The Pacific Northwest-based blues savior's first album in 1980 boded well for his immediate future. Unfurling a sterling vocal delivery equally conversant with blues and soul, Cray
offers fine remakes of the Willie Dixon
-penned title tune, O.V. Wright's
deep soul romp "I'm Gonna Forget About You," and Freddy King's
"The Welfare (Turns Its Back on You)," along with his own "Nice as a Fool Can Be" and "That's What I'll Do."