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 Independent Reggae label: Active from 1978-1982. Releasing mostly lovers rock reggae records. Danny Ray (born c.1951) is a Jamaican-born reggae singer and record producer who has been based in the United Kingdom since the late 1960s. He recorded for MCA Records and Trojan Records in the early 1970s and later set up his own Black Jack label. Ray set up his own Black Jack label in the late 1970s, producing and releasing his own recordings as well as records by Christine Joy White, Album Pure Love Dave Barker("The Glow of Love") and Winston Francis ("California Dreaming"). The B-side of his 1979 single "Rastaman Live Up", "Revolution Rock", was covered by The Clash on their London Calling album. His duet with Shirley James, "Why Don't You Spend the Night", was sufficiently successful that Arista Records offered him a record deal, reissuing the single and its follow-up, "Right Time of the Night". An album followed featuring both singles. Ray was one of the artists who contributed to the British Reggae Artists Famine Appeal charity single "Let's Make Africa Green Again" in the mid-1980s. His third album, All the Best, was released in 1989. He has continued to work as a producer, working with the Jet Star label and artists such as J.C. Lodge and Luciano. Distributed By Arista Records.

  
78 Danny Ray Sweet Sensations (12")    BLACKJACK PFU 1301
78 Christine Joy White  Got To Have You (12")    BLACKJACK PFU 1302
79 Danny Ray  Rastaman Live Up BLACKJACK BJ 03
79 Christine White  Caught By Love (12")   BLACKJACK BJ 4504
79 Ys Anything  Ten Times Sweeter (12")   BLACKJACK BJ 4505
80 Danny Ray  Playboy (Rapping) (12")  BLACKJACK BJ 4506
80 Dave Barker  Glow Of Love (12")   BLACKJACK BJ 4507
80 Winston Billycole Francis  California Dreaming (12")   BLACKJACK BJ 4508
81 Shirley James And Danny Ray Why Don'T You Spend The Night  BLACKJACK BJ 4509
81 Paulette Tajah  You Really Got A Hold One Me (12")  BLACKJACK BJD 4510
81 Danny Ray  Let Me Love You (12")  BLACKJACK BJ 4511
81 Shirley James And Danny Ray Right Time BLACKJACK BJ7 12
82
Danny Ray
Spring Again ‎(12")
BLACKJACK BJ 013
82 Shirley James  Ask Me To Stay ‎(12") BLACKJACK BJ 014
82 JAMES RAY & SHIRLEY HEY PAULA BLACKJACK BJ 15
82 RAY DANNY & SHIRLEY JAMES HOW BOUT US BLACKJACK BJ 16
85
Peter Hunningale
Bad Boy
BLACKJACK BJ 0017
85
Danny Ray
Play Boy ‎(12")
BLACKJACK BJ 18
85
Lloyd Brown
Hit The Spot
BLACKJACK BJ 0019
85
JC Lodge
Shower Me 
BLACKJACK BJ 0020
85
Charmaine Bubbler
Say Yes ‎(12")
BLACKJACK BJ 021
85
Danny Ray
Jamaica I Hear You Calling ‎(12")
BLACKJACK BJ 022
85 Jackie Harding Celebration BLACKJACK BJ7 023
85
Charmine Bubbler
Till I See You Again ‎(12")
BLACKJACK BJ 024
85 Not Traced BLACKJACK BJ 025
85 Charmine Bubbler I Love How You Love Me BLACKJACK BJ 026