CAL RAYE - "I Cry" / "Can I" (Runay Records RY-101) 1967
Most of Cal Raye's solo material is crooner, MOR pop and falls outside my radar but the garage raga rock winner 'I Cry' is certainly worthy of investigation. Cal Raye a.k.a. Jerry Raye signed to DeVille Records after this release on the obscure Runay label and 'I Cry' was re-released with a different flip side 'The Devil Is A Woman (You Tell Such Lovely Lies)'
Cal Raye hooked up with a local L.A. folk rock group called Fenwyck and their most famous recording is 'Mindrocker' which has seen several compilation appearances over the years. Other songs from that merge are quite stunning such as 'I'm Spinning', 'Away' and 'State Of Mind'.
With it's flipped out eastern fuzz guitar leads 'I Cry' could have been a contender but remains in the undiscovered shadows.