The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 26

The Ray-O-Vacs

Today spotlight on one of the obscurest groups that I know of - the Ray-O-Vacs. Curiously named after a battery brand, this group did attract audiences at gigs - they even won a prestigious Pittsburgh popularity prize - but their records didn't sell. Information is difficult to get and the most basic information - like who is that great saxophone player - seems to be unknown.

The Ray-O-Vacs had a very own style that wasn't loud, shouting or rocking - but it was absolutely cool. Listen today to the Legends of the Rocking Dutchman and I'm sure you'll agree that this group deserved more exposure than they got.



  1. The Ray-O-Vacs - I'll Always Be In Love With You
  2. The Ray-O-Vacs - I'm The Baby Now
  3. The Ray-O-Vacs - Hot Dog
  4. The Ray-O-Vacs - Once Upon A Time
  5. The Ray-O-Vacs - What's Mine Is Mine
  6. The Ray-O-Vacs - Besame Mucho
  7. The Ray-O-Vacs - Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle
  8. The Ray-O-Vacs - A Kiss In the Dark
  9. The Ray-O-Vacs - Got Two Arms
  10. The Ray-O-Vacs - Lets (Make With Some Love)
  11. The Ray-O-Vacs - When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano
  12. The Ray-O-Vacs - What Can I Say
  13. The Ray-O-Vacs - Ridin' High
  14. The Ray-O-Vacs - Darling
  15. The Ray-O-Vacs - All About Daddy
  16. The Ray-O-Vacs - I Still Love You
  17. The Ray-O-Vacs - Party Time
  18. The Ray-O-Vacs - Crying All Alone
  19. The Ray-O-Vacs - Wine-O
  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Eddie Chamblee - Lazy Mood
  • Lloyd Glenn - Chica Boo
  • Lynn Hope - Tenderly
  • Plas Johnson - Downstairs
  • Sax Mallard - The Mojo
  • Sunnyland Slim - Four Day Bounce
  • Tiny Grimes & His Rockin' Highlanders - Juicy Fruit