Ray Saporita / Convention


Parma, 1962-8

Ray Saporita was a singer from Parma. While in high school, he recorded a couple 45s, one issued locally, and the second one, a coupling of "Baby Sitter" and "Hercules" was released on the national IPG label. "Baby Sitter" got some airplay. Ray's sound was what is now known as "teener".

In 1968 Ray resurfaced on a 45 credited to the Convention, and released on Buddah records. We believe that this is just Ray backed by a studio band.

Ray continues to sing and has recently (2006) releases a CD of standards.