The Great Jay Berry
November 23, 2011 7 Comments
As I’ve continued to convert both mine and my dad’s SG LP collection to mp3, I stumbled across a Rebels album recently called The Angels Must Have Cried, on Skylite records. Jay Berry is the lead singer for the Rebels on this album, and it reminded me of his prowess at the lead position. Previously, about the only thing I’d heard from him was on the self titled Prophets album sometimes referred to as No Disappointments.
I did a classics review of that album as one of my earliest posts, and it’s a great album, due in large part to Berry’s lead voice. His performance with the Prophets on “Worry Who I” is especially notable, and I compared his stylings to Mark Trammell. Berry’s performances with the Rebels on this LP are no less solid. Jay Berry had the range, power, and style to rank him among the genre’s best lead singers. Maybe some of our resident historians can share some comments about Jay Berry and highlight some other notable performances for us…