Frances Favorite 45's
Another label from Washington, thanks Howdy! The song really sort of bounces along merrily for someone singing about being broken hearted doesn't it?Here's an excerpt from Ray's obit from the The Dalles Chronicle, November 7, 2003 (the Dalles is on the Columbia river in northern Oregon) "John Raymond “Ray” Pridie, 71, a resident of The Dalles, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003 at a Hillsboro hospital following a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a professional musician, and had backed such country music luminaries as Ray Price, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson and others on guitar. He later played most of the venues in the mid-Columbia area as a part-time job while working for several auto dealerships as a vehicle transporterHe had owned and operated several used merchandise outlets, the last being “Trader Slim’s” in the Westgate Shopping Center."His Mom lived in Blain a stones throw from Bellingham so maybe theres a tie in to the label there.
Do you have : CAR (WA) 45 - 106 Lucky Lee "Loos Like You Don't Care"? If so I would like to here it.
I had a copy of this record until recently. I'm originally from The Dalles, OR. Ray's son and 2 daughters were the new kids when I started 3rd grade at Chenowith Primary School. The girls brought a box full of their Dad's 45's to school to give away. I learned the 2 songs later when I took up guitar. I never met Ray Pridie until the mid 80's. He was playing as a single act with a drum machine that also triggered bass and rhythm chord parts. By this time I was playing bass and sat in with him on a rather slow night in the little club he was playing. I talked him in to playing the 2 songs on this record and he wasn't sure if he wanted to; he hadn't played them in some time, but was flattered I remembered them, so we played them. Just a few years ago, we had a Wahtonka High School reunion and his daughters were there. My old HS rock band happened to be playing and we decided to try one the songs and played it for them. It was quite an emotional moment as they had been kind of enstranged from their Dad due to divorce. A really great memory for me; R.I.P. Ray...........Jeff Woodcock
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