High School Confidential - Ray Brown & The Whispers - Headin For The Top (Vinyl, LP)
Label: Calendar Records (2) - R66-49 • Format: Vinyl LP, Mono • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock • Style: Beat
The focus was on Ray Brown, who became a major star of the Australian pop scene. with a series of hit singles, including, "Pride", "Fool, Fool, Fool", and "20 Miles". Ray Brown & The Whispers ranked with Normie Rowe, The Aztecs and the Easybeats as one of the hottest acts in the country. They made regular appearances on all the major pop TV shows.
The group is Ray Brown & the Whispers and the album is titled n- Hits and More n- This CD album was only released in on the Raven label and has the identifying code of RVCD It is another of the fantastic releases by Raven that capture the music of a period that was instrumental in Australian music formation.5/5(5).
From the outset, Ray and The Whispers distinguished themselves as a top-notch performing unit, both live and on record, and they thoroughly road-tested all their material. In retrospect their only real weakness, as far as a long-term career was concerned, was that there were no writers in the group (unlike The Easybeats, The Blue Jays and their labelmates The Bee Gees).
Ray Brown & the Whispers were in the vanguard of the first wave of Australian beat pop, from , and were one of the more successful and celebrated bands in the country. With his boyish good looks & considerable charm, singer Ray Brown ranked alongside Max Merritt, Tony Worsley, Stevie Wright, Billy Thorpe, and Normie Rowe in popularity.
The Whispers. I've Got No Time. Under the stewardship of Bess Berman, New York's Apollo Records recruited a wealth of fine vocal groups, even though most of them came into the fold and left quickly without scoring a hit.
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