Ray, I’m officially thanking you from the bottom of my heart for your work, “Raydio” the All American Band, that’s what you called it. It’s now known as the Arista years of your long career. Raydio has been like a phoenix rising from the beginning and it continues to grow and has become endearing to so many people. I never thought in my wildest dreams it would take you to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. I’ve been so honored to have sung those songs “Jack and Jill” and “You Can’t Change That”, the list goes on and on because the nights that we stayed up till everyone else left were long hours. Those sessions became my education of learning at how making real music from a young master musician. Being older than you was always my plus. I watched and listened very carefully. Singing for you was something meant for the world to hear. Now is the time that I too want the public to never forget Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio. May Jerry Knight and Larry Tolbert rest in peace. You remind so many people that dreams do come true for those who work hard. You’ve done that.. so enjoy! Your story is a triumph for musicians, songwriters, producers, studio owners, publishers, and singers. Congrats,
I can’t wait for the book! Salute, Peace, and Respect.
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