Originally posted by sonhouse
"Ray Scudero 1946-2005 RIP"
"Ray Scudero, songwriter, singer and luthier, died on December 3, 2005, after a long illness.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ray lived for some twenty years in Israel, where he came to feel most at home. His multi-faceted talents turned him into a pillar of the local folk music community.
Ray's songs have touched the hearts of many. They are often witty and erudite, never pretentious, and sometimes simply poignant or stirring. Above all, they reflect the deep humanity of their author. It was no small tribute to his songwriting gifts that the folk community in Israel
presented a wonderfully varied five-hour concert on New Year's Eve 2003 that showcased Scudero songs alone.
Ray is survived by his wife, a son and two stepsons.
Both With the Help of Angels and Ray's second album, Poor Working Slob (www.cdbaby.com/scudero2), contain many of the songs that have made him so popular and loved within the English-speaking folk community in Israel. They also provide a good deal of insight into the man, his feelings and his love of life. Both Ray and Joanna waited over forty years to meet each other, and have been struck with this sadness after knowing each other for only three years.
Below, you will find more information about this CD, and about Ray himself..." http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/scudero
"Good Morning, Jerusalem - Shabbat Shalom"
sonhouse, this man's voice is one of the most masculine and resonant it's ever been my pleasure to hear. And he departed this life at such an early age.
Thank you, my friend, with condolences on your personal loss. ~Bob