RAY PRICE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 160116
Sale Price $216.00
Black and white publicity photograph shown smiling into the camera, wearing a suit and tie
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To David/Best Wishes/Ray Price". B/w, 7¾x9¾. Minor surface creases (most not evident head on), one at eyebrow. Staple impression at upper left background. Light yellow stain at mid-upper margin. Fine condition. Accompanied by Typed Letter Signed: "Claudette Davis" as Secretary to Ray Price, 1p, 8½x8. Dallas, Texas, 1977 May 19. On letterhead of Ray Price Enterprises to Mr. David Wood, Seaburn, Sunderland, Tyne-Wear, Britain. In full: "Enclosed is the autographed picture for your collection. I am pleased to send it to you and hope you will enjoy having it. Thank you for your nice letter. Sincerely yours, Ray Price Enterprises". Slightly creased. Tape remnant at mid-upper margin. Fine condition. American country and western singer, songwriter and guitarist Ray Price (1926-2013), who began singing on radio in 1948, joined the "Big D Jamboree in Dallas in 1949 and moved to Nashville in the early 1950s. When Hank Williams died, Price took over Williams' band, the Drifting Cowboys, and he had his first hit record, "Release Me" in 1954. Price, who developed the famous "Ray Price Shuffle Beat" that is heard on his hit, "Crazy Arms", also had successes with "Heartaches By the Number", "City Lights", "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You" and "Danny Boy". His No. 1 hits include "The Same Old Me", "For the Good Times", "I Won't Mention It Again", "She's Got to Be a Saint" and "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me". Price, who had songs on the country charts through 1989, then turned to gospel music. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996. Two items.
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