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High Drama: The Real Johnnie Ray

Johnnie Ray was best known in the ’50s for the lachrymose ”Cry,” but High Drama: The Real Johnnie Ray makes him sound surprisingly contemporary. He had the smooth delivery of a saloon singer, but underneath ran a deep vein of raw psychosexual angst. Think of him as the bridge between Sinatra and grunge — or Kurt Cobain in a tux. A-

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