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Ruff, Ray

Born 1938 in Amarillo, Texas.

References:

  • Feature article and discography in issue 15 (1977) of New Kommotion.

Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
 
 
Bolo (Wash.) B-741  Pertinent Label shot Song sample A Fool Again — Ray Ruff And The Checkmates B Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#14)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Pledge Of Love — Ray Ruff And The Checkmates A Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#9)
1961/Mar. 13
Bb pop rev.
Norman (Mo.) N-503 
(pressed by RCA)
Borderline Label shot Song sample Half-Pint Baby — Ray Ruff M8OW-5071 Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#20)
Bullet Teenage Moon LP 476 (#14)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample I Need Someone — Ray Ruff M8OW-5070 Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#18)
1961/July 3
Bb pop rev.
Norman (Mo.) N-508 
(pressed by RCA)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Love Made A Fool Of You — Ray Ruff M8OW-9111 Bullet FR CD 1007 (#4)
Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#16)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample My Wish Is You — Ray Ruff M8OW-9112 Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#4)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 18 (#1)
1962/Jan. 13
Bb pop rev.
Norman (Mo.) NR-513  Pertinent Song sample Well ... Alright — Ray Ruff   Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#6)
    No rating Label shot Angel Blue — Ray Ruff MO8W-4722  
1962/Apr.
mx series
KIXZ (Texas) 45-101 
(pressed by Monarch)
Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample The KIXZ Twist — Ray Ruff, The Checkmates And The KIXZ DJ's jg-001 Δ43125 Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#23)
    No rating The KIXZ Waltz — Groman Tipnagel jg-002 Δ43125x  
1962/Aug. 18
Bb pop rev.
Norman (Mo.) N-524 
(pressed by RCA)
Borderline Label shot Song sample My Gift To You — Ray Ruff N8OW-7491 Bullet Centhy CD 2002 (#2)
Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#8)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Let Me Tell You About Linda — Ray Ruff N8OW-7492 Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#17)
1962/Dec.
(Bb est.)
Norman (Mo.) N-528 
(pressed by RCA)
Borderline Label shot Song sample Love — Ray Ruff And The Checkmates NO8W-4609 Bullet Centhy CD 2008 (#27)
Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#7)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 56 (#13)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Lonely Hours — Ray Ruff And The Checkmates NO8W-4610 Bullet Classics CD 713 (#3)
Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#12)
1963
(Bb est.)
Norman (Mo.) N-539 
(pressed by RCA)
Borderline Label shot Song sample I'm Qualified — Ray Ruff With The Checkmates P4KM-8955 Bullet Classics CD 710 (#2)
Bullet Emusic/Master Classics MP 11784806 (#23)
Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#21)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample A Dream — Ray Ruff P4KM-8956 Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#22)
1964/Feb.
(comp. files)
Lin (Texas)  5034-45 Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Took A Liking To You — Ray Ruff 2 Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#1)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Beatle Maniacs — Ray Ruff 1 Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#2)
1964/May
(comp. files)
Lin (Texas)  5035-45 Borderline Label shot Song sample I Took A Liking To You — Ray Ruff And The Checkmates 2 Bullet Collectables CD 5300 (#12)
Bullet Collector LP 2302 (#10)
Bullet Rock & Country LP 1020 (#2)
Bullet Teenager LP 5918 (#10)
Bullet White Label LP 8959 (#1)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Angel Blue — Ray Ruff And The Checkmates 1 Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#15)
 
 
Lin (Texas)  5036-45 Borderline Label shot Song sample The Girlfriend's Car — Ray Ruff And The Checkmates   Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#19)
    Non-pertinent Song sample In Dreamland — Ray Ruff   Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#13)
1964/July
mx series
Storme (Texas)  101 
(pressed by Monarch)
Pertinent Song sample I'm Gonna Love You Too — Ray Ruff And The Checkmates B Δ53772 Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#11)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Ummm Oh Yeah — Ray Ruff And The Checkmates A Δ53772 Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#5)
 
 
Sully (Okla.)  100  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Long Long Pony Tail — Ray Ruff And The Checkmates 45-002 Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#3)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Pretty Blue Eyes — Ray Ruff 45-001 Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#10)
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Non-pertinent Song sample You Call Everybody Darling — Ray Ruff   Bullet Hydra CD 27116 (#24)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1975Collector (Netherlands) CLS 2302LPSuper Rock And Roll, Part B
1976Teenage Moon (United States?) THZ 476LPTeenage Moon
1987Teenager (Sweden) TEEN 5918LPDance Date!
1988Rock & Country (Sweden) 1020LPThe Buddy Holly Sound
1990White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8959LPBuddy Holly: His Kind Of Music
1994Collectables (United States) COL 5300CDThe Best Of Lin/Kliff Rockabilly
1997FR 1007CDBuddy Holly Days: 30 Rare Buddy Holly Sound-A-Likes
2000Classics (Sweden) 710CDEchoes Of Buddy Holly
2002Classics (Sweden) 713CDTeenage Time, Vol. 4
Hydra (Germany) BCK 27116CDI Took A Liking To You: The Buddy Holly Sound Of Ray Ruff
Yeaah! (England) 18CDTeen Town USA, Vol. 3
Yeaah! (England) 56CDTeen Town USA, Vol. 4
2200Emusic/Master Classics (United States) 11784806MPThe Buddy Holly Sound
year?Centhy (Sweden) 2002CDTip Top Teeny, Vol. 2
Centhy (Sweden) 2008CDTip Top Teeny, Vol. 6


Acknowledgments:  Jurgen Blazejewski, Marc Coulavin, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Joe M. Leonard Jr., Gerd Miller, Bill Taylor, Tom Tourville, eBay


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