Performance Venues Page Updated

In the Researc Materials section of the Rae Bourbon website, I have a page listing the various venues where Ray performed. I've just updated the page listing all of the performances, year by year, by Ray that I've been able to document so far, based on newspaper and magazine ads, reviews, and articles.  The material … Continue reading Performance Venues Page Updated

Research on Ray, Summer 2019

Research on Ray has been an ongoing process over the past twenty-five years, sometimes with fits and starts and often with long periods where nothing turns up. Here’s an overview of what I’m currently researching about Ray and leads I’m following this summer.  If you have any ideas on places to look or resources to … Continue reading Research on Ray, Summer 2019

Ray, Egyptian Star Samia Gamal, and the Pet Camel

Did you know that Ray Bourbon had a pet camel and was friends with one of the biggest stars of Egyptian films? On Ray’s UTC album, Around the World in 80 Ways, he included a long list of clubs he appeared at that included “Symia’s” in Cairo, Egypt.  I thought this might be a bit … Continue reading Ray, Egyptian Star Samia Gamal, and the Pet Camel