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DescriptionJohn Alvin Ray (1927-90) Signed and Inscribed Photo, "To Mande, My Secret Love! Many Kisses, doll! Johnnie", 8 x 10, Columbia Records/General Artists Corp. close up portrait, by the American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Highly popular for most of the 1950s, Ray has been cited by critics as a major precursor to what became rock and roll, for his jazz and blues-influenced music and his animated stage personality. He rose quickly from obscurity in the United States with the release of his debut album,Johnnie Ray (1952), as well as with a 78 rpm single, both of whose sides reached the Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1952: "Cry" and "The Little White Cloud That Cried". In fine condition.