The Rays (2)

The Rays (2)

Real Name:
Harold Miller, Walter Ford, Davey Jones, Harry James
Profile:
Doo-wop quartet

Formed in New York in 1955, active in the 1950s.
They first recorded for Chess Records. Their biggest hit single was "Silhouettes," a moderately-slow doo-wop piece of pop music that reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1957, released on XYZ Records (and picked up by Cameo Records for national distribution). It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The song was written by Bob Crewe and Frank Slay, Jr. Also on XYZ, they had a minor hit with "Magic Moon".
This song was also released by The Diamonds in 1957 reaching #10 on the charts and later released in a slightly faster cover version by Herman's Hermits in the 1965, reaching #5 on the U.S. charts.. "Silhouettes" was also covered by Bob Dylan, but still unreleased, from his Basement Tapes sessions in the late 1960s.
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The Rays (2) Discography Tracks

Albums

5000 The Rays (2) Silhouettes(CD-ROM, Mono) XYZ 5000 Canada 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Rays (2) Tippity Top / Moo-Goo-Gai-Pan Chess US 1956 Sell This Version
The Rays (2) Silhouettes / Daddy Cool (Single) Cameo Canada 1957 Sell This Version
HL-U.8505 The Rays (2) Silhouettes / Daddy Cool(Shellac, 10") London American Recordings HL-U.8505 UK 1957 Sell This Version
1678 The Rays (2) Second Fiddle / How Long Must I Wait (For You)(7") Chess 1678 US 1957 Sell This Version
The Rays (2) Rendezvous / Triangle (Single) Cameo US 1958 Sell This Version
The Rays (2) Souvenirs Of Summertime (Single) XYZ (3) US 1958 Sell This Version
C133 The Rays (2) Rags To Riches / The Man Above(7", Single) Cameo C133 US 1958 Sell This Version
5120 The Rays (2) The Rays(7", EP, Mono) Chess 5120 US 1958 Sell This Version
45-605 The Rays (2) Mediterranean Moon(7") XYZ (3) 45-605 US 1959 Sell This Version
The Rays (2) Magic Moon (Claire De Lune) (Single) XYZ (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
#45-608-V The Rays (2) Silver Starlight / Old Devil Moon(7", Single) XYZ (3) #45-608-V US 1960 Sell This Version
Hal Miller And The Rays (2) Hal Miller And The Rays (2) - An Angel Cried / Hope, Faith And Dreams (Single) Topix US 1961 Sell This Version
The Rays (2) Featuring Hal Miller The Rays (2) Featuring Hal Miller - Love Another Girl / Sad Saturday (Single) Amy US 1964 Sell This Version
806 The Rays (2) / The Orlons The Rays (2) / The Orlons - Silhouettes / Don't Hang Up(7", RE) Million Seller 806 US Unknown Sell This Version
L 1004 The Rays (2) Featuring Hal Miller The Rays (2) Featuring Hal Miller - Are You Happy Now (Yeah Yeah Song) / Bright Brown Eyes(7", Single) Perri Records L 1004 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

XYZ 100 The Rays (2) The Rays (LP, Comp) XYZ Records XYZ 100 US 1990 Sell This Version

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