Johnnie was an awesome singer and song stylist and major, major star just before Elvis broke through.
He was also somewhat openly bi-sexual and suffered for it in his life and career.
More info here Johnnie Ray International Fan Club site
and here Wicki knows all
Here are some songs that I'm posting for drunken_hedghog, but please feel free to share the love.
Cry His biggest hit!
Walking My Baby Back Home My favorite version of this song (sorry Nat "King" Cole). I love doing this for Karaoke, especially when I sing, "Just when I try to straighten my tie-a, she wants to borrow my comb."
Just Walking In The Rain
Glad Rag Doll
Such A Night Much better, and hotter than the Elvis version.