KAI-RAY





SINGLES

LODESTAR 27-61 (KB 2267-A/B) SHANE KAI-RAY Jungle Talk / Trashman's Blues1961 US 
LODESTAR 27-61 (KB 2267-A/B) SHANE KAI-RAY I Want Some Of That / Trashman's Blues 1961 US 
LODESTAR 39-61 (KB 2590-A/B) SHANE KAI-RAY Limbo, Limbo / Living On Borrowed Time 1961 US 
BRITE STAR KB-2267-A/B KAI RAY I Want Some Of That / Trashmans Blues1961 US 
SHOOTING STAR SS 2267 A/B KAI-RAY I Want Some Of That / Trashman's Blues1962 US 
LODESTAR 66-62 KAI-RAY If I Could Write A Song (As Wonderful As You) / They Call It The Blues1962 US 
LODESTAR 74-62 KAI-RAY & CREW (a) / LYNETTE WITH KAI-RAY & CREW (b) Limbo, Limbo / Sugar Daddy1962 US 
LODESTAR 81-62 RONNIE BROWNE WITH KAI-RAY AND CREW I Lived It Up (Now I Can't Live It Down) / My Rainbow
(a-side written by Richard Caire - Ronnie Browne, b-side written by Richard A. Caire)
1962 US 
RE-CAR 9003 JESSE J. AND THE BANDITS (feat. Tony Caire:gtr) Stomp Your Feet / Honey Love
(both sides written by "Kairay")
1964 US 
TWIN TOWN TT 701 THE BANDITS (feat. Tony Caire:gtr) Highway 65 / Come On Pretty Girl
(vocal by Spartz, both sides written by Caire - Spartz)
1965 US 
TWIN TOWN 713 THE NOVAS (poss. feat. Tony Caire:gtr) Novas Coaster / On The Road Again
(Note: a-side is written by George Garrett & Kai-Ray, who possibly appears as a guitarist)
1965 US 
RASSLER 9008 KING KRUSHER AND THE TURKEYNECKS (feat. Tony Caire:gtr) King Krusher / Fuzzy
(b-side written by Caire)
1965 US 
KAI-RAY 40001 PIXY AND THE BANDITS (poss. feat. Tony Caire:gtr) River / Penny For A Thought
(b-side written by Caire; both sides produced by "Downard Caire")
1965 US 
KRIDON 5-5557 DIXY AND BOBBY LYNN (poss. feat. Tony Caire:gtr) Ready If You're Willing / Back Streets At Night
(both sides produced by "Downard and Kiray")
1965 US 
KAI-RAY # DIXY & BOBBY LYNN (poss. feat. Tony Caire:gtr) I Wanna Be Your Baby / Back Streets At Night
(both sides produced by Tony Caire)
1966 US 
KAI-RAY # DIXY LYNN (poss. feat. Tony Caire:gtr) That's The Way (The Old Love Story Goes) / You Didn't Lose Him (You Gave Him Me Too)
(both sides produced by Tony Caire)
1966 US 
KAI-RAY # PIXY (poss. feat. Tony Caire:gtr) 1972 / My Only Love
(both sides written and produced by Tony Caire)
1966 US 
B-P-L BPL-110 (acetate) TONY KI-RAY Honky Tonk / Let Me Go19?? US
MOON MR-1004 ROGER RAINY (a) / ROGER RAINY AND CURT NOHRENBERG (b) Only One For Me / My Past Is Present
(both sides produced by "Caire - Moe - Leslie")
19?? US
TWIN TOWN T.T. 10980 THE COUNTS (poss. feat. Tony Caire:gtr) Right Is Right / Get It On
(produced by Tony Caire, both sides written by Red Johnson)
1971 US 
GET HIP ARCHIVE SERIES GHAS-8 KING KRUSHER & THE TURKEYNECKS (a) / THE BANDITS (b) (feat. Tony Caire:gtr) King Krusher / Highway 65  (reissue) 1995 US
NORTON 45-866 KAI-RAY I Want Some Of That / Trashman's Blues  (reissue) 2003 US


In addition, the song "Heartbreakin' Special" by Duke Larson (Bangar BA 00643, 1964) is written by "Humphrey - Kairay", the song "Heart Of The U.S.A." by Red Tuck (Bear 1972, 1965) is written by Richard Caire, and the song "1972" by Gregory Dee & The Avanties (Fox 422, 1966) is written by Richard Caire.



ALBUMS

CRC RECORDING #  ASSUMPTION BOYS CHOIR, GUEST SOLOIST CYRIL PAUL: ASSUMPTION BOYS CHOIR OF RICHFIELD, MINNESOTA 1963  (10" LP)
Jubilate Deo / Adoro Te / Psalm 99 / O Sacrum Cinvivium / Panis Angelicus (solo vocal: Steven Cramer) / Salve Mater / Praise God In His Holiness / Shenadoah (solo vocal: Cyril Paul) / Rock A Ma Soul (solo vocal: Cyril Paul) / Little Mohee (solo vocal: Pat Morris) / Yellow Bird (solo vocal: Cyril Paul) / The Happy Wanderer (solo vocal: Pat Morris)
(feat. Richard D. Byrne:conductor, Sister Marius, O.S.B.:pno/org/music dir., Tony Caire:gtr, Merritte Niquette:fl, Dave Faison:vl)
1963 US 
RE-CAR RC-2011  JESSE J. AND THE BANDITS: TOP TEEN HITS '65  (LP)
Love Potion Number Nine / Downtown / She's A Woman / The Jerk / Promised Land / Boom Boom / I'm Gonna Love You Too / King Krusher / Little Latin Lupe Lu / I'll Be Back / Endless Sleep / Fuzzy
(featuring Tony Caire:gtr, Doug Spartz:vcl/bs, Ray Peters:dms + Tony Andreason [of the Trashmen]:gtr on several songs and lead vocals on "I'm Gonna Love You Too")
1965 US 
MON-BON RECORD COMPANY 808M-1000  CYRIL PAUL & ENSEMBLE: BROWN BABY  (LP)
Freedom / Can't Help But Wonder / Island In The Sun / Scarbourough Fair / Cloudy / Brown Baby / Haiti Cherie / Societys Child / Patterns / Flowers Will Never Bend / Both Sides Now / Faith
(feat. Cyril Paul:vcl, Wayne Priddy:ld.gtr, Tony Caire:rh.gtr, Ed Washington:pno, Kico Rangel:sax, Kico Rangel:fl, Bill Gordon:bs, Danny Welch:dms)
1969 US 
MOON MRA-1002 THE COUNTRY SQUIRES: MOODS OF THE COUNTRY SQUIRES AND BETTY LEE  (LP)
The Death Of Love / Brotherhood / Warm Country Song / Burnett County Fair / Point Of No Return / Slippery Stings / Can't Get My Mind Off Of You / Pantyhose / Tell Me You Care / Put It Where The Sun Don't Shine / Friendship
(feat. Bob Richison:gtr/acc/vcl, Pudge Likes:dms/vcl [Brotherhood/Put It Where The Sun Don't Shine], Lee Larsen:gtr/fd/vcl [Point Of No Return/Pantyhose], Tony Caire:ld,gtr, Al Udeen:st.gtr, Jack Kollodge:hca, Ebbie Kittelson:vl, Craig Ruble:vl/bn)
197? US
COUNT LP 003 RED JOHNSON: SINGS HIS NASHVILLE REJECTS  (LP)
Benji / The Frozen Snow / Blood Brother / I Took Your Memory For A Walk Today / Cold Steel / Jesus "C" / He Was Looking For A Wife / The Oak / Hidden Feelings / The Wine On My Mind / I Can Never Be A Country Music Singer / Strangers To Friends / Hung Up In A Honky Tonk / Look At Me
(feat. Red Johnson:vcl/rh.gtr, B.J. Foutz:ld.gtr, Denny Hemingson:ld.gtr, Al Udeen:st.gtr, Warren Roivanen:dobro, Tony Caire:hca/fd/pno, Joe Tishmack:acc, Mike Wagner:dms, Ron Ruehling:dms, Val Manning:bckgr.vcls)
1978 US 




COMPILATIONS

NRM 1590 V/A: MAD MIKE MOLDIES, VOLUME 1  (LP)
I Want Some Of That
1965 US
KILLDOZER KILL 002 V/A: SCUM OF THE EARTH (PART TWO)  (LP)
I Want Some Of That
1984 US
FLAME 003 V/A: DESPERATE ROCK'N'ROLL, VOLUME 3  (LP)
I Want Some Of That
1987 UK
BORN BAD BB005 V/A: BORN BAD, VOLUME FIVE  (LP)
I Want Some Of That
1990 UK
FLAME 015 V/A: DESPERATE ROCK'N'ROLL, VOLUME 15  (LP)
Trashman's Blues
1992 UK
FLAME CD-002 V/A: DESPERATE ROCK'N'ROLL, VOLUME TWO  (CD)
I Want Some Of That
1992 UK
BORN BAD BB005 V/A: BORN BAD, VOL. FIVE  (CD)
I Want Some Of That
1998 UK
SOUND STORIES SS 011 V/A: SCUM OF THE EARTH (THE COMPLETE STORY)  (2-CD)
I Want Some Of That
1998 US
MONSIEUR MNSR-1001/MNSR-CD 1001  V/A: WILDSVILLE!  (LP/CD)
Trashman's Blues
2000 AUS
CATO-LP004/STCTU-003 V/A: SONGS THE CRAMPS TAUGHT US, VOL.3  (LP/CD)
I Want Some Of That
2002 UK
BUFFALO BOP BB-CD 55156 V/A: JUNGLE ROCK  (CD)
I Want Some Of That
2002 GER 
NORTON ED-339/CED-339 V/A: MAD MIKE'S MONSTERS, VOLUME 2 - A TRIBUTE TO MAD MIKE METROVICH  (LP/CD) 
Jungle Talk (I Want Some Of That)
2008 US
FLAME 1-17 V/A: DESPERATE ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.1-17  (17-LP) 
I Want Some Of That
200? UK
# V/A: TITTYSHAKERS - ICKY POO  (CDR) 
I Want Some Of That
200?
CATO CATO-LP005 V/A: SONGS THE CRAMPS TAUGHT US, VOLUME 5  (LP)
I Want Some Of That
2010 UK
BBE BBE169CLP/BBE169CCD V/A: KEB DARGE & LITTLE EDITH'S LEGENDARY WILD ROCKERS  (2-LP/CD) 
I Want Some Of That
2011 UK
NOT NOW MUSIC NOT2CD424 V/A: ROOTS OF PSYCHOBILLY  (2-CD) 
I Want Some Of That
2012 UK
RETROWORLD BLUE175 V/A: BIG BOX OF LINK WRAY AND MORE KINGS OF DISTORTION  (6-CD) 
I Want Some Of That
2014 EU
NOT NOW MUSIC NOT2CD686 V/A: THE ROOTS OF PSYCHOBILLY  (2-CD) 
I Want Some Of That
2017 UK
NOT NOW MUSIC NOT2CD710 V/A: THE EARLY SOUNDS OF GARAGE ROCK  (2-CD) 
I Want Some Of That
2018 UK
JUKEBOX MUSIC FACTORY VID 12 V/A: SHAKE-O-RAMA, VOLUME 3  (LP+CD) 
Trashman's Blues
2018 FRA
JUKEBOX MUSIC FACTORY VID 16 V/A: EXOTIC-O-RAMA, VOL.2  (LP+CD) 
I Want Some Of That
2019 FRA


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Tapio Väisänen

Published sources: Kicks #7 (1992; discography & phone "interview" by James Marshall)

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