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 74-62 LYNETTE WITH KAI-RAY & CREW Limbo Limbo / Sugar Daddy1962 US 
RE-CAR 9003 JESSE J. AND THE BANDITS (feat. Kai-Ray:gtr) Stomp Your Feet / Honey Love1964 US 
RASSLER 9008 KING KRUSHER AND THE TURKEYNECKS (feat. Kai-Ray:gtr)  King Krusher / Fuzzy1964 US 
TWIN TOWN 701 THE BANDITS (feat. Kai-Ray:gtr) Highway 65 / Come On Pretty Girl1965 US 
TWIN TOWN 713 THE NOVAS (poss. feat. Kai-Ray:gtr?) Novas Coaster / On The Road Again
(Note: a-side is co-written by Kai-Ray, who possibly appears as a guitarist on the same track)
1965 US 
B-P-L BPL-110 (acetate) TONY KI-RAY Honky Tonk / Let Me Go19?? US
NORTON 45-866 KAI-RAY I Want Some Of That / Trashman's Blues  (reissue) 2003 US




ALBUMS

RE-CAR RC-2011 (mono)  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 Kai-Ray:gtr/vcl + prob. other instruments, Tony Andreason [of the Trashmen]:gtr on several songs/vcl on "I'm Gonna Love You Too")
1965 US 




COMPILATIONS

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, VOL.5  (LP)
I Want Some Of That
1991 UK
FLAME 015 V/A: DESPERATE ROCK'N'ROLL, VOLUME 15  (LP)
Trashman's Blues
1992 UK
FLAME 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 US?
BUFFALO BOP BBCD 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
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

In addition (according to Kicks Magazine #7 writing by James Marshall), Kai-Ray also ran a label called Kai Ray around 1969 specializing in country rock. The article also gives the alternative catalogue number Re-Car 2001 to Top Teen Hits '65 LP by Jesse J. & The Bandits.


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Tapio Väisänen

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

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