National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Ray composed polkas and waltzes throughout his life. He started Normandy Records
and published two songbooks of his music. His music is featured on the album "Polka
Music Oooh Boy" recorded by the Frank Moravcik band, and "Polka-Re, Polka-Ra" by
Richie Vadnal and his orchestra. While serving in the U.S. Army, he formed the "Gil-Rays"
band, and played American Slovenian style polka music on JOCR radio station in Kobe,
Japan. Other tunes that Ray released were played by Chester Budny, Joe Kusar, Joe
Sodja, Frankie Spetich, and Dick Tady. Some of his songs are: "Are You the Girl?"
"My Nancy Polka", and "Go Around Polka." Ray passed away at age 77.