Ray Smith (rockabilly singer)
|Born||October 30, 1934|
|Died||November 29, 1979(aged 45)|
|Genres||Rock and roll, Rockabilly, R&B, C&W|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician|
Various independent record labels
|Associated acts||Ray Smith and the Country Boys (1956)|
|Website||Ray Smith's Rockabilly Hall of Fame page|
Smith recorded for Vee-Jay Records, Tollie Records, Smash Records, and Sun Records during his career, and had a hit with the song "Rockin' Little Angel" in 1960 on Judd Records. "Rockin' Little Angel" took a portion of its melody from the 1844 song "Buffalo Gals". The record sold over one million copies, earning a gold disc. Smith often recorded material written by Charlie Rich, and was heavily influenced by Elvis Presley.
Smith gave a concert at "Karregat" Hall in Eindhoven on April 21, 1979. It is recorded on an album called "The Rocking Side" and released by a Dutch label (Rockhouse, LP 7909).