Monday, August 07, 2006

Oodles Of Doodles CLXXXIII

Not all of my doodles are from classic LPs of the 50s and 60s. They aren't even all from good albums. In this case, the LP is by a local entertainer in South Florida, from the late 70s or early 80s. The caricature you see above is of Ray Wood, and is from the back of the LP Ray Wood Plays Banjo (Viva 1054/1055). It's even autographed! This may be a generic sleeve that Ray used for other releases, since the title is on the LP, not the sleeve, and the tracklist on the LP is actually a sticker. Gotta save that money, I suppose. There is a signature on this doodle, I think it says Rodz. I'm not finding anything on Google with that name, though.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, this caricature is of Ray Wood. It was done in the 1960s. Ray was my uncle. He traveled around the South mostly playing supper clubs, country clubs and dances. He was based in South Florida. Ray could play any number of instruments, but the 4 string plectrum banjo was his specialty.

Ray passed away in 1998 at the age of 82. He was an avid runner right up til the end. He also was an avid golfer and could shoot his age in the final years of his life.

He was a really neat man, a genuine son of the South and is greatly missed in my family.

Thank you for posting Ray's caricature and allowing me to enjoy some very fond memories of "Uncle Ray".

Marc Wood