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Wray, Lucky

Real name Vernon Wray. Born 1925 in Fort Bragg, N.C. A performer on WRVA (Richmond, Va.) in 1956.


Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1956/May 26
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (reg.) (Tenn.) 45-552 
(Starday PD series)
Borderline Label shot Song sample It's Music She Says — Lucky Wray 2421 Bullet Chief CD 1156520 (#15)
Bullet GVC CD 2016 (#24)
Bullet Lucky CD 801 (#4)
Bullet Norton CD 210 (#4)
Bullet Revival LP 4003 (#11)
Bullet SD LP 860 (#2)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 933 (#16)
    No rating Label shot Sick And Tired — Lucky Wray 2422  
1956/Oct. 13
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (reg.) (Tenn.) 45-575 
(Starday PD series)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Got Another Baby — Lucky Wray B Bullet Ace CD 708 (#12)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#34)
Bullet Flame CD 004 (#29)
Bullet Flame LP 006 (#7)
Bullet Norton LP 210 (#7)
Bullet Norton CD 210 (#8)
Bullet SD LP 860 (#3)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 933 (#17)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample What-Cha Say, Honey — Lucky Wray A Bullet Ace CD 708 (#13)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#46)
1957/Apr. 6
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (reg.) (Tenn.) 45-608 
(Starday PD series)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Teenage Cutie — Lucky Wray With Link And Doug Wray A Bullet Ace CD 704 (#13)
Bullet Emusic/JSP MP 11565486 (#13)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 145 (#56)
Bullet JSP CD 6201 (#13)
Bullet Norton LP 210 (#1)
Bullet Norton CD 210 (#1)
Bullet SD LP 860 (#1)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 933 (#15)
    Non-pertinent Label shot You're My Song — Lucky Wray With Link And Doug Wray B  
1957/June 17
Bb pop rev.
Cameo (Pa.)  109 
(pressed by RCA)
Borderline Label shot Song sample Evil Angel — Ray Vernon H9-OW-5497 Bullet Beaver LP 3306 (#2)
Bullet Dig CD 9620 (#16)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Remember You're Mine — Ray Vernon H9-OW-5498  
1957/June 17
Bb pop rev.
Cameo (Pa.)  109 
(pressed by RCA)
No rating Label shot Evil Angel — Ray Vernon / Orchestra And Chorus Under The Direction Of Bernie Lowe H9-OW-5497  
    No rating Label shot Song sample I'll Take To-morrow (Today) — Ray Vernon / Orchestra And Chorus Under The Direction Of Bernie Lowe H9-OW-5498-2  
1957/Sept.
(Bb est.)
Cameo (Pa.)  115  Pertinent Label shot Song sample I'm Countin' On You — Ray Vernon B Bullet Blend CD 6 (#21)
Bullet Club PR LP 010 (#7)
Bullet Collector CD 4494 (#13)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2023 (#7)
Bullet Lucky CD 810 (#28)
Bullet Norton LP 210 (#8)
Bullet Norton CD 210 (#11)
Bullet Pan American CD 56009 (#13)
Bullet Presto CD 12 (#22)
Bullet Sleazy CD 05 (#16)
Bullet Teen Beat CD 151 (#17)
    Pertinent Label shot Terry (You're Askin' Too Much) — Ray Vernon A  
1958/May 5
Bb pop rev.
Cameo (Pa.) C136  No rating Label shot Window Shopping — Ray Vernon / Orchestra And Chorus Under The Direction Of Bernie Lowe A  
    No rating Label shot I'll Be So Good To You — Ray Vernon / Orchestra And Chorus Under The Direction Of Bernie Lowe B Bullet Classics CD 735 (#13)
1958/July 21
Bb c&w rev.
Mark (Tenn.)  614  No rating Two Teen Age Hearts — Ray Vernon / Orchestra And Chorus Under The Direction Of Bernie Lowe    
    No rating It's So Easy — Ray Vernon / Orchestra And Chorus Under The Direction Of Bernie Lowe    
1958/July 21
Bb pop rev.
Mark (Tenn.)  615  No rating That's You — Ray Vernon    
    No rating I Love You Darling — Ray Vernon    
1959/July 6
Bb pop rev.
Liberty (Calif.) F-55201  Borderline Label shot Pretty Blue Eyes — Ray Vernon 45-LB-974  
    No rating My Sugar Plum — Ray Vernon 45-LB-975  
1960/June
(Bb est.)
Scottie (Ga.)  1320  Borderline Label shot Song sample Roughshod – (instr.) — Ray Vernon NRS-1020 Bullet Norton LP 210 (#10)
Bullet Norton CD 210 (#14)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Vendetta – (instr.) — Ray Vernon NRS-1021 Bullet Norton LP 210 (#16)
Bullet Norton CD 210 (#21)
Bullet Norton LP 322 (#18)
1961/Nov. 27
Bb pop rev.
Rumble (D.C.)  1349 
(pressed by Columbia)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample Danger One Way Love — Ray Vernon With Link Wray And His Raymen ZTSP 81053 Bullet Flame CD 003 (#27)
Bullet Flame LP 005 (#7)
Bullet Norton LP 210 (#5)
Bullet Norton CD 210 (#6)
    Borderline Label shot Evil Angel — Ray Vernon ZTSP 81052  
1962/Nov. 10
Bb pop rev.
Mala (N.Y.)  456  Borderline Song sample Big City After Dark – (instr.) — Ray Vernon & The Raymen 6004 Bullet Norton LP 211 (#1)
Bullet Norton CD 211 (#1)
Bullet Rhino CD 71222 (#9)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Hold It — Ray Vernon & The Raymen 6003 Bullet Norton LP 211 (#5)
Bullet Norton CD 211 (#5)
1964/Oct. 3
Bb c&w rev.
Lawn (Pa.) L-245  No rating Label shot Gotta Go Get My Baby — Ray Vernon G  
    No rating Label shot I Couldn't Keep From Crying — Ray Vernon Y  
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Tattoo — Lucky Wray   Bullet Pompadour 10 002 (#5)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1988Esoldun (France) RR 2023LPRare Rock-A-Billy Boppin'
Flame (England) 005LPDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 5
Flame (England) 006LPDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 6
Revival 4003LPRockabilly Boogie - Rare Items, Vol. 3
1990Norton (United States) ED 210LPMissing Links, Vol. 1: Hillbilly Wolf / Link Wray
Norton (United States) ED 211LPMissing Links, Vol. 2: Big City After Dark / Link Wray
1991SD (Germany) SD 860LPTeenage Cutie
1993Flame (England) CD 003CDDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 3
Flame (England) CD 004CDDesperate Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 4
Rhino (United States) R2 71222CDRumble!: The Best Of Link Wray
Texas Gold (Netherlands) TG 933CDThe Starday Story, Vol. 3
1995Beaver (Belgium) BLP 3306LPThat's Rock & Roll, Vol. 6
1996Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 010LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 10
Lucky (England) CDLR 801CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 1
Lucky (England) CDLR 810CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 10
1997Blend (Belgium) 6CDBest Of Blend Rock & Roll Collection, Vol. 6
Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156520CDUltra Rare Hillbilly Boogie, Vol. 1
Norton (United States) CED 210CDMissing Links, Vol. 1: Hillbilly Wolf / Link Wray
1999Ace (England) CDCHD 704CDStarday-Dixie Rockabilly, Vol. 1
2000Ace (England) CDCHD 708CDStarday-Dixie Rockabilly, Vol. 2
2006Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4494CDRock And Roll With Piano, Vol. 10
2007Norton (United States) ED 322LPRock-A-Round
Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2008GVC 2016CDHonky Tonkin' Rhythm
2009Emusic/JSP (United States) 11565486MPVirginia Rocks!: The History of Rockabilly In The Commonwealth, CD A
JSP (England) 6201CDVirginia Rocks: The History Of Rockabilly In The Commonwealth
2012Classics (Sweden) 735CDTeen Rockin' Party, Vol. 5
Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 145CDIt's Saturday Night!: Starday-Dixie Rockabilly 1955-1961
year?Dig DIG 9620CDThe Big Beat, Vol. 4
Norton (United States) CED 211CDMissing Links, Vol. 2: Big City After Dark / Link Wray
Pan American (Switzerland) 56009CDHey Mama
Pompadour DA 00210Man's Ruin: Skin-Tone Rock 'N' Roll
Presto Vol. 12CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 12
Sleazy RAB 05CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 5
Teen Beat TB-CD 151CDPlay It Cool


Acknowledgments:  Bill Davis, Simon Evans, Udo Frank, Tom Lincoln, Gerd Miller, Michel Proost, Rockabilly Record Guide, Neil Scott, Adriaan Sturm, Peter van Wilsem, highnumbers


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