Soul Fantasy

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ray "Slyy" Latney - It's Your Day Sugar Ray 1980



Ray Slyy started out with Chuck Brown of The Soul Seachers. In 1980 he was influenced by Sugar Ray Leonard's matches with Roberto Duran. He wrote the song entitled "It's Your Day Sugar Ray". He launched his career when It was played on the airwaves during the Olympics.
It was recorded at Bias Recording Springfield. He released it as 7 inch on his own label called “Slyy’s Cabbit Inc”.
Also the song of the other side entitled “Someday” was dedicated to Minnie Riperton.
Horns & Strings arranged by Rodney Brown. Produced by Wayne Davis



Then he collaborated with his cousin Frankie Beverly and Al Johnson. He released a single as Rayy Slyy entitled "Hey You (You Got To Give It Up)" on Salsoul Records in 1982. Frankie Beverly and Al Johnson helped him as arrangers. Produced by himself.

Note: The above posted track is not played in full

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great dedication to a great champion! I still remember listening to WOL radio when Glen Harris played the song to conclude his talk show on Thursday, September 17, 1981 (day after Hearns fight) and said " The greatest fighter in the world today: Sugar Ray Charles Leonard" ! Thanks for the memories, Ray !

----Jonathan Black