12. CAL RAYE - I CRY


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.





Comments

  1. Wow, this is great! Never heard of this before.Thanks for sharing.

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  2. A new one for me to, and much better than his album tracks,with it's terrific guitar work. The
    Fenwyck material is fabulous and Pat Robinson went onto work with Gene Clark and John York.

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  3. just heard this the other week, for the first time! on Wyld Sydes i think. brilliant!

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  4. Hi Colin,
    Great track!
    Do you know if the writer is called Velegas or Vilegas?
    I think the latter.
    Regards,
    AZ54

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  5. The label shows the spelling as Armando Villegas. I don't have any other information about the songwriter

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