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

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

Instruments & Performance

Raymond Donnez - Johnny Chante Hallyday album art Johnny Hallyday Johnny Hallyday - Johnny Chante Hallyday (Album) Philips Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Raymond Donnez - Sylvie A L'Olympia album art Sylvie Vartan Sylvie Vartan - Sylvie A L'Olympia (Album) RCA Japan 1970 Sell This Version
Raymond Donnez - Aux USA album art Righi* Righi* - Aux USA (Single) Polydor France 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
Raymond Donnez - Wednesday's Child album art Thomas F. Browne* Thomas F. Browne* - Wednesday's Child (Album) Vertigo 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
Raymond Donnez - Il Fait Beau, Il Fait Bon album art Claude François Claude François - Il Fait Beau, Il Fait Bon (Album) Able 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
Raymond Donnez - Precious Love album art Dimitri* Dimitri* - Precious Love (Single) Polydor 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(LP, Album) Disques Flèche 6450 504 France 1973 Sell This Version
Raymond Donnez - Crystal Grass album art Crystal Grass Crystal Grass - Crystal Grass (Album) Philips France 1974 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
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
7486 123 Raymond Donnez - Volume 4 album art 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
Raymond Donnez - Dance Up A Storm album art Crystal Grass Featuring Steve Leach Crystal Grass Featuring Steve Leach - Dance Up A Storm (Album) Philips Greece 1976 Sell This Version
Raymond Donnez - Flagrant Délit album art Johnny Hallyday Johnny Hallyday - Flagrant Délit (Album) Philips 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
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
Raymond Donnez - Golden Tears album art Sumeria Sumeria - Golden Tears (Album) Polydor France 1977 Sell This Version
Raymond Donnez - Judas album art Sphinx (4) Sphinx (4) - Judas (Album) Polydor, Raal Canada 1977 Sell This Version
Raymond Donnez - Love And Kisses album art Love And Kisses* Love And Kisses* - Love And Kisses (Album) Casablanca, Casablanca France 1977 Sell This Version
3222 101 Sumeria Sumeria - Golden Tears(Cass) Polydor 3222 101 France 1977 Sell This Version
Raymond Donnez - Alexandrie Alexandra album art Claude François Claude François - Alexandrie Alexandra (Single, Maxi) Disques Flèche Madagascar 1978 Sell This Version
Raymond Donnez - Romeo & Juliet album art Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra - Romeo & Juliet (Album) Ibis (3) Canada 1978 Sell This Version