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1  Go Go Heart

2  Falling Teardrops

3  It Hurts The One Who Loves You

4  That´s The Way Love Is With Me

5  Love Is Made Of This

6  Now It´s Over

7  High School Wedding Ring



1  Whirlpool Of Love

2  Beach Party

3  So Lonely Tonight

4  No Doubt About It

5  I´m Afraid

6  Restless Heart

7  Can I Be The One


Elmer Ray Doggett (* August 6, 1936 in Sweetwater, Texas; † March 16, 2002 in Nashville, Tennessee) was an American rockabilly musician, songwriter and producer.
Ray Doggett was born in the small Texas town of Sweetwater. During high school he started playing guitar and was a member of several bands. In 1953 he graduated from high school and one year later he formed his own band, the Zircons. In 1956 Doggett and his band opened a concert for country stars Marty Robbins and Johnny Horton in San Antonio. Bennie Hess, owner of the Spade Records label in Houston, became aware of Doggett and gave him the chance to record his first record.
In the summer of 1956 Doggett's first rockabilly single Go Go Heart / Falling Tear Drops was released, but due to Spade's limited possibilities, it only achieved local success. Doggett then toured with his friend Royce Porter, who was also under contract with Spade, and also played at one of Porter's recording sessions. In early 1957 a second record was released by Spade, It Hurts the One Who Loves You / That's the Way Love Is with Me, which again sold well locally. Because of this fact, Bennie Hess was able to make an agreement with the major label Decca Records, who released the single nationwide. But even this did not bring the desired success, because the record did not make it into the charts.
But with his talent as a composer Doggett was able to achieve some successes during these years. Together with Dean Beard he wrote Rakin' and Scrapin and with Slim Willet On My Mind Again. In addition, musicians like Mickey Gilley, Bob Denton, Ace Ball, Johnny Guidry, Jan Moore, Dharell Rhodes and Bruce Channell recorded his compositions. Musically, Doggett tried his hand at small Texas labels such as Kix, TNT Records and his own Ken Lee label. In 1958 he returned to Bennie Hess and released a single on Hess' new label Pearl Records. Doggett's last single was released by the larger label Top Rank International, who offered him a record deal due to Doggett's growing regional popularity. But even here he could not achieve success with the single Can I Be the One / Restless Heart.
Frustrated by the constant touring and failure, Doggett turned to other facets of the music business. In 1958 he had already had success with the production of Kenny Rogers' first single on Carlton Records and now he devoted himself entirely to producing other artists. During the 1960s he was in charge of musicians such as Tommy Clay, Huey Meaux, Lelan Rogers and the Counts. In the late 1970s, Doggett George Strait produced his first records and in the early 1980s he led Big H. Sound Distributors out of the old Gold Star Studios. In 1989 Hydra Records released an LP in Germany with Doggett's complete 1950s works. In the last years of his life, despite throat cancer, he built up the company Entertainment Success Unlimited and in 2002, shortly before his death, he produced Shaun Avery's debut record together with Ray Walker. Ray Doggett died in 2002 at the age of 67 from a heart attack in Nashville. He was buried at Sweetwater. 

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