THE ILL WINDS - "(I Won't Cry) So Be On Your Way" / "Fear Of The Rain" (Reprise 0423) November 1965
The other day I wrote about The Leaping Ferns disc on X-Panded and confirmed that they were previously called The Chantays. Months after that release the group signed to Reprise and once again decided on a different moniker, this time The Ill Winds.
I feel this was their way of getting away from the surf sound and embracing the more in vogue folk-rock sound as well as encouraging the young hipsters and record buying public to buy their new releases.
"(I Won't Cry) So Be On Your Way" is a terrific 12 string jangler, written by guitarist Brian Carman. Sadly Brian died earlier this year from Crohn's Disease, so he'll never read this and know that someone is bothering to highlight his unknown songs.
The other side "Fear Of The Rain" is another folk-rock lament. Both sides were produced by the legendary Lee Hazlewood. It's certainly an outstanding single to add to your 'folk-rock' box of records.