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DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

From RAY KENNEDY (bonus track)

Written by Ray Kennedy & Jack Conrad

December 2014 saw the cd rerelease of the late Ray Kennedy’s (November 26, 1946 – February 16, 2014) 1980 self-titled album on the worthy US independent label, Real Gone Music. Produced by David Foster, Ray Kennedy already appeared on cd in Japan around 2002, but what makes the Real Gone Music edition worth having is the inclusion of precious bonus material. There are alternate versions of two songs recorded prior to Foster’s involvement, the rocking “It Never Crossed My Mind” and the gorgeous ballad “Just For The Moment.”

YOU OUGHTA KNOW BY NOW

from YOU OUGHTA KNOW BY NOW (single)

written by David Foster, Ray Kennedy & Jack Conrad

On February 16, 2014, veteran singer/songwriter Ray Kennedy died at the age of 67. Born Raymond Louis Kennedy, he had a long and respected career in the music business that goes back to early sixties. Kennedy could be heard  backing up legends like Otis Redding and Little Richard. He also played tenor saxophone alongside jazz greats including Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie and Gene Krupa.

JUST FOR THE MOMENT

From JUST FOR THE MOMENT/ISN’T IT TIME? (single)
Written by Ray Kennedy & Jack Conrad

Ray Kennedy is a veteran pop/rock singer/songwriter best known for his tenure with the super group KGB together with legendary guitarist Mike Bloomfield, keyboardist Barry Goldberg and drummer Carmine Appice. In the Seventies, Kennedy collaborated with many rock icons including Jeff Beck and Dave Mason with whom he wrote several songs. One such song was “Sail On Sailor,” co-written with Brian Wilson that became a big hit for the Beach Boys.

MY EVERLASTING LOVE

From RAY KENNEDY
Written by David Foster and Ray Kennedy

One of the most loved songs on Bill Champlin’s classic Runaway album is a soft, gorgeous ballad entitled “Tonight Tonight”.