Wer war/ist RAY HARRIS ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD und mehr
If RAY HARRIS had never been vice-president of Hi Records, his place in music history would be assured on the basis of Come On Little Mama. In its go-for-broke looniness, dark impenetrability, and excoriating passion it was one of the greatest rockabilly records ever made. Homer Ray Harris was born in Mantachie, Mississippi on September 7, 1927. By 1953, he was married, living in Memphis, and working alongside Bill Black at the Firestone plant. Bill invited him to an Elvis session the following year, and Ray became convinced that Elvis wasn’t doing anything he couldn’t do. He first recorded at Sun in 1956, and Lonely Wolfprobably dates from the 1957 sessions that produced his second and last Sun single, Greenback Dollar. It’s probably Wayne Cogswell on guitar, Red Hensley on rhythm guitar, and Joe Reisenberg on drums. When Greenback Dollarstiffed, Ray went into the construction business, then hooked up with Bill Cantrell, Quinton Claunch, and Joe Cuoghi at Poplar Tunes to form Hi Records. Among the acts he produced for Hi were Bill Black, Ace Cannon, Gene Simmons.