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Ray Parker Jr.

, *1954 US, Detroit
Singer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Ray Erskine Parker Jr.

b. 1 May 1954 in Detroit, Michigan. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer. Graduate of Northwestern High School in 1972. In the mid-1970's, he was involved in Love Unlimited Orchestra with Barry White. He formed the group Raydio in 1977. Do not confuse Ray Parker Jr. with Ray Parker who is a Canadian composer known for his soundtrack of 'Les Aventures De Tintin'.

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Synthesizer
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Ghostbusters on Greatest Hits by Ray Parker Jr.
Ghostbusters on Ghostbusters [2016] by Various Artists
A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) on A Woman Needs Love by Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio
Ghostbusters - Instrumental Version on Ghostbusters [1984] by Various Artists
The Past on After Dark by Ray Parker Jr.
The Other Woman on The Other Woman by Ray Parker Jr.
Still in the Groove on A Woman Needs Love by Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio
It's Time to Party Now on Two Places at the Same Time by Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio
Just Havin' Fun on The Other Woman by Ray Parker Jr.
Jack and Jill on Greatest Hits by Ray Parker Jr.

Track list and 30sec audio provided by


Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
For Those Who Like To Groove (The Essential Ray Parker Jr. And Raydio)Ray Parker Jr. And Raydio2017Compil.
Woman Out Of Control / Sex And The Single ManRay Parker Jr.2015Compil.
GhostbustersRay Parker Jr.2015Single
Playlist: The Very Best Of Ray Parker Jr.Ray Parker Jr.2014Compil.
Ghostbusters (Stay Puft Edition)Ray Parker Jr. / Run-DMC2014Compil.
Greatest HitsRay Parker Jr.2013Compil.
I'm Free!Ray Parker Jr.2006Album
The Heritage CollectionRay Parker Jr.2000Compil.
The Best OfRay Parker Jr.1998Compil.
Greatest HitsRay Parker Jr.1993Compil.
I Love You Like You AreRay Parker Jr.1991Album
Girl I Saw YouRay Parker Jr.1991Single
She Needs To Get SomeRay Parker Jr.1991Single
The Best Of Ray Parker Jr. & RaydioRay Parker Jr. & Raydio1990Compil.
The Other Woman / Girl You Need A Change Of MindRay Parker Jr. / Eddie Kendricks1990Album
Over YouRay Parker Jr.1988Single
Ghostbusters / Jack & Jill / You Can't Change ThatRay Parker Jr. / Raydio1988Album
Greatest HitsRay Parker Jr.1988Single
Love AffairRay Parker Jr.1988Compil.
You Shoulda Kept A SpareRay Parker Jr.1988Album
Dinner With Gershwin / I Don't Think That Man Should Sleep AloneDonna Summer / Ray Parker Jr.1987Single
Promo - Disco N° 40 - InternacionalStephanie Mills, Levert, Ray Parker Jr., Colonel Abrams1987Compil.
I Don't Think That Man Should Sleep AloneRay Parker Jr.1987Single
After DarkRay Parker Jr.1987Album
One Sunny Day / Dueling Bikes From QuicksilverRay Parker Jr. and Helen Terry1986Single
I've Been Diggin' YouRay Parker Jr.1985Single
Sex And The Single ManRay Parker Jr.1985Album
Girls Are More FunRay Parker Jr.1985Single
One Sided Love AffairRay Parker Jr.1985Single
Ghostbusters / European Queen (No More Love On The Run) (Special Mix)Ray Parker Jr. / Billy Ocean1984Album
JamieRay Parker Jr.1984Single
Los Cazafantasmas/Puedo Esperar Por SiempreRay Parker Jr., Air Supply1984Single
Pure DynamiteJermaine Jackson, Kashif, Billy Ocean, Hugh Masekela, Ray Parker Jr.1984Compil.
Ghostbusters / Due Anime In PenaRay Parker Jr. / Gianni Togni1984Single
ChartbustersRay Parker Jr.1984Compil.
GhostbustersRay Parker Jr.1984Single
Ghostbusters (Cazadores De Fantasmas)Ray Parker Jr.1984Single
Woman Out Of ControlRay Parker Jr.1983Album
Woman Out Of ControlRay Parker Jr.1983Single
In The Heat Of The Night / N2U2Ray Parker Jr.1983Single
I Still Can't Get Over Loving YouRay Parker Jr.1983Album
The Other WomanRay Parker Jr.1982Album
Greatest HitsRay Parker Jr.1982Compil.
Let Me GoRay Parker Jr.1982Single
You Can't Change ThatRay Parker Jr.1982Album
Christmas Time Is HereRay Parker Jr.1982Single
Deluxe Package '82Ray Parker Jr. And Raydio1982Compil.
Bad BoyRay Parker Jr.1982Single
The Other WomanRay Parker Jr.1982Single
It's Our Own Affair / Just Havin' FunRay Parker Jr.1982Single
The People Next Door / StreetloveRay Parker Jr.1982Single
It's Your Night / Old ProRay Parker Jr. And Raydio1981Single
UntitledRay Parker Jr. & Raydio1981Album
What's You Doing To MeRay Parker Jr.1981Album
A Woman Needs LoveRay Parker Jr. And Raydio1981Album
A Woman Needs LoveRay Parker Jr.1981Single
Two Places At The Same TimeRay Parker Jr. And Raydio1980Album
Can't Keep From Cryin'Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio1980Single
It's Time To Party Now / Don't Let Go / Jump To The Beat / Stay The NightRay Parker Jr. / Tony Orlando / Stacy Lattisaw / Billy Ocean1957Album
You're The One (You're My Number One) / Still In The GrooveKatie Kissoon / Ray Parker Jr.Album
It's Time To Party Now / She's So DivineRay Parker Jr. And Raydio / The LimitAlbum
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