Bob Wray


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Musician, Bassist

Bob Wray remembers the day he was sitting in the Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama when Clarence Carter outlined the next song he was ready to cut.  Bob was to play guitar on the song, which was “Patches.”  The song was the biggest in Mr. Carter’s career and Bob knew then and there that playing music in a recording studio was next to Heaven for him.  His long career as a studio musician has included tracks with Hank Williams Jr., Bobby Womack, Amy Grant, Jerry Reed, BB King and Johnny Cash.  Bob also recorded several albums with singer/songwriter Mac Davis.