Raymond Donnez

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Raymond Donnez
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Born in Aulnay-sous-Bois, France on september 9th, 1942. Died on march 7th, 2019.
Raymond Donnez was a french 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 Temperton, 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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Vocals

2473 073 Raymond Donnez - La Vie En Couleur album art Rémy Bricka Rémy Bricka - La Vie En Couleur (Album) Polydor 2473 073 France 1977 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

840576 Raymond Donnez - Johnny Chante Hallyday album art Johnny Hallyday Johnny Hallyday - Johnny Chante Hallyday (Album) Philips 840576 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
2056 006 Raymond Donnez - Aux USA album art Righi* Righi* - Aux USA (Single) Polydor 2056 006 France 1970 Sell This Version
SRA-5203 Raymond Donnez - Sylvie A L'Olympia album art Sylvie Vartan Sylvie Vartan - Sylvie A L'Olympia (Album) RCA SRA-5203 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
6010 019 Raymond Donnez - Viens album art Philippe Brejean Philippe Brejean - Viens(7", Single) Fontana 6010 019 France 1970 Sell This Version
6325 250 Raymond Donnez - Wednesday's Child album art Thomas F. Browne* Thomas F. Browne* - Wednesday's Child (Album) Vertigo 6325 250 UK 1971 Sell This Version
SRA-98 Raymond Donnez - Sylvie A L'Olympia album art シルヴィ・バルタン* = Sylvie Vartan シルヴィ・バルタン* = Sylvie Vartan - Sylvie A L'Olympia(7", EP, Gat) RCA SRA-98 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
ABL.7007 Raymond Donnez - Il Fait Beau, Il Fait Bon album art Claude François Claude François - Il Fait Beau, Il Fait Bon (Album) Able ABL.7007 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
80477, XBLY 80 477 Raymond Donnez - "Attends" album art Pierre Vassiliu Pierre Vassiliu - "Attends"(LP, Album) Barclay, Barclay 80477, XBLY 80 477 France 1972 Sell This Version
2001 476 Raymond Donnez - Precious Love album art Dimitri* Dimitri* - Precious Love (Single) Polydor 2001 476 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
6450 504 Raymond Donnez - Je Viens Diner Ce Soir album art Claude François Il N'y A Que L'amour Qui Rende Heureux (as R. Donnez) Claude François - Je Viens Diner Ce Soir (Album) Disques Flèche 6450 504 France 1973 Sell This Version
6009 446 Raymond Donnez - Hallyday Story 22 - 1971 - Flagrant Délit album art Johnny Hallyday Johnny Hallyday - Hallyday Story 22 - 1971 - Flagrant Délit(7", Single) Philips 6009 446 France 1974 Sell This Version
6325 164 Raymond Donnez - Crystal Grass album art Crystal Grass Crystal Grass - Crystal Grass (Album) Philips 6325 164 France 1974 Sell This Version
ST 69 628 Raymond Donnez - Dans Le Grenier album art Yôrgos Romanos* Yôrgos Romanos* - Dans Le Grenier(LP, Album) Sonopresse, Beldone ST 69 628 France 1974 Sell This Version
CF 511 Raymond Donnez - Chante Avec Sylvie Vartan album art Sylvie Vartan Sylvie Vartan - Chante Avec Sylvie Vartan(7", EP, Liv) RCA CF 511 France 1976 Sell This Version
9120 159 Raymond Donnez - Dance Up A Storm album art Crystal Grass Featuring Steve Leach Crystal Grass Featuring Steve Leach - Dance Up A Storm (Album) Philips 9120 159 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
9 101 039 Raymond Donnez - Flagrant Délit album art Johnny Hallyday Johnny Hallyday - Flagrant Délit (Album) Philips 9 101 039 France 1976 Sell This Version
CBS 4926 Raymond Donnez - Les Larmes Aux Yeux / My Happiness album art 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
2393 166 Raymond Donnez - Judas Iscariot / Simon Peter album art Sphinx (4) Sphinx (4) - Judas Iscariot / Simon Peter (Album) Polydor, Raǎl 2393 166 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
2473 901 Raymond Donnez - Golden Tears album art Sumeria Sumeria - Golden Tears (Album) Polydor, Raǎl 2473 901 France 1977 Sell This Version
N° 90.100, 90 100 Raymond Donnez - Love And Kisses album art Love And Kisses* Love And Kisses* - Love And Kisses (Album, Single) Casablanca, Casablanca N° 90.100, 90 100 France 1977 Sell This Version
49 352, 49352 Raymond Donnez - Alexandrie Alexandra album art Claude François Claude François - Alexandrie Alexandra (Single, Maxi) Disques Flèche 49 352, 49352 Madagascar 1978 Sell This Version
6172 120 Raymond Donnez - Y'a Le Printemps Qui Chante / Quand L'épicier Ouvre Sa Boutique album art 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
IBIS-7086 Raymond Donnez - Romeo & Juliet album art Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra - Romeo & Juliet (Album) Ibis (3) IBIS-7086 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
310 051/52 Raymond Donnez - Pénélope (Conte Musical) album art Dany Saval Et Serge Prisset Dany Saval Et Serge Prisset - Pénélope (Conte Musical)(2xLP, Album) Trema 310 051/52 France 1978 Sell This Version