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Smith, Ray

Full name Raymond E. Smith. Born in Olkahoma. Died in 1997.


Original Releases

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1956/July
BMI clear.
Heart (Okla.) OP-250-45
(4 Star OP series)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Gone Baby Gone — Ray Smith & His Rockin' Wranglers OP-444 Bullet Bison Bop LP 2011 (#11)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2011 (#11)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55036 (#9)
Bullet Emusic/Ling Music Group MP 12671043 (#4)
Bullet Mustang CD 7 (#21)
Bullet One Day Music CD 010 (#10)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#107)
Bullet Revival LP 3004 (#1)
Bullet White Label LP 8827 (#5)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Swinging Boogie — Ray Smith & His Rockin' Wranglers OP-445 Bullet Bison Bop LP 2011 (#2)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2011 (#2)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55036 (#15)
Bullet Emusic/Ling Music Group MP 12671027 (#14)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#89)
Bullet Revival LP 3004 (#2)
Bullet White Label LP 8827 (#4)
1958/June 9
Bb c&w rev.
Kliff (Texas) #101 
(pressed by Monarch)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Lonesome Baby Blues — David Ray Δ21637 Bullet Ace CD 815 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16288 (#2)
Bullet Bop CD 007 (#24)
Bullet Bop-A-Rama LP 004 (#11)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55167 (#13)
Bullet Coast To Coast CD 001 (#13)
Bullet Collectables CD 5300 (#9)
Bullet Collectables CD 5770 (#2)
Bullet Collector LP 1016 (#10)
Bullet Eagle CD 90110 (#2)
Bullet Fed CD 03 (#9)
Bullet Lost Gold CD 5998 (#22)
Bullet Lucky CD 807 (#14)
Bullet Luxel CD 7103 (#11)
Bullet Peerless LP 003 (#8)
Bullet Presto CD 6 (#35)
Bullet Revival LP 3012 (#15)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 2440 (#39)
Bullet White Label LP 8827 (#2)
Bullet Yeaah! CD 14 (#22)
    Non-pertinent Label shot I Am A Fool — David Ray Δ21636 Bullet Collectables CD 5770 (#4)
Bullet Eagle CD 90110 (#4)
1959
(comp. files)
Kliff (Texas) #105  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Jitterbugging Baby — David Ray 2 Bullet Bear Family CD 16288 (#26)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55165 (#1)
Bullet Collectables CD 5300 (#1)
Bullet Collectables CD 5770 (#1)
Bullet Eagle CD 90110 (#1)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 142 (#38)
Bullet Folkline CD 164 (#10)
Bullet Lucky CD 502 (#14)
Bullet Lucky CD 816 (#23)
Bullet One Day Music CD 010 (#28)
Bullet Presto CD 6 (#33)
Bullet Smith & Co. CD 1197 (#41)
Bullet Star-Club/Rollin' Rock LP 5000 (#11)
Bullet Vee-Tone CD 2018 (#6)
Bullet White Label LP 8827 (#1)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Lonesome Feeling — David Ray 1 Bullet Bear Family CD 16288 (#12)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55165 (#7)
Bullet Collectables CD 5300 (#17)
Bullet Collectables CD 5770 (#3)
Bullet Eagle CD 90110 (#3)
Bullet Fed CD 09 (#9)
Bullet Lucky CD 816 (#24)
Bullet Presto CD 4 (#6)
Bullet White Label LP 8827 (#3)
1962/Nov. 3
Bb c&w rev.
Toppa (Calif.)  1071  No rating Label shot Song sample A Place Within My Heart — Ray Smith   Bullet Revival LP 3004 (#16)
    No rating Label shot Almost Alone — Ray Smith +  
Unissued Tracks
1956
 
Kliff (Texas)  uniss.  No rating ( Love You Baby) All The Time — David Ray   Bullet Collectables CD 5770 (#5)
Bullet Eagle CD 90110 (#6)
    No rating Too Fast, Too Wild — David Ray   Bullet Eagle CD 90110 (#5)
    No rating Why Can't You And I — David Ray   Bullet Collectables CD 5770 (#6)
Bullet Eagle CD 90110 (#7)
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Lonesome Baby Blues [alt. vers.] — David Ray   Bullet Collectables CD 5770 (#12)
Bullet Eagle CD 90110 (#8)
Bullet Shimmy CD 101 (#25)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1973Collector (Netherlands) CL 1016LPHave Some Real Sound, Have Some Rock And Roll
1980Bison Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2011LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 9
Star-Club/Rollin' Rock (Sweden) 5000LPRollin' Rock Got The Sock
1981White Label (Netherlands) WLP 8827LPThe Best Of Lin And Kliff Records
1985Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2011LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 9
1987Revival (Denmark) REVIVAL 3004LPRare Items / Ray Smith
1989Revival (Denmark) 3012LPRockin' Rollin' Stone / Andy Starr
1991Eagle (Germany) EA-R CD 90110CDFrom The Vaults Of Lin & Kliff Records
1994Collectables (United States) COL 5300CDThe Best Of Lin/Kliff Rockabilly
1995Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55036CDJuvenile Jungle
1996Lucky (England) CDLR 807CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 7
1997Collectables (United States) COL 5770CDJitterbuggin' Baby / David Ray
1999Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16288CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 15 (Lin/Kliff)
Lost Gold (United States) LGR 5998CDOriginal Historic Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 3
2000Bop-A-Rama (England) Bop- 004LPBig Noise From The Planet Bop, Vol. 4
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 815CDThem Rockabilly Cats
2003Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55165CDFear
2004Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55167CDRock Tick Tock
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2011Emusic/Ling Music Group (United States) 12671027MPRare Rockabilly, Vol. 4
Emusic/Ling Music Group (United States) 12671043MPRare Rockabilly, Vol. 3
2012Fantastic Voyage (England) FVDD 142CDTexas Tornados: Rock 'N' Roll From The Lone Star State
2013One Day Music (England) DAY3CD 010CDReal Rare Rockabilly
year?Bop BOP- 007CDSaturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 7
Coast To Coast CCCD- 001CDCoast To Coast Rockabilly: 30 Original American Recordings
Fed (Sweden) 03CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 3
Fed (Sweden) 09CDThe Fed Story, Vol. 9
Folkline (England) 274- 164CDGo Kat Go!, Vol. 3
Lucky (England) CDLR 502CDPianola Rock-Ola, Vol. 2
Lucky (England) CDLR 816CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 16
Luxel MAS 7103CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 3
Mustang MUST 7CDKool Cat - Cool Baby
Peerless PL 003LPRockabilly, Vol. 3
Presto Vol. 4CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 4
Presto Vol. 6CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 6
Shimmy SHIM CD 101CDRockabilly Boys
Smith & Co. SCCD 1197CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 4
Smith & Co. (Netherlands) SCCD 2440CDGreat Rockabilly: Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 5
Vee-Tone VTRCD 2018CDWild Streak, Vol. 1: 50 Frenzied Rock 'N' Roll Delinquents
Yeaah! (England) 14CDRockabilly Rarities, Vol. 3


Acknowledgments:  Bear Family catalog, Jurgen Blazejewski, Udo Frank, Lillian Kapitancek, Joe M. Leonard Jr., Hans Teljeur, Franz Zeleny


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