Donny Ray (@dbuggs1) - “Here I Am What You Going to Do?” (Funk, Soul, & Blues)

A new artist on the scene but old on the horizon in the entertainment field, Donny has been around as long as some of the favorite artists born but with his up and down ride in the entertainment field is a story by itself. Grew up in Houston, Texas and at the age of sixteen opened shows with the late Ted Taylor performing in groups with guys twice his age. He formed groups throughout his junior and senior high school years performing around the state of Texas and Louisiana. 

 After graduating from high school, he joined a group with his brother who was also talented, also sung in school with the once Archie Bell and the Drells. The group formed was called Justice which was the first group out of Houston to sign with a major label (Epic CBS). Justice opened acts for such groups as Bob Marley & Whalers, Temptations, Tavares, Natalie Cole, Nancy Wilson, B B King, Bobby Bland, Manhattans, Dramatics and the lists goes on…

After signing with Epic CBS they recorded the album with great promising writers such as Leo Sayers, Steve Winwood (which they did the remake of “Gimme Some Lovin’” and Leo Sayers, “Easy to Love” which hit the billboard top charts. After the release of a 12” version of “Gimme Some Lovin” and “Easy to Love” with Bobby and Donny Buggs performing lead it was thought that the album would be a success but Epic CBS wanted a five-man vocal group. The following year, Justice was released and Epic CBS picked up the Jacksons from Motown.


In addition to being one of the lead vocalists in MJK Live (Mambo Jazz Kings), a live band that has been playing music for over thirty years, Donny has released his new CD hoping someone still love that soulful unique first tenor. His CDs titled “Here I Am What You Going to Do?” & “Love Obsession” are sold on Amazon and other music sites.


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