Tell Laura I Love Her
The late Ray Peterson was the ultimate voice of teenage longing and heartbreak. During his early '60s peak, the four and a half octave range, the dramatic flair, and the naked empathy were all unique. Re-mastered for the first time on CD, all of Peterson's highest charted recordings for RCA and Dunes including his smash hit "Tell Laura I Love Her", the Baker Knight penned "The Wonder of You" (a hit later for Elvis Presley) and the Phil Spector produced "Corinna Corinna" are here. "It was a real thrill hearing 'Tell Laura I Love Her' as sung by Ray, with such heart, like it happened to him, or Tommy was his brother," marvels songwriter Jeff Barry. "Peterson was an artist who sang the words - he let his innate talent take care of the notes."