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Posted by Tom Masa (+2042) 7 years ago
Ray Price
Country Crooner died yesterday. He was 87.

[This message has been edited by Tom Masa (12/17/2013)]
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Posted by Becky Gergen (+415) 7 years ago
We were fortunate to attend a concert of his at the Alberta Bair about 5-7 years ago. We really enjoyed his music and were glad we went.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17328) 7 years ago
Ray Price was one of the last great country singers. Who's left now? Merle? Willie?

God speed, Ray.
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Posted by Gene Larson (+271) 7 years ago
I met Ray backstage when the radio station I worked for in Seattle brought him to town. We teased him because he went from "honkytonk" to "Countrypolitan" (with an orchestra). But I really liked most everything he did.....especially "FOR THE GOOD TIMES."
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Posted by Bill Zook (+497) 7 years ago
Your teasing was right on the mark, He is considered to be the leader into what became the Nashville sound, which gave a dimension to the traditional honkytonk music by adding violins and other "classical" instruments into his music. Crossover music owes its roots to him and Eddy Arnold in my opinion.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1607) 7 years ago
Also dead:



Billy Jack
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+797) 7 years ago
Shucks.
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