1909-1985 US, Washington, D.C.
Songwriter of Jazz and Blues
A.k.a. Donald MacRae Wilhoite, Jr. McRae Wilhoite
American vaudevillian and songwriter. Started his career as a dancer, going on to win the "Virginia State Dancing Championship." Wilhoite started work in vaudeville as a "song and dance man" often writing his own songs for his act, where he changed his name to Don Raye. In 1935 he started work as a songwriter, collaborating with numerous composers, most notably, Gene DePaul. Other collaborators included Hughie Prince, Patricia Johnston Johnston, Harry James, Freddie Slack, Artie Shaw, Charlie Shavers and Benny Carter. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985. Born: March 16, 1909, in Washington, D.C., USA Died: January 29, 1985, in Encino, California, USA
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|The Sidewalk Shufflers / That's The One For Me||Sonny Burke And His Orchestra||1951||Album|
|The House Of Blue Lights / Cow Cow Boogie||Freddie Slack And His Orchestra And Ella Mae Morse With Don Raye||1948||Album|
|The House Of Blue Lights / Hey Mr. Postman||Freddie Slack And His Orchestra And Ella Mae Morse With Don Raye||1946||Album|