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Don Raye

Don Raye

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birthday
16th
March, 1909
Death
29th
January, 1985
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

Don Raye (born Donald MacRae Wilhoite Jr., March 16, 1909 – January 29, 1985) was an American songwriter, best known for his songs for The Andrews Sisters such as “Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar”, “The House of Blue Lights”, “Just for a Thrill” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” The latter was co-written with Hughie Prince.
While known for such wordy novelty numbers, he also wrote the lyrics to “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” a simple, poetic lament of unusual power. He also composed the song “(That Place) Down the Road a Piece,” one of his boogie woogie songs, which has a medium bright boogie tempo. It was written for the Will Bradley Orchestra, who recorded it in 1940, but the song was destined to become a rock and roll standard, recorded by The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Foghat, Amos Milburn, Harry Gibson, and countless others. In 1940, he wrote the lyrics for the patriotic song “This Is My Country”.
In 1985, Don Raye was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Birth Name

Donald MacRae Wilhoite Jr.

Origin

Washington, D.C., U.S.

Name

Don Raye

Nationality

United States of America

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