January 10, 1927 Happy Birthday Johnnie Ray!
We’re in the country tonight so I’ve only got a minute (gotta get back to tending that fire!)
I worked with Johnnie Ray, musical directing his NYC show not long before he passed away — in fact it might have been his last gig. Can’t remember the name of the club. It was on 28th street and had tapas. Somewhere around 1989 or 1990. Ring a bell? Anyway, all I remember of that gig is that the first night of the run I had over 103 fever and my doc told me not to go, but that was not an option. I had Norman Gold on 2nd keyboard.
Ok. Happy birthday JR! And now, I must go play with the fire and my wife.
Here’s CRY! (I pre-recorded a few videos this morning at home to get me through the weekend in PA where the internet is not always up to speed!)