Ray McKinley

Ray McKinley (June 18, 1910 – May 7, 1995) was an American jazz drummer, singer, and bandleader. He played drums and later led the Major Glenn Miller Army Air Forces Orchestra in Europe. He also led the new Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1956.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 18, 1910 (Fort Worth), Died May 7, 1995 (Largo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1962

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums, vocalist, leader, composer, songwriter, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 315 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D5VB-1119 10-in. 9/5/1945 My guy's come back Russ Case Orchestra ; Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D6VB-3543 10-in. 12/30/1946 Hoodle addle Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-2818 10-in. 12/17/1947 A man could be a wonderful thing Marcy Lutes ; Ray McKinley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
Victor D7VB-2819 10-in. 12/17/1947 Mumbo jumbo in your gumbo Ray McKinley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader, composer  
Victor D7VB-2820 10-in. 12/17/1947 Airizay Ray McKinley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Victor D7VB-3045 10-in. 12/28/1947 Bahama mama Ray McKinley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader, composer  
Victor D7VB-3046 10-in. 12/28/1947 Cincinnati Ray McKinley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
Victor D7VB-3047 10-in. 12/28/1947 Put 'em in a box, tie 'em with a ribbon (and throw 'em in the deep blue sea) Ray McKinley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
Victor D7VB-3048 10-in. 12/28/1947 Tambourine Ray McKinley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-3049 10-in. 12/28/1947 You can't run away from love Marcy Lutes ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-3050 10-in. 12/28/1947 What did I do Ray McKinley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
Victor D7VB-3073 10-in. 12/29/1947 The morning glory road Arthur Malvin ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-3074 10-in. 12/29/1947 All the way from San Jose Arthur Malvin ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-3109 10-in. 12/31/1947 For heaven's sake Marcy Lutes ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-3110 10-in. 12/31/1947 My kinda love Ray McKinley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-3111 10-in. 12/31/1947 You came a long way (from St. Louis) Ray McKinley ; Some of the boys Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, leader  
Victor D8VB-4141 10-in. 12/28/1948 Sunflower Jean Friley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D8VB-4142 10-in. 12/28/1948 Little Jack Frost get lost Jean Friley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Female-male vocal duet, with male vocal group and jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0195 10-in. 2/9/1949 Missouri walking preacher (with a little book in his hand) Ray McKinley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
Victor D9VB-0196 10-in. 2/9/1949 Similau (see-me-lo) Ray McKinley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
Decca 38301 10-in. 8/14/1934 Heat wave The Dorsey Brothers instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 38302 10-in. 8/14/1934 By heck The Dorsey Brothers instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 38303 10-in. 8/15/1934 Stop, look and listen The Dorsey Brothers instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 38304 10-in. 8/15/1934 I'm gettin' sentimental over you The Dorsey Brothers instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 38307 10-in. 8/15/1934 Long may we love The Dorsey Brothers instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 315 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McKinley, Ray," accessed May 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/206600.

McKinley, Ray. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/206600.

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