Article in issue 66 (1988) of Now Dig This.
  • Feature article in issue 47 (1993) of Rockin' Fifties. Two-part sessionography in issues 47-48.
  • Article in issue 132 (1994) of Now Dig This.
  • Article in issue 136 (1994) of Now Dig This.

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1957/Mar. 2
Bb c&w rev.
TNT (Texas) TNT-145  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Play It Cool — Ray Campi With John And Henry - Bullet Chief CD 1156509 (#16)
Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#2)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#6)
Bullet Lucky CD 814 (#7)
Bullet Presto CD 7 (#55)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 2440 (#49)
Bullet TNT CD 00135 (#6)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Catapillar — Ray Campi With John And Henry + Bullet Chief CD 1156510 (#20)
Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#3)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 142 (#36)
Bullet Fed CD 10 (#33)
Bullet Mustang CD 6 (#2)
Bullet Presto CD 7 (#11)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 2440 (#22)
Bullet TNT CD 00135 (#3)
 
 
TNT (Texas) TNT-144/5 No rating Label shot Catapillar — Ray Campi TNT-145+ Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#9)
    No rating Play It Cool — Ray Campi TNT-145+  
    No rating Label shot The Lord's Birthday — Jerry Dove TNT-144+  
    No rating Take My Heart — Jerry Dove TNT-144+  
1957/Aug. 19
Bb pop rev.
Dot (Calif.) 45-15617 
(pressed by Monarch)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample It Ain't Me — Ray Campi And The Snappers MW-9889 Δ16903 Bullet ABC (Germany) LP 25 552 ET (#2)
Bullet Ace CD 592 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15711 (#26)
Bullet Century CD [3] (#6)
Bullet Chief CD 1156504 (#12)
Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#4)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#19)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 173 (#22)
Bullet One Day Music CD 174 (#14)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Give That Love To Me — Ray Campi And The Snappers MW-9890 Δ16904 Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#1)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#1)
1958/Nov.
(Bb est.)
Domino (Texas)  700  Cover shot Pertinent Label shot Song sample My Screamin' Screamin' Mimi — Ray Campi With Johnny Maddox, Henry Hill, And The Debs E-3528 D45-2 Bullet Ace CD 506 (#16)
Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#13)
Bullet White Label LP 8842 (#1)
    Borderline Label shot With You — Ray Campi With Johnny Maddox, Henry Hill, And The Debs E-3527 D45-1 Bullet Ace CD 506 (#17)
Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#14)
1959/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
D (Texas)  1047  Pertinent Label shot Song sample The Man I Met (A Tribute To The Big Bopper) — Ray Campi 1097 Bullet Classics CD 726 (#24)
Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#5)
Bullet Silhouette Music LP 10003 (#7)
Bullet Star LP 1020 (#10)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Ballad Of Donna And Peggy Sue — Ray Campi 1096 Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#6)
Bullet Silhouette Music LP 10003 (#15)
1960/Oct. 3
Bb pop rev.
Colpix (N.Y.) CP166 
(pressed by Capitol)
No rating Label shot French Fries — Ray Campi KB-505 Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1001 (#12)
    No rating Label shot Hear What I Wanna Hear — Ray Campi KB-506 Bullet Caravan CD 200204 (#8)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1001 (#3)
1963
Cap. mx code
Winsor Music (Texas)  001 
(pressed by Capitol)
Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Shenandoah — Ray Campi PB-2790  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Billie Jean — Ray Campi PB-2791 Bullet Beaver LP 3305 (#3)
Bullet Collector CD 4503 (#7)
Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#11)
 
 
Winsor Music (Texas)  6401  No rating Label shot Shenandoah — Ray Campi PB-2790M  
    No rating Label shot Billie Jean — Ray Campi PB-2791  
Unissued Tracks
1949-50
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Disc Jockey Cactus — Ray Campi    
    No rating I Won't Put That Ring On Your Finger — Ray Campi    
    No rating Leaving And Grievin' — Ray Campi    
    No rating Shatterproof Heart — Ray Campi    
1951
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Hawaiian Chimes — Ray Campi   Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#6)
    No rating I'd Love To Love You — Ray Campi   Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#11)
    No rating The Rambling Rag — Ray Campi   Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#10)
    No rating Rollin' Along — Ray Campi   Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#16)
    Non-pertinent Toe Tappin' Rhythm — Ray Campi   Bullet Dionysus/Bacchus Archives CD 0012 (#3)
Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#12)
    No rating Won't You Love Me Darlin' — Ray Campi   Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#5)
1954
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating I Didn't Mean To Be Mean [vers. 1] — Ray Campi   Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 170 (#10)
    No rating Scrumptious Baby — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#1)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 170 (#20)
1956
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample Catapillar [alt. vers.] — Ray Campi   Bullet Dionysus/Bacchus Archives CD 0012 (#1)
Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#2)
Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#23)
Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#1)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 063 (#1)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 063 (#1)
Bullet Rollin' Rock LP 001 (#1)
Bullet TNT CD 00135 (#20)
    No rating The Crossing [vers. 1] — Ray Campi    
    No rating It Ain't Me [alt. vers. 1] — Ray Campi    
    No rating Living On Love [vers. 1] — Ray Campi    
    No rating Midnight Ride Of Paul For Beer — Ray Campi    
    No rating Song sample Play It Cool [alt. vers.] — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#3)
Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#24)
Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#2)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 063 (#2)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 063 (#2)
Bullet Rollin' Rock LP 001 (#2)
Bullet TNT CD 00135 (#13)
    No rating With You — Ray Campi    
1957
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating 92 Teardrops — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#9)
    No rating Always There's One — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#7)
    No rating Butterfly — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#5)
    No rating Song sample The Crossing [vers. 2] — Ray Campi   Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#10)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#22)
Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#15)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 063 (#10)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 063 (#10)
Bullet Rollin' Rock LP 001 (#10)
    No rating Do You Love Me — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#11)
    Pertinent Song sample Give That Love To Me [alt. vers.] — Ray Campi   Bullet Dionysus/Bacchus Archives CD 0012 (#2)
Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#5)
Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#4)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 063 (#4)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 063 (#4)
Bullet Rollin' Rock LP 001 (#4)
    No rating I Didn't Mean To Be Mean [vers. 2] — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#1)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#26)
Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#13)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 063 (#8)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 063 (#8)
Bullet Rollin' Rock LP 001 (#8)
    No rating Song sample It Ain't Me [alt. vers. 2] — Ray Campi   Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#3)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 063 (#3)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 063 (#3)
Bullet Rollin' Rock LP 001 (#3)
    No rating Johnny's Jive – (instr.) — Ray Campi   Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#19)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 063 (#13)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 063 (#13)
Bullet Rollin' Rock LP 001 (#13)
    No rating Learning To Give For You — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#14)
    Non-pertinent Let Go Of Louie — Ray Campi   Bullet Dionysus/Bacchus Archives CD 0012 (#4)
Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#7)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 063 (#5)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 063 (#5)
Bullet Rollin' Rock LP 001 (#5)
    No rating Living On Love [vers. 2] — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#4)
Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#9)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 063 (#7)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 063 (#7)
Bullet Rollin' Rock LP 001 (#7)
    No rating Song sample Long Tall Sally — Ray Campi   Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#17)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 063 (#11)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 063 (#11)
Bullet Rollin' Rock LP 001 (#11)
    Pertinent The Look Of Love — Ray Campi    
    No rating Song sample Screamin' Mimi [alt. vers.] — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#8)
Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#14)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 063 (#9)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 063 (#9)
Bullet Rollin' Rock LP 001 (#9)
    No rating Uncertain [vers. 1] — Ray Campi    
    Pertinent Song sample You Can't Catch Me — Ray Campi   Bullet Dionysus/Bacchus Archives CD 0012 (#5)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#30)
Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#8)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 063 (#6)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 063 (#6)
Bullet Rollin' Rock LP 001 (#6)
1957
 
Dot (Calif.)  uniss.  No rating Learning To Give For You [vers. 2] — Ray Campi    
    No rating Uncertain [vers. 2] — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#13)
1958
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Song sample Loretta — Ray Campi   Bullet Enviken CD 118 (#18)
Bullet Magnum Force CD 063 (#12)
Bullet Magnum Force LP 063 (#12)
Bullet Rollin' Rock LP 001 (#12)
    No rating Unchained Melody — Ray Campi    
1959
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Baby You Don't Know My Mind — Ray Campi    
    No rating Doin' My Time — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#3)
    No rating One Kiss Away From The Blues — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#22)
    No rating That's Why I Cry — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#16)
1961
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Cry For Happy — Ray Campi    
    No rating Homework — Ray Campi    
    No rating Poetry — Ray Campi    
    No rating The Yank — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#10)
1964
 
Winsor Music (Texas)  uniss.  No rating Forty Years To Go — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#19)
    No rating I'm Laying Down The Law — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#17)
    No rating A Little Bit Of Heartache — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#14)
    No rating Little Jimmie From Texas — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#18)
    No rating Parts Unknown — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#16)
    No rating The Thought Of Losing You — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#13)
1964
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Till There Was You — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#21)
    Non-pertinent Trouble In Mind — Ray Campi   Bullet Dionysus/Bacchus Archives CD 0012 (#6)
Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#20)
    No rating Young Lovers — Ray Campi    
1966
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Be A Country Singer — Ray Campi    
    No rating Company Man — Ray Campi    
    No rating Got To Get Dean To Sing My Song — Ray Campi    
    No rating Have You Ever — Ray Campi    
    No rating Play Anything — Ray Campi    
    No rating The Sheriff — Ray Campi    
    No rating Too Much To Hope For — Ray Campi    
    No rating Touch And Go — Ray Campi    
    No rating True Family Man — Ray Campi    
    No rating With A Heel And A Toe — Ray Campi    
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating City Lights — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#20)
    Non-pertinent Curtain Of Tears — Ray Campi   Bullet Dionysus/Bacchus Archives CD 0012 (#11)
    No rating Dream — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#15)
    No rating Dual Wheels No Brakes [vers. 1] — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#12)
    No rating Dual Wheels No Brakes [vers. 2] — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#12)
    Pertinent Fool About Your Love — Ray Campi   Bullet Dionysus/Bacchus Archives CD 0012 (#10)
    No rating Goodbye Love Hello Heartache — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#15)
    No rating Guitar Jumble — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#6)
    No rating He Knows — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#7)
    No rating Here Comes That Heartache Again — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#8)
    Non-pertinent Honky Tonkin' Women — Ray Campi   Bullet Dionysus/Bacchus Archives CD 0012 (#13)
    No rating How Low Can You Feel — Ray Campi   Bullet Fed CD 06 (#15)
    No rating I Got A Feeling — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#19)
    Non-pertinent I Love You So Much It Hurts — Ray Campi   Bullet Dionysus/Bacchus Archives CD 0012 (#16)
    No rating If I Loved You — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#17)
    No rating Inner Feelings — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#6)
    No rating Learnin' The Blues — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#18)
    Non-pertinent A Million Tears — Ray Campi   Bullet Dionysus/Bacchus Archives CD 0012 (#12)
    No rating O Sole Mio — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#21)
    No rating Recipe For Love — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#9)
    No rating Shenandoah [alt. vers.] — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#4)
    No rating That Look Of Love — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#10)
    Non-pertinent Wild Side Of Life — Ray Campi   Bullet Dionysus/Bacchus Archives CD 0012 (#14)
    No rating You Don't Know My Mind — Ray Campi   Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#2)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1977ABC (Germany) (Germany) 25 552 ETLPCountry Meets Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2
1980Silhouette Music (United States) SM 10003LPThe Day The Music Died
1982White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8842LPRock-A-Billy Boppin'
1984Star 1020LPOh Baby That's What I Like / The Big Bopper
1987Domino (United States?) 1001LPGive That Love To Ray Campi / Ray Campi
1989Magnum Force (England) 063LPThe Original Rockabilly Album / Ray Campi
1990Magnum Force (England) 063CDThe Original Rockabilly Album / Ray Campi
1991Juke Box Saturday Night (Italy) JBSN 1001LPRock 'N' Roll Fever, Vol. 1
1992Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156504CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 4
1993Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156509CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 9
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156510CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 10
1995Beaver (Belgium) BLP 3305LPThat's Rock & Roll, Vol. 5
1996Ace (England) CDCH 592CDDot Rock 'N' Roll
Dionysus/Bacchus Archives BA 0012CDPerpetual Stomp 1951-1996 / Ray Campi
Eagle (Germany) 90121CD1954-1968 / Ray Campi
Eagle (Germany) 90122CD1954-1968, Vol. 2 / Ray Campi
1997Ace (England) CDCHD 506CDThe Domino Records Story
Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15711CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 5
2003Enviken (Sweden) CD 118CDThe Road To Rockabilly, 1951-1958 / Ray Campi And The Snappers
2006Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4503CDRock And Roll With Piano, Vol. 11
Rev-Ola Bandstand (England) CR REV 170CDCountry Goes Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2: The New Breed
2010Classics (Sweden) CD 726CDRock Til You Drop!, Vol. 2
2012Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 142CDTexas Tornados: Rock 'N' Roll From The Lone Star State
One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 174CDEssential Rockabilly: The Dot Story
2013Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 173CDRockin' Bones
year?Caravan (Germany) CAR 200204CDTop Teen Time, Vol. 4
Century (Canada) [3]CDRockabilly Baby
El Toro (Spain) ETCD 1024CDRollin' The Rock: Texas Rockabilly Vol. 2
Fed (Sweden) 06CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 6
Fed (Sweden) 10CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 10
Lucky (England) CDLR 814CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 14
Mustang MUST 6CDSaturday Jump
Presto Vol. 7CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 7
Rollin' Rock (United States) LP 001LPRockabilly / Ray Campi
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 2440CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 5
TNT TNT- 00135CD35 Explosive Boppin' Blasters


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Harvey Campi, Scott Cheesebrew, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Fredo, Stephan Koenig, Tom Krajina, Bernd Kratochwil, Gerd Miller, Dean Craige Morris, Mike Perkins, Michel Proost, Rockabilly Ranch, Bill Smoker, Uncle Gil, Wolfgang Weissbrodt, Bjorn Witlox


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