Crying 45 by Jay and The Americans

December 31, 2011

It takes a lot of confidence to cover a Roy Orbison song and especially one of his classics. Jay & The Americans released “Crying” during 1966 and it reched number 25 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.

Jay Black had a booming and strong voice but without the overall range of Orbison. Still, he produced a credible, if different, cover of this classic song. It is always interesting to compare the two versions.