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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.

Notes:


Original Releases

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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  [45]  Bootlegs exist Pertinent Play It Cool
Ray Campi With John And Henry
Label shot
(from 45)
- 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 Catapillar
Ray Campi With John And Henry
Label shot
(from 45)
+ 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 [45 EP] No rating Catapillar
Ray Campi
Label shot
TNT-145+ Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#9)
    No rating Play It Cool
Ray Campi
TNT-145+  
    No rating The Lord's Birthday
Jerry Dove
Label shot
TNT-144+  
    No rating Take My Heart
Jerry Dove
TNT-144+  
1957/Aug. 19
Bb pop rev.
Dot (Calif.)  15617  [78] No rating It Ain't Me
Ray Campi And The Snappers
   
    No rating Give That Love To Me
Ray Campi And The Snappers
   
1957/Aug. 19
Bb pop rev.
Dot (Calif.) 45-15617  [45]  Bootlegs exist
(pressed by Monarch)
Pertinent It Ain't Me
Ray Campi And The Snappers
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 15711)
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 Give That Love To Me
Ray Campi And The Snappers
Label shot
(from 45)
MW-9890 Δ16904 Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#1)
Bullet El Toro CD 1024 (#1)
1958/Nov.
(Bb est.)
Domino (Texas)  700  [45]
Cover shot
Pertinent My Screamin' Screamin' Mimi
Ray Campi With Johnny Maddox, Henry Hill, And The Debs
Label shot
(from White Label LP 8842)
E-3528 D45-2 Bullet Ace CD 506 (#16)
Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#13)
Bullet White Label LP 8842 (#1)
    Borderline With You
Ray Campi With Johnny Maddox, Henry Hill, And The Debs
Label shot
E-3527 D45-1 Bullet Ace CD 506 (#17)
Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#14)
1959/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
D (Texas)  1047  [45]  Bootlegs exist Pertinent The Man I Met (A Tribute To The Big Bopper)
Ray Campi
Label shot
(from 45)
1097 Bullet Classics CD 726 (#24)
Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#5)
Bullet Silhouette Music LP 10003 (#7)
Bullet Star LP 1020 (#10)
    Pertinent Ballad Of Donna And Peggy Sue
Ray Campi
Label shot
(from 45)
1096 Bullet Domino LP 1001 (#6)
Bullet Silhouette Music LP 10003 (#15)
1960/Oct. 3
Bb pop rev.
Colpix (N.Y.) CP166  [45]
(pressed by Capitol)
No rating French Fries
Ray Campi
Label shot
KB-505 Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1001 (#12)
    No rating Hear What I Wanna Hear
Ray Campi
Label shot
KB-506 Bullet Caravan CD 200204 (#8)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1001 (#3)
1963
Cap. mx code
Winsor Music (Texas)  001  [45]
(pressed by Capitol)
Non-pertinent Shenandoah
Ray Campi
Label shot
(from 45)
PB-2790  
    Non-pertinent Billie Jean
Ray Campi
Label shot
(from 45)
PB-2791 Bullet Beaver LP 3305 (#3)
Bullet Collector CD 4503 (#7)
Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#11)
 
 
Winsor Music (Texas)  6401  [45] No rating Shenandoah
Ray Campi
Label shot
PB-2790M  
    No rating Billie Jean
Ray Campi
Label shot
PB-2791  
1968
on label or cover
Sonobeat (loc?) PV-s111  [45] No rating Civil Disobedience
Ray Campi Establishment
Label shot
A SJW 10930 Bullet Eagle CD 90121 (#25)
    No rating He's A Devil
Ray Campi Establishment
Label shot
B SJW 10930 Bullet Eagle CD 90122 (#22)
1949-50
 
[unissued]     [unissued] 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]     [unissued] 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]     [unissued] 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]     [unissued] Pertinent Catapillar [alt. vers.]
Ray Campi
(from Rollin' Rock LP 001)
  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 Play It Cool [alt. vers.]
Ray Campi
(from Rollin' Rock LP 001)
  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]     [unissued] 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 The Crossing [vers. 2]
Ray Campi
(from Rollin' Rock LP 001)
  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 Give That Love To Me [alt. vers.]
Ray Campi
(from Rollin' Rock LP 001)
  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 It Ain't Me [alt. vers. 2]
Ray Campi
(from Rollin' Rock LP 001)
  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 Long Tall Sally
Ray Campi
(from Rollin' Rock LP 001)
  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 Screamin' Mimi [alt. vers.]
Ray Campi
(from Rollin' Rock LP 001)
  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 You Can't Catch Me
Ray Campi
(from Rollin' Rock LP 001)
  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.)     [unissued] 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]     [unissued] No rating Loretta
Ray Campi
(from Rollin' Rock LP 001)
  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]     [unissued] 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]     [unissued] 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)     [unissued] 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]     [unissued] 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]     [unissued] 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 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)

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, Mike Smyth, Uncle Gil, Wolfgang Weissbrodt, Bjorn Witlox


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