Sol Raye

Real Name:
Neville Marshall-Corbin
Profile:
Neville Marshall-Corbin (1946 – 31 March 2006) was a Guyanese cabaret singer, composer and recording artist who moved to England in the 1960s and originally studied acting, performing with the English Stage Company. He was born in Christianburg, Guyana.
He came to England to learn acting, studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
His singing style was reflective of Nat King Cole. A nine-time winner of the British TV talent contest Opportunity Knocks, he recorded such popular songs as "Mona Lisa", "How Sweet It Is", and "Come Home Love" and toured widely with his cabaret tribute show to Cole. He also starred in, produced and directed a television tribute to Cole, A Nightingale Sang, in 1985, in which he sang alongside the likes of Nina Simone, Will Gaines and Danny Williams. He was also an opening act for such performers as The Supremes and Eartha Kitt.
He was best known for the semi-regular role of Burt in the Black British sitcom Desmond's, as a member of The Georgetown Dreamers, a band that featured Desmond (Norman Beaton) and Raye's fellow real-life musicians Porkpie (Ram John Holder) and Vince (Count Prince Miller). Other television roles included an appearance in Runaway Bay, whilst also acted in a number of theatre productions.
Sol Raye was also the President of New Target Records, headquartered at 47c Queens Gate, London SW7 5JN.
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Artist

Albums

Sol Raye - Not Nat album art Sol Raye Not Nat (Album) Music For Pleasure UK 1969 Sell This Version
Sol Raye - Come Home Love album art Sol Raye Come Home Love (Album) Calendar (2) UK 1977 Sell This Version
Sol Raye - Mona Lisa album art Sol Raye Mona Lisa (Album) First Edition UK 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-CB 1773 Sol Raye The Evergreen Tree(7") Oriole 45-CB 1773 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-CB 1855 Sol Raye - I Love You Because album art Sol Raye I Love You Because(7") Oriole 45-CB 1855 UK 1963 Sell This Version
Sol Raye - While I'm Here album art Sol Raye While I'm Here (Single) Deram UK 1967 Sell This Version
Sol Raye - If We Were Free album art Sol Raye If We Were Free (Single) Beacon (7) Turkey 1972 Sell This Version
BEA 116 Sol Raye I've Got You, You've Got Me(7") Beacon (7) BEA 116 UK 1973 Sell This Version
SSUN 7 Sol Raye - I've Got You album art Sol Raye I've Got You(7", Single, Promo) Seven Sun SSUN 7 UK 1974 Sell This Version
DAY 104 Sol Raye - If We Were Free / Wish! album art Sol Raye If We Were Free / Wish!(7") Calendar (2) DAY 104 UK 1977 Sell This Version
OC 1001 Sol Raye - Welcome Stranger / Until Then album art Sol Raye Welcome Stranger / Until Then(7", Single) Ocean (2) OC 1001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MBX022 Sol Raye - Latin Lover/Time And The River album art Sol Raye Latin Lover/Time And The River(7", Single) Room In The Sky MBX022 UK & France Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

363 Sol Raye - A Nightingale Sang... Tribute To Nat King Cole album art Danny Williams, Valerie Masters, Nina Simone, Will Gaines, Lon Satton, Sol Raye Danny Williams, Valerie Masters, Nina Simone, Will Gaines, Lon Satton, Sol Raye - A Nightingale Sang... Tribute To Nat King Cole(DVD-V) NuTech Digital, Inc. 363 2004 Sell This Version

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