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YOU TOOK MY BABY FROM ME * THE EL RAYS * MM 104 * USA

"El amor, Rey sobre los Reyes."

In 1954 he mighty Dells started their long recording career as The El Rays for Checker in Chicago, but these El Rays is not them. El Rays simply means 'the kings' in Spanish - though there's an El Reina in there somewhere - so it is not surprising that another group were to pick up the name, as it does have a certain class to it. "(You Took)" "My Baby From Me" is very much in the early Spector / Brill building style, with a formidable and effective female lead and a solid male backing.


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