Monday, June 16, 2014

Ray Agee -- "It's Hard To Explain"

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)


4 comments:

Marc said...

Thanks for posting one of my favorite soul blues singers.

Here you can listen to a special treat

http://tinyurl.com/yhjca36

Enjoy and...later

Marc

Raggedy said...

Marc, thank you so much -- but that link just doesn't work for me.

Marc said...

http://www.killuglyradio.com/2009/10/26/frank-zappa-on-kpfa-fm-los-angeles-circa-1970/

I hope this will work for you.

See you

Marc

Raggedy said...

Finally, I got it to work. This is a great recording. Effortless, pure blues. I love it. Thanks again.