Johnnie Ray (album)

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Johnnie Ray
Johnnie Ray(album).jpg
Studio album by Johnnie Ray
Released 1952
Recorded October 1951 to February 1952
Genre
Label Columbia
Producer Mitch Miller
Johnnie Ray chronology
Johnnie Ray
(1952)
I Cry For You
(1955)I Cry For You1955

Johnnie Ray is the debut studio album by Johnnie Ray. The album was released as a 10-inch LP and 78 rpm and 45 rpm box set and was the first album in the history of recorded music to be released with no title.[1] The 78 rpm and 45 rpm box set of this same album simply listed "Johnnie Ray" on the spine. The album was released in 1952 on the Columbia Records label and the catalogue number was CL 6199.

Reception[edit]

In a May 3, 1952 issue of Billboard, the album was listed as the fourth best-selling 10-inch  33 13 LP in the United States.[2]

Four months later, on September 20, 1952, the record was still in the top ten Billboard sales list, ranked the fifth-best-selling 10-inch; the week prior to that, on September 13, it had been at number 7.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Blame Me"  
2. "Walkin' My Baby Back Home"  
3. "Don't Take Your Love From Me" Henry Nemo  
4. "All Of Me"  
5. "Give Me Time" Alec Wilder  
6. "The Lady Drinks Champagne"
  • Jacques Wilson
  • Alan Jeffreys
 
7. "Out In The Cold Again"  
8. "Coffee And Cigarettes"
 

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1952) Peak
position
Ref
Best Selling Pop Albums 3 [5]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
Best Selling Pop Singles
[6]
1952 "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" 6

Notes and references[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnnie Ray 10 inch LPs". JohnnieRay.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Best Selling Pop Albums". Billboard: 26. May 3, 1952 – via Google Books.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Best Selling Pop Albums". Billboard: 32. September 20, 1952 – via Google Books.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Weize 1999, p. 53.
  5. ^ "Best Selling Pop Albums". Billboard: 28. June 21, 1952 – via Google Books.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Best Selling Pop Singles". Billboard: 90. August 2, 1952 – via Google Books.  open access publication – free to read

References[edit]

  • Weize, Richard (1999). Johnnie Ray 'Cry' Discography 1951–1956 (Media notes). Bear Family. 

External links[edit]