In the early 1950s, before rock & roll came along, Johnnie Ray's heart-on-sleeve, emotionally unhinged pop/R&B style was the wildest thing on the charts. JUST WALKIN' IN THE RAIN is a concise collection including Ray's most popular tunes, including the ultimate sobfest “Cry,” the heavenly “The Little White Cloud That Cried,” and the title track, a spooky tune originally recorded by convict vocal group the Prisonaires. This disc provides a perfect introduction to the angst-filled world of Johnnie Ray.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Allen