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Danny Ray has gotten a lot more printer ink for his vibrant name than for his importance as an excellent percussionist and something from the ’60s better practitioners of Afro-Cuban rhythms inside the jazz framework. Ray got his nickname from a mature sibling when he demonstrated desire for drumming as a kid. He noticed the conga used in Cuban music on the radio program during senior high school, and he consequently journeyed to Florida as well as the Bahamas. Ray spent five years alternating between these areas. Throughout that period he used Lord Flea’s Calypso Music group within the Bahamas and with the Calypso Eddie Trio. He also worked well in Miami with Jack port Costanzo, Moe Koffman, as well as the Modern Jazz Orchestra. Ray later on formed a music group with Jamaican trumpeter Billy Make in Nassau and started exploring a variety of Caribbean and jazz rhythms. Through the ’60s he worked well frequently with Randy Weston, in addition to Ray Bryant, Johnny Barracuda, Junior Make, and Eric Dolphy. He was presented in the Caribbean Pavilion in the 1965 World’s Good in NEW YORK and used Dizzy Gillespie both in the fair which year’s Newport Jazz Event.

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Full Name Christopher Boykin
Died May 9, 2017, Plano, Texas, United States
Height 1.98 m
Profession Actor, Comedian, Musician, Businessperson, Screenwriter, Bodyguard, TV Personality
Spouse Shannon Boykin
Children Isis Rea Boykin
Music Songs Bad Penny, The Power of Independent Trucking, Jordan, Minnesota, Passing Complexion, L Dopa, Pavement Saw, Kerosene, Fists of Love, Tiny, King of the Jews, Bad Houses, Kasimir S. Pulaski Day, Kitty Empire, He's a Whore, Fish Fry, Precious Thing, Bazooka Joe, Dead Billy, Bombastic Intro, Colombian Necktie, Stinking Drunk, Pigeon Kill, Ergot, Steelworker, The Model, Heartbeat, Racer X, Strange Things, Ready Men, Il Duce, Pete, King of the Detectives, Rema Rema, I Can Be Killed
Albums Pigpile, Sound of Impact, The Rich Man's Eight Track Tape, Headache, Songs About Fucking, The Hammer Party, Atomizer, Racer-X, Bulldozer, Lungs
Movies Sk8 Life
TV Shows Rob & Big, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, The B-List


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rob & Big 2008 TV Series creator - 15 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rob & Big 2006 TV Series Big Black
Sk8 Life 2006 Big Black
The DC Video 2003 Video Big Black

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rob & Big 2006 TV Series producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Celebrity P.O.V. 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Snack Off 2014 TV Series Himself
Hooters 2012 International Swimsuit Pageant 2012 TV Special Himself - Judge
Ridiculousness 2011 TV Series Himself
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory 2011 TV Series Himself
Rob & Big 2006-2008 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2008 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008 TV Series Himself
Arby's Action Sports Awards 2006 TV Special Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Male Reality/Variety Star Rob & Big (2006) · Rob Dyrdek


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