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Ray McKinley (1910–1995)

Ray McKinley was one of the most energetic, swinging drummers of the big band era. He started his career in local bands around Fort Worth, Texas, before joining Smith Ballew's outfit in 1932. The nucleus of this group was eventually absorbed into The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. After Tommy walked out in June 1935, Jimmy Dorsey took over leadership. ... See full bio »

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(age 84) in Largo, Florida, USA

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Known For

Thrills of Music: Ray McKinley and His Orchestra
(1946)
Make Believe Ballroom
Make Believe Ballroom Band Leader Ray McKinley
(1949)
The Glenn Miller Band Reunion
The Glenn Miller Band Reunion Himself - Featured Vocalist
(1989)
Basin Street Boogie
Basin Street Boogie Himself / Drummer / Singer
(1942)

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 2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (arranger - 1 episode)
- The Political Dr. Seuss (2004) ... (arranger: "St. Louis Blues March")
  Glenn Miller Time (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 1961) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1961)
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... (performer: "The Johnson Rag")
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... (performer: "It Must Be Jelly ('Cause Jam Don't Shake Like That)" (uncredited), "I Got the Right to Sing the Blues" (uncredited), "Back Home in Indiana")
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... (lyrics: "The Royal Garden Blues" - uncredited) / (performer: "The Royal Garden Blues" (uncredited), "Chattanooga Choo-Choo")
- Episode #1.10 (1961) ... (performer: "Life Is So Peculiar" (uncredited), "I Like the Likes of You" (uncredited), "I've Gotta Feelin' You're Foolin'" (uncredited), "That's a Plenty")
- Episode #1.3 ... (performer: "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "At the Jazz Band Ball")
 1951 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.23 (1951) ... (performer: "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive", "Came a Long Way from St. Louis" - uncredited)
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom (performer: "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho")
 1942 Basin Street Boogie (Short) (writer: "Basin Street Boogie")
 1938 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra (Short) (performer: "Dusk in Upper Sandusky" (1936) - uncredited)
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