Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on Feb 27, 2009
Johnnie Ray was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist who enjoyed major popularity for most of the 1950s. He has been cited by many critics as a major precursor of what would become rock and roll. His jazz and blues-influenced music and his animated stage persona made him one of the first teen idols. In 1951 his Cry and The Little White Cloud That Cried both reached #1 on the Billboard charts. In March, 1952, he had three songs at once in the Billboard Top Ten. His cover of Nat King Coles "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" reached #4 on the Billboard charts. His last major hit was "Just Walkin' in the Rain" in 1956. This selection reached #3 in 1952 and was one of several that employed the backing of The Four Lads.