Raymond Donnez

Raymond Donnez

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Raymond Donnez
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Raymond Donnez is a legendary composer, arranger, conductor and musician (he plays the piano, organ and keyboards).
He has worked with Crystal Grass, Alec Costandinos, Cerrone, Leroy Gomez and many more in the disco era.

Raymond has also worked as an arranger and conductor for most of the biggest French artist of the past four decades, he is also with Ray Gimenes, Thor Baldursson and Rod Tempert
on, one of the best European arranger and orchestrator of the disco era.

Raymond Donnez, or Don Ray, was a disco producer, arranger and performer. He played keyboards on Cerrone's records "Love in C Minor", "IV", "VI", and "VIII" and released one solo album, "Garden of Love", which featured his successful single "Got to Have Loving", cowritten with Cerrone, who drummed on the track. He also produced Santa Esmeralda's hit cover of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and their third LP, "House of the Rising Sun". His single "Got To Have Loving" had cross-over success on pop radio, and charted to #44 in the Billboard Hot 100 in October 1978.

Also, was conductor in the Eurovision Song Contest in three years, 1974 (for the Monegasque entry "Celui qui reste et celui qui s'en va"), 1976 (for the Monegasque entry "Toi, la musique et moi") and 1977 (the winner of this year, the French "L'oiseau et l'enfant").
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Raymond Donnez Discography Tracks

Vocals

Rémy Bricka Rémy Bricka - La Vie En Couleur (Album) Polydor France 1977 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Johnny Hallyday Johnny Hallyday - Johnny Chante Hallyday (Album) Philips Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Sylvie Vartan Sylvie Vartan - Sylvie A L'Olympia (Album) RCA Japan 1970 Sell This Version
Claude Righi Claude Righi - Aux USA (Single) Polydor Canada 1970 Sell This Version
6010 019 Philippe Brejean Philippe Brejean - Viens(7", Single) Fontana 6010 019 France 1970 Sell This Version
Thomas F. Browne* Thomas F. Browne* - Wednesday's Child (Album) Vertigo UK 1971 Sell This Version
Claude François Claude François - Il Fait Beau, Il Fait Bon (Album) Able Canada 1971 Sell This Version
80477, XBLY 80 477 Pierre Vassiliu Pierre Vassiliu - "Attends"(LP, Album) Barclay, Barclay 80477, XBLY 80 477 France 1972 Sell This Version
6450 504 Claude François Il N'y A Que L'amour Qui Rende Heureux (as R. Donnez) Claude François - Je Viens Diner Ce Soir(LP, Album) Disques Flèche 6450 504 France 1973 Sell This Version
2001 476 Dimitri* Dimitri* - Precious Love(7", Single) Polydor 2001 476 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
Crystal Grass Crystal Grass - Crystal Grass (Album) Philips France 1974 Sell This Version
6009 446 Johnny Hallyday Johnny Hallyday - Hallyday Story 22 - 1971 - Flagrant Délit(7", Single) Philips 6009 446 France 1974 Sell This Version
ST 69 628 Yôrgos Romanos* Yôrgos Romanos* - Dans Le Grenier(LP, Album) Sonopresse, Beldone ST 69 628 France 1974 Sell This Version
7486 123 Claude François Aime-moi Ou Quitte-moi (as R. Donnez) and 1 more… Claude François - Volume 4(Cass, Comp) Impact (2) 7486 123 France 1975 Sell This Version
Crystal Grass Featuring Steve Leach Crystal Grass Featuring Steve Leach - Dance Up A Storm (Album) Philips Greece 1976 Sell This Version
Johnny Hallyday Johnny Hallyday - Flagrant Délit (Album) Philips France 1976 Sell This Version
CBS 4926 Jeane Manson My Happiness and 1 more… Jeane Manson - Les Larmes Aux Yeux / My Happiness(7", Single, Jukebox, Ltd, Promo) CBS CBS 4926 France 1976 Sell This Version
Sumeria Sumeria - Golden Tears (Album) Polydor France 1977 Sell This Version
Love And Kisses* Love And Kisses* - Love And Kisses (Album) Casablanca France 1977 Sell This Version
Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra - Romeo & Juliet (Album) Ibis (3) Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Sphinx (4) Sphinx (4) - Judas (Album) Polydor, Raal Canada 1977 Sell This Version
Claude François Claude François - Alexandrie Alexandra (Single) Disques Flèche Madagascar 1978 Sell This Version
310 051/52 Dany Saval Et Serge Prisset Dany Saval Et Serge Prisset - Pénélope (Conte Musical)(2xLP, Album) Trema 310 051/52 France 1978 Sell This Version
6172 120 Claude François Quand L'épicier Ouvre Sa Boutique (as R. Donnez) Claude François - Y'a Le Printemps Qui Chante / Quand L'épicier Ouvre Sa Boutique(7", Single) Philips 6172 120 France 1978 Sell This Version
Crystal Grass Crystal Grass - A French Disco Super Star Production (Comp) Philips Mexico 1979 Sell This Version