Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Bear Family Records presents Tell Laura I Love Her, a collection of Ray Peterson's RCA and Dunes masters. Included on the 31-track CD are two composed by Jeff Barry - the title cut, "Tell Laura I Love Her," Jeff's first hit as a songwriter; and "Give Us Your Blessings," which was later recorded by The Shangri-La's. Ray's emotional renditions of both songs will move all but the most jaded listeners to tears! The digipac includes a 44-page booklet featuring a biography by Johnny Vallis (generously sprinkled with quotes from Jeff and from Ray's widow, Claudia Peterson); rare photos; and a discography by Richard Weize.
Vallis's comprehensive bio is a pleasure to read, and the sound quality on the CD is excellent ... two thumbs up on this one!