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Don Raye

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

     
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Standing in the Rain on Late Night Tales: Another Late Night - Groove Armada by Groove Armada
Just For a Thrill on Romantic Jazz by Various Artists
I'll Remember April (Live-Haig) on Portrait by Gerry Mulligan
I'll Remember April on Cool Jazz Essentials by Various Artists
I'll Remember April on Sunday Morning Jazz by Various Artists
You Don't Know What Love Is on Greatest Romantic Instrumental Ballads by Various Artists
Struttin' With some Barbecue on Traditional Jazz Favorites by Various Artists
This Is My Country on Our Honor, Our Country by Various Artists
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy on I Wanna Go Back by The Ohio State University Marching Band
I'll Remember April on West Coast Jazz: The Heat Is On by Various Artists

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
The Sidewalk Shufflers / That's The One For MeSonny Burke And His Orchestra1951Album
The House Of Blue Lights / Cow Cow BoogieFreddie Slack And His Orchestra And Ella Mae Morse With Don Raye1948Album
The House Of Blue Lights / Hey Mr. PostmanFreddie Slack And His Orchestra And Ella Mae Morse With Don Raye1946Album
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