How are you? Man it's been a long time. I would just love to go and record some new stuff with all the gang again. You are just so fun and amazingly talented. I finally moved my butt out here! Hope to get to see you again soon!
Good Morning Bob,
I always thought that you were the brother of an artist from Louisiana named Bill Wray, until Dennis Clifton set me straight. My ears thank you for all the great bass tracks you've recorded over the years.
Bob, What a great career so far. It's great to see some of your credits in print. Are you still cruising your boat through America's and Alabama's water ways? I look forward to working together again. Best to you, Wood Newton
Hey Ol' Bob,
How the heck are ya? Man did we work on good records or what? This is really a great site for getting back in touch with old music biz friends. I retired from engineering in '92 and just retired full time in 2006. Looks like you're still going full blast. Good for you!
Let me know what you've been up to.
Not only have you played bass on the soundtrack of my life, but pretty much on the soundtrack for country music in the last 30 years! I'm also a big fan of Ray Charles and love that he was doing country when country wasn't cool in the very early 60's. playing on Seven Spanish Angels and also the Highwayman tour, pretty heady stuff. Makes me wish I was cutting records and using you on bass.
I absolutely love trivia like that, did not know where the song was recorded and now I do. hearing how you got the sound with your sweater was very cool, and it sound like an upright! I grew up in a family band situation and we played that song for years, and if I remember right it was in 79 that I bought that record, in 1980 Hank came out with the Album habits old and new. If you have anymore storys, I'm all ears
I keep reading all of the singles you've been a part of and it's like a who's who of my favorite songs and artists, The ride, Family Tradition, Don't make it easy for me, Holdin' her and lovin you. I could name almost all of these songs because I loved just about everyone of them. You were the bass player to the soundtrack of my life. What an honor it is to finally know that it was a man named Bob Wray who was responsible for the bottom end of all that great sound
your new friend
Long time since I've seen YOU!!!
What a great career you have had,
and have still... Great to see your smiling face. :)
Keep on keepin' on, and hope to see you again,
one of these days...
All the best to you,
Jan Buckingham :)
Yeah, baby; you're working with one of my favorite peeps, Michael Spriggs. Between you, him, Byrom, and McCormick, sounds like you got it covered big time. Great to hear from you. Hollah back anytime.
haha.. yes, I did indeed do some vocals for Doc Wally and (I forgot the other writer's name) Doc used to work at my brother-in-law Charlie Ferguson's clinic Med Plus. He and I have written a few things over th years, his mama wrote "Mississippi Woman Louisiana Man" I think.
So great to hear from you.. hope I get to see you and work with you soon
Bob, It's great to see you here. I musically got my start in Muscle Shoals in the late seventies. Steve Moore at East Avalon taught me how to engineer and I always credit you for teaching me how to read a number chart. I've had a pretty good run here, except I wish I could record you more often. I hope to see you soon.
Oh my gosh.. .Bob! Great to see you here... bet I've passed your house in Al. on my trips there. What great pictures here, man you have had such a run... and still not done! Would love to work with you again. Nothing like the real thing.