PITTSBURGH COURIER - June 24, 1939
Floyd Ray [Orchestra] Gives South A Brand New Kind Of Swing
As Floyd Ray, Palmer Ballroom artist from Los Angeles, stormed Eastern, Midwestern, and Southern spots, the stars above primed the band for the unrivaled acclaim it received. Left: John Alston, crooning vocalist. In the center is the Floyd Ray Swing EnsembleIvy, Von And Vern. These girls are three of the reasons why the Ray outfit "packed them in" at some of the best spots in the East. Right: Floyd himself in a familiar pose. Inset right: Ivy, Von And Vern "swinging on down" in the Tick Tock in New Orleans.