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Encyclopedia > Don Raye

Don Raye (March 16, 1909 - January 29, 1985) was an American Vaudevillian and songwriter, best known for his songs for the Andrews Sisters such as "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar" and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Born Donald MacRae Wilhoite Jr, he later changed his name to Donald Raye. The Andrews Sisters on the cover of the reissue collection The Best of the Andrew Sisters: The Millennium Collection. ... Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, a song about a young bugler being drafted into the U.S. Army, was one of the major hits by the Andrews Sisters. ...


Raye started his career as a Dancer, going on to win the "Virginia State Dancing Championship." He started work in Vaudeville as a "song and dance man" often writing his own songs for his act. In 1935 he started work as a songwriter, collaberating with composers Samuel Cahn and Saul Chaplin, and Saxophonist Jimmie Lunceford. Vaudeville is a style of multi-act theatre which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ... Saul Chaplin (born February 19, 1912 - died November 15, 1997) was one of Hollywoods preeminent composers and musical directors. ... Alto saxophone The alto saxophone is a variety of the saxophone, a family of woodwind instruments invented by Adolphe Sax. ... James Melvin Jimmie Lunceford (June 6, 1902–July 12, 1947) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader of the swing era. ...

Raye went on to work largely with the Andrews Sisters in the 1930's. He joined the Army in 1931, and served in World War 2. Upon his return he resumed songwriting in Hollywood and worked alongside Gene de Paul at Universal Studios. He wrote original songs for Walt Disney's The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad as well as A Song is Born. The Andrews Sisters on the cover of the reissue collection The Best of the Andrew Sisters: The Millennium Collection. ... German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ... ... Composer of the songs and dances for the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. ... The current Universal Studios logo Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal, has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los Angeles and Burbank. ... Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966), was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, and animator. ... The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. ...


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RAYE There's not a hell of a lot that we *can* do, unless you'd care to try and coax her out of the Cat-Fist, which will allow the demon to regenerate and kill us all.
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