Big Black (2)

Danny Ray

Also known as B. Black, Daniel "Big Black" Ray
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://bigblackmusic.com/

Discography of Big Black (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Lion Walk 4 Audio 1968 UNI Records
2 Message To Our Ancestors 6 Audio 1967 UNI Records
3 Diggin' What You're Doin' 8 Audio 1971 UNI Records
4 Diggin' What You're Doin' / Mellow 4 Audio 1972 UNI Records
5 Ethnic Fusion 5 Audio 2001 Mutable Music
6 Ethnic Fusion 5 Audio 1982 1750 Arch Records
7 Message To Our Ancestors 4 Audio 1967 UNI Records
8 Tuva Trance 5 Audio 2012 Sagittarius A-Star
9 Sangoma Drums 3 Audio 2012 Sagittarius A-Star
10 The Openers 12 Audio LRP Studio
11 Elements Of Now! 6 Audio UNI Records
12 Diggin' What You're Doin' / Long Hair 2 Audio 1972 UNI Records
13 Come On And Get It, Baby (If You Want It) 2 Audio 1968 UNI Records
14 Try My Bugaloo / Two Moonlins And Mother 2 Audio 1969 Thrush
15 Love, Sweet Like Sugar Cane / Come On Down To The Beach 2 Audio 1968 UNI Records
16 Come On And Get It, Baby (If You Want It) 2 Audio 1968 UNI Records
17 Big Black & The Blues 10 Audio 1972
18 Lion Walk 4 Audio 1968 UNI Records


Percussionist from Savannah Georgia, born in 1934. Big Black was William "Fish" Ray's younger brother who was a Vauderville performer. He started playing percussion in Miami in the 50's and performed with various salsa and calypso bands until he moved to New York in the 60's. He got connected with various Bebop artists and bands there and soon was a regular percussionist for [a=Dizzy Gillespie], [a=Freddie Hubbard] and [a=Randy Weston]. He was dubbed "The king of Congas" and is a highly regarded institute of the african culture in Harlem. Over the years he has worked with [a=Sun Ra], [a=Pharoah Sanders], [a=B.B. King], [a=Hugh Masekela], [A=Harvey Mandel] and [a=Thelonious Monk] to name a few.


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