Raymond Bernard Evans (February 4, 1915 – February 15, 2007) was an American songwriter. He was a partner in a composing and songwriting duo with Jay Livingston, known for the songs they composed for films. Evans wrote the lyrics and Livingston the music for the songs.
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Birth and Death Data: Born February 4, 1915 (Salamanca), Died February 15, 2007 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-062793||10-in.||3/31/1941||G'bye now||Marilyn Duke ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||MBS-092521||10-in.||before 11/24/1950||Mil violines||Orquesta Luis Arcaraz||Instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||MBS-092522||10-in.||before 11/24/1950||Mona Lisa||Orquesta Luis Arcaraz||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||MBS-092597||10-in.||before 1/16/1951||Mil violines||Los Tres Diamantes||Male vocal and instrumental trio||songwriter|
|Victor||MBS-092779||10-in.||before 4/17/1951||Mona Lisa||Pérez Prado Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||E0FB-3651||10-in.||5/24/1950||Querida mía||Trio Guadalajara||Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D5VB-1322||10-in.||12/28/1945||Let's go home||Charlie Spivak Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D6VB-3142||10-in.||12/16/1946||Beside you||Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Freddy Martin||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-1106||10-in.||10/27/1947||Dream girl||Garry Stevens ; Tex Beneke Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2035||10-in.||11/14/1947||Golden earrings||Charlie Spivak Orchestra ; Irene Daye||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-3046||10-in.||12/28/1947||Cincinnati||Ray McKinley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Evans, Ray," accessed March 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109276.
Evans, Ray. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109276.
"Evans, Ray." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Evans, Ray, 1915-2007 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no92009094
Wikidata: Ray Evans - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q526861
MusicBrainz: Ray Evans - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/0d25545d-a217-4fe1-ad30-bf77aecbc0fd
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