Born April 10, 1930 in Dixons Mills, Alabama, Raymond Clinton Agee contracted polio at age 4 and subsequently was severely handicapped. That did not keep him from pursuing a musical career. After his family had relocated to Los Angeles, he and his brothers attached themselves to a gospel quartet to learn the trade at the source, so to speak. During the 50's an 60's Ray recorded for various labels without ever gaining the recognition he definitely deserved.
His most popular recording was the remake of "Tin Pan Alley" in 1963.
"Ray Agee slowly slipped away from the music business in the early '70s. Reportedly, he died around 1990." (all music.com)