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Ray Evans

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.

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,

Evans, Ray. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 28, 2023, from

"Evans, Ray." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 March 2023.

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