• The RAY-O-VACS - Riding High 1949-1957 - 44 R&B Nuggets

Despite their obvious popularity very little is actually known about the Ray-O-Vacs and this is probably because the doo wop historians of the 60s and 70s did not consider them to be a true vocal group and the R&B fraternity found them too pop to take much interest in. This 2CD set is the most comprehensive collection of the groups material to date and will show both factions were wrong as we present these 44 recordings little heard since their original release.

The Ray-O-Vacs were responsible for the original recording of 'Besame Mucho' which was a hit for the group and then later covered by The Coasters. The groups only other two charting hits: 'I'll Always Be in Love with you' and 'You Gotta Love Me Baby Too' are also included here.

Includes the solo releases by lead singer Les Harris for the first time on CD and it has to be said that everything on offer here is highly sought after amongst group collectors so this really is a must have.

Fully detailed liner notes.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. I'LL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU
2. WHY DID YOU BREAK MY HEART
3. HAPPY AM I
4. I'M THE BABY
5. ONCE UPON A TIME
6. SENTIMENTAL ME
7. BESAME MUCHO (Kiss Me Much)
8. YOU GOTTA LOVE ME BABY TOO
9. A KISS IN THE DARK
10. GOT TWO ARMS (Waiting For Me)
11. YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME
12. IF YOU EVER SHOULD LEAVE ME
13. LET'S
14. MY BABY'S GONE
15. WHAT'S MINE IS MINE
16. I STILL LOVE YOU, BABY
17. CHARMAINE
18. HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE
19. WHEN THE SWALLOWS COME BACK TO CAPISTRANO
20. SHE'S A REAL LOVIN' BABY
21. TAKE ME BACK TO MY BOOTS AND SADDLES
22. GOODNIGHT MY LOVE

Disc 2

1. START LOVIN' ME
2. WHAT CAN I SAY (After I Say I'm Sorry)
3. YOU KNOW
4. OUTSIDE OF PARADISE
5. RIDIN' HIGH
6. DARLING
7. I AIN'T GONNA BE YOUR FOOL
8. SOMEDAY
9. LONESOME LOVER
FLAP McQUEEN & THE RAY O VACS featuring HERB MILNER & BABS HALLAMA
10. I STILL LOVE YOU
11. ALL ABOUT DADDY
THE RAY O VACS featuring HERB MILNER & BILL WALKER
12. PARTY TIME
13. CRYING ALL ALONE
14. WINE O
LESTER HARRIS SOLO
15. 96 LBS - LES HARRIS
16. L'AMOUR, TOUJOURS, L'AMORE - LES HARRIS
17. AH! SWEET MYSTERY OF LIFE - LES HARRIS
18. WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T - LES HARRIS
19. NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU - LES HARRIS
20. AMAPOLA - LES HARRIS
21. AND THE BULL WALKED AROUND, OLAY - LES HARRIS
22. MARGIE - LES HARRIS

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 10/01/2014
UPC Bar Code No 604988025224

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The RAY-O-VACS - Riding High 1949-1957 - 44 R&B Nuggets

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