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EU collection from the Country/Bluegrass legend. Wade Ray never achieved the fame of Bob Wills or Spade Cooley, but he was a true musician's musician and a key member of Willie Nelson's backing group for years. Wade Ray played hot swing fiddle, and he was a versatile vocalist who shone on Jazz, Country, Pop and even Rock numbers. This collection captures his flawless, often explosive approach to swing. It didn't hurt that his accompanists on record included Speedy West, Jimmy Bryant, Noel Boggs, Billy Liebert, Chet Atkins, and Owen Bradley. In the past, Ray's best work has never been properly reissued. Now at last, this collection gives the man, who died in 1998, his due. The set includes liner notes by Rich Kienzle and a detailed discography. Bear Family.