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listen  1. Cry (Album Version) 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Walkin' My Baby Back Home (Album Version) 2:20$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  3. All Of Me (Album Version) 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Whiskey And Gin (Album Version) 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Let's Walk That-A-Way (Album Version) 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Don't Blame Me (Album Version) 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Little White Cloud That Cried (Album Version) 2:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Just Walkin' In The Rain 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. (Here Am I) Broken Hearted (Album Version) 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Tell The Lady I Said Goodbye (Album Version) 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Why Should I Be Sorry (Album Version) 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Glad Rag Doll (Album Version) 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Hey There (Album Version) 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Please, Mr. Sun (Album Version) 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen16. As Time Goes By 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 3, 1991)
  • Original Release Date: September 3, 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia / Legacy
  • ASIN: B000002738
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #363,757 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Here's 16 teary tracks from Johnnie in the early '50s. All of Me; Whiskey and Gin; Walkin' My Baby Back Home; Don't Blame Me and As Time Goes By join his duet with Doris Day, Let's Walk That-A-Way .

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Beautiful songs, great sound quality.
Golden Cougar
I would highly recommend this to anyone who is curious about Johnnie Ray or looking for a "Greatest Hits" type album to bring back some memories.
Bob Schlump
As for the CD being reviewed, it's very good.
P. B. Reynolds

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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By P. B. Reynolds on September 23, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Okay, this isn't as much of a "review" as it is a general call-to-action directed at Johnnie Ray's fans. It's very sad that with all of the great stuff of his that is currently on a digital format, nobody seems to be buying any of it. His entire career is on compact disc, and yet the amazon reviews for all of his CD's combined amount to a handful. Is it just that nobody knows who he is? If that's the case, I urge all of you, please share this music with people!

There's no excuse for this legend to fade away just because of historical revisionism in the musical community. Get your kids to listen to this, and your GRAND-kids! This man moved an entire generation with his music, and there's no reason that he can't do it again, but people have to learn about him. I know first-hand how seldom heard the name Johnnie Ray is. I myself only discovered him about four years ago when I was in High School.

Through a magnificent twist of fate, I was sent home early from school after twisting my ankle, and while sitting in the car that afternoon (waiting for my dad to finish some errands), I nearly bolted out of my seat as a cool, smoky, and effortless voice crooned "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" from the radio that was tuned in to our local Oldies but Goodies station. It made an instant mark on me, but I still had no idea who this guy was. I had to search the internet for hours just to find information on this amazing voice, and when I learned of Johnnie Ray's tumultuous rise to fame (he easily caused more media scandal than Elvis), it was a shock to find out that this man is practically unknown today.

People, I beseech you, don't let this music go unheard one day longer. It has the power to move young people just as it does Johnnie's die-hard fans.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By patricia m dryburgh on December 7, 1999
Format: Audio CD
For those of you who have ever skipped around on several records to hear these songs, or have none of Johnnie's music,this classic is your collection! From "Cry","Whiskey and Gin","Tell The Lady I Said Goodbye", right through to a fabulous version of "As Time Goes By", each track is a gem. If you've ever wondered why Johnnie is still marvelled at, this is your answer. Fabulous! You'll listen to every track, appreciating them more every time you play this CD.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 5, 2003
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I have been a fan of Johnnie Ray since I was fifteen and among all DC I have bought of him, this one is the best of them all. The quality of the sound is number one and the selection of the 16 tunes on it was so well choosen that you get exactly all the songs that made him so popular. I recommand this DC for a gift as well as a personal remembrance.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I love this CD. I took the CD to my hairdresser to listen to while getting my hair done. He loved it too, especially "Cry", a true classic. I'm ordering one for him per his request. He wanted to keep mine - NO WAY! Besides "CRY" I also love the songs mentioned by another reviewer "Tell the Lady I said Goodbye", "Whiskey and Gin", "Glad Rag Doll" and of course "Please Mr. Sun". Great stuff!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Bob Schlump on October 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Johnnie Ray was a very talented singer and these 16 songs attest to that strength. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is curious about Johnnie Ray or looking for a "Greatest Hits" type album to bring back some memories. You can draw a fine line between Elvis and Johnnie as far as their singing and personal lives...why Johnnie doesn't get more credit as a pre-rock/post Sinatra is because he was an absolutely scandalous person. If you are looking for a serious musician with a powerful voice in an early fifties style, this is your man. Minus one star for the novelty songs on this album (I'll admit I sing along though).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Grace A Bell on February 16, 2003
Format: Audio CD
My cousins went to school with Johnny Ray at Franklin High School in Portland, Oregon. It was well known that he was close to being deaf. I find it utterly amazing to hear the music he performed...when he could hear very little ! To me he was one of the better singers in the 50's...
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Johnnie Ray was one of the very few huge stars of the 20th century who TRULY knew how to reach his audience and touch them with his great music. He sang and played piano beautifully--but there was something more. When he sings songs on this CD like "As Time Goes By," "Cry," "Walking My Baby Back Home," and "The Little White Cloud That Cried," I am stirred and I feel excited by his music. There's almost a unique energy and level of excitement in Johnnie's voice that literally begs for your attention and emotional involvement with each and every song he performs on this CD. There's also a very well done duet by Johnnie and Doris Day on this CD entitled "Let's Walk That-A-Way."

The recordings here are mono; but you'd never know it. The quality of the digital remastering by Larry Keyes is excellent and the musical arrangements are beautifully executed. Johnnie voice sounds like he's right there in your living room. After listening to this CD I will buy more of his CDs and I already feel sorry for myself that I never got to see him perform in person!

I notice another reviewer writes that Johnnie is not remembered as well as he should be remembered. I strongly agree. Indeed, Johnnie was one of the first authentic rock and roll artists in that he performed using African American rhythm and blues while accentuating each part of the important words in the song. For example, listen to the song "Cry" and notice how Johnnie sings the word "cry" as "cah-ry." Awesome! Oh sure, Johnnie was sometimes made fun of because of his flamboyant style on stage; but the total emotional commitment he made to all his work could never have been anything except a great asset. His paychecks reflected that talent, too!
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