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Jimmie Raye
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Jimmie Raye

Abner Spector, composer, producer
and president of Tuff Records
established the label in the early
sixties.  He scored hits with The
Corsairs and The Jaynetts.  The label
was distributed by Chess out of
Chicago.  Today Abner Spector has re-
energized Tuff, recreating a stronger
relationship with his original artists
and friends.  The most predominate
reunion is with Jimmie Raye.   In 1964
he released “Look At Me Girl
(Crying)â€� b/w with “I Tried.â€�  
The recording received moderate
recognition receiving most of the
acclaim throughout the years.

Tuff has always been a competitor in
the music world.  Tuff E Nuff to go the
    A TUFF Artist contained the unique originality to create
competitive music throughout the years.  The classic sounds are part of
the representation of Chicago Northern Soul.  TUFF hit the charts with
"Smoky Places" by the Corsairs,  "I Tried" by Jimmie Raye and
"Sally Go Round The Roses" by The Jaynetts.

Jamie Raye, V.P. of TUFF Records is adding new Artists to their roster
with original production projects to be released in the near future.  
There will be compilations from the archives which will be a rare treat
for soul connoisseurs, as many are from previously unreleased
masters.  Abner Spector has opened the vaults to release some new
magic under the rainbow. 
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