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LINK WRAY

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recorded October 1970 at Wray's Shack Three Track, Accokeek, Maryland; Producers: Steve Verroca and Ray Vernon in association with Bob Feldman

with Lincoln 'Link' Wray: vocal/guitars/Dobro/bass; Billy Hodges: piano/organ/ backing vocal; Bobbie Howard: mandolin/piano; Doug Wray: drums/backing vocal; Steve Verroca: percussion/backing vocal

Polydor 24-4064 (LP)

 

Link Wray played the most important D chord in history: it opened Rumble. Guitarists often remember where they were when they first heard it. Thirteen years later, Wray signed with the newly-launched American division of Polydor, and his back porch sound could almost have emanated from another Link Wray. The extended Wray family was living almost communally on the family farm near Accokeek, Maryland, an hour south of Washington. "Papa started building a chicken coop and a porch on the house," Link told Tom Zito in 1971. "Then he built a room onto the porch, and then another room onto that and pretty soon it was all connected. Ray moved his three-track recorder into one of the rooms and we converted the coop into a studio, but the two were never connected so we still have to yell back and forth, 'Is it running, Ray?' every time we want to start."

 One of Link's steady gigs was at the Two Thieves Club in suburban Maryland. There, he was heard by Steve Verocca, an Italian who'd come to the States in the wake of Volare, an Italian song he claimed to have produced in its original version by Domenico Modungo. "I was overwhelmed by [Link's] music," said Verroca. "Here was a man on-stage singing out his soul, so I asked him about recording an album and he told me about his past experiences, and I suggested we do it at the Shack. I believe the Shack has a soul. You can hear people burping on the record, and that's great. It's real."

When Verroca had no success placing the LP, it was handed to Bob Feldman, who'd been in the Strangeloves and had produced the Angels' My Boyfriend's Back. Feldman had known Link when they were touring together in the late '50s, and was both moved and intrigued by the new record. "Every so often, magic happens," he said. Given the rights for ninety days, he placed the LP with the new American division of Polydor Records. Lyrically, Wray's new songs weren't especially strong, but the funky, organic vibe was compelling. If Rick Nelson's reinvention was still in character; Wray's was a complete 180 degree turn.

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Walkin' With Link (CD, Longbox Packaging) Link Wray: Walkin' With Link (CD, Longbox Packaging) Art-Nr.: CDEK47904-L

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(1992/Sony) 20 legendary 1959/60 Epic masters ( incl.7 previously unreleased versions/alternate tracks, studio chatter) (48:38) 16 page booklet with notes from Billy Miller. Mastered by Vic Anesini, Sony Studios, New York. This is the...
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Mary Ann - Ain't That Lovin' You Babe (7inch, 45rpm) Link Wray & The Wraymen: Mary Ann - Ain't That Lovin' You Babe (7inch,... Art-Nr.: 45REP23062

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Repro - cult 45 guitar rockers w. vocals by the one and only Linkster - reproduction of a white label radio station copy - play loud!
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Son Of Rumble (7inch, 45rpm, PS, SC) Link Wray: Son Of Rumble (7inch, 45rpm, PS, SC) Art-Nr.: 45NS566577

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(Easy Eye Sound - Warner Custom) 2 tracks - picture sleeve - small center - The legendary guitarist's never-released follow-up to 'Rumble', the song that introduced the world to power chords and intentional distortion, will be released...
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Be What You Want To (LP, Ltd.) Link Wray: Be What You Want To (LP, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPTWM08

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(Tidal Waves Music) 11 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1973 'Polydor' Lp album - Record Store Day 2017 release - Limited to 2500 copies worldwide Link Wray (1929-2005), born of Shawnee Native -American parents, was an American rock and...
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Rumble - The Swag  (7inch, 45rpm, BC) Link Wray & His Raymen: Rumble - The Swag (7inch, 45rpm, BC) Art-Nr.: 45B535

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A - Rumble B - The Swag
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Dixie-Doodle - Raw-Hide  (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS) Link Wray & The Wraymen: Dixie-Doodle - Raw-Hide (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS) Art-Nr.: 45-15-2210

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Link Wray & The Wraymen (LP) Link Wray & The Wraymen: Link Wray & The Wraymen (LP) Art-Nr.: LPRUM201103

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(2011/Rumble Records) 12 Tracks - Reissue of the rare 1960 Epic album! With a spectacular guitar!
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Jack The Ripper - The Singles 1957-1962 (CD) Link Wray & His Raymen: Jack The Ripper - The Singles 1957-1962 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS974

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(2017/Jasmine Records) 34 tracks - Link Wray & The Wraymen Jack The Ripper the singles 1957-1992, plus... Link Wray conquered ill-health (he suffered partially impaired hearing and eyesight, and had only one lung) to become one of the...
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Link Wray And The Wraymen (LP) Link Wray & His Raymen: Link Wray And The Wraymen (LP) Art-Nr.: LPNOT206

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(2015/Not Now Music) 12 Tracks - Reissue of the original 1960 Epic album!
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Mordicai Jones (LP, Ltd.) Link Wray: Mordicai Jones (LP, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPTWM06

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(2017/Tidal Waves Music) 10 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1972 'Polydor' album - deluxe gatefold jacket edition, limited to 1200 copies worldwide. Includes insert and exclusive liner notes
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The King Of Distortion Meets The Red Line Rebels - Link Wray And Others (CD) Link Wray & Others: The King Of Distortion Meets The Red Line... Art-Nr.: CDPSALM2369

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(Righteous) 27 tracks featuring eight tracks by Link Wray and 19 tracks by various artists from 1941 to 1962
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Link Wray & His Raymen - Music From The Motion Picture 'Pulp Fiction' (CD EP) Link Wray: Link Wray & His Raymen - Music From The Motion... Art-Nr.: CDRE501

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​(1994/Roller Coaster) 4 Tracks - Original Swan recordings 1963-1966 that were used in the movie but missed on Quentin Tarantino's original motion picture soundtrack album 'Pulp Fiction'! This is the alternate Pulp Fiction soundtrack! 4...
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Hillbilly Wolf - Missing Links Vol.1 (LP) Link Wray: Hillbilly Wolf - Missing Links Vol.1 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPNR210

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(1990/Norton Records) 16 Tracks - Ravin' rockabilly roots of Lucky Wray & the Palomino Ranch Gang thru the early days of the Raymen! Unreal, classic rocked up hillbilly hall o' fame- worthy boppers! Soo-perb!
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Some Kinda Nut - Missing Links Vol.3 (LP) Link Wray: Some Kinda Nut - Missing Links Vol.3 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPNR212

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(1990/Norton Records) 15 Tracks - Link & the Raymen in their prime-- early & mid-sixties rarities! While the early 60's were primo years for Link Wray & the Raymen, the arrival of Brit combo madness in early '64 relegated nearly alla the...
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The Best Of Link Wray (CD, Japan) Link Wray & His Raymen: The Best Of Link Wray (CD, Japan) Art-Nr.: CDTECX23997

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(1995/Go Cat Go) 30 Tracks - A Japanese rarity that includes Wray's favorite Swan and Epic material 1959-1964!
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Norton Juke Box Series Vol.1 - Jack The Ripper (7inch, 45rpm) Link Wray & His Raymen: Norton Juke Box Series Vol.1 - Jack The Ripper... Art-Nr.: 45NR801

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(1994/Norton) 2-Track Single with big center hole ready for your juke box in a Link Wray-Norton company sleeve!
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Norton Juke Box Series Vol.2 - Ace Of Spades (7inch, 45rpm) Link Wray & His Raymen: Norton Juke Box Series Vol.2 - Ace Of Spades... Art-Nr.: 45NR802

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(1994/Norton) 2-Track Single with big center hole ready for your juke box in a Link Wray-Norton company sleeve!
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Norton Juke Box Series Vol.3 - Hidden Charms (7inch, 45rpm) Link Wray & His Raymen: Norton Juke Box Series Vol.3 - Hidden Charms... Art-Nr.: 45NR803

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(1994/Norton) 2-Track Single with big center hole ready for your juke box in a Link Wray-Norton company sleeve!
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Norton Juke Box Series Vol.4 - The Black Widow (7inch, 45rpm) Link Wray & His Raymen: Norton Juke Box Series Vol.4 - The Black Widow... Art-Nr.: 45NR804

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(1994/Norton) 2-Track Single with big center hole ready for your juke box in a Link Wray-Norton company sleeve!
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Norton Juke Box Series Vol.5 - Run Chicken Run (7inch, 45rpm) Link Wray & His Raymen: Norton Juke Box Series Vol.5 - Run Chicken Run... Art-Nr.: 45NR805

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(1994/Norton) 2-Track Single with big center hole ready for your juke box in a Link Wray-Norton company sleeve!
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Early Recordings - Papersleeve Link Wray: Early Recordings - Papersleeve Art-Nr.: CDCHM6

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(2006/ACE) 14 tracks
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Early Recordings - Good Rockin' Tonight (CD) Link Wray: Early Recordings - Good Rockin' Tonight (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD1460

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“This Ace album has it all. If you only have to have one Link Wray album this is it.” Bobby Gillespie Listening to this record gives me the same feeling as Ritchie Valens’ brilliant instrumental ‘From Beyond’ – recorded in 1958, the same...
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Guitar Preacher - The Polydor Years (2-CD) Link Wray: Guitar Preacher - The Polydor Years (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD527717

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(1995/Polygram US) 37 tracks - slipcase packaging, sealed original stock copy.(Bear Family Records) - Featuring guest appearances by Jerry Garcia, Commander Cody and Boz Scaggs.
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The Swan Singles Collection (CD) Link Wray: The Swan Singles Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CDROLL3011

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(1997/ROLLERCOASTER) 26 tracks 1962-66 / digipack with 20 page booklet - back in stock!
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White Lightnin' - Lost Cadence Sessions '58 (CD) Link Wray & His Raymen: White Lightnin' - Lost Cadence Sessions '58 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSC11137

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(2006/SUNDAZED) 18 tracks
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Missing Links Vol.2 - Big City After Dark (CD) Link Wray: Missing Links Vol.2 - Big City After Dark (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCED211

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​(1997/Norton) 22 Tracks - Rarities including live material!
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Missing Links Vol.1 - Hillbilly Wolf (CD) Link Wray: Missing Links Vol.1 - Hillbilly Wolf (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCED210

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​(1997/Norton) 21 Tracks - Early recordings and rarities!
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Mr. Guitar - Complete Swan Recordings (2-CD) Link Wray & His Raymen: Mr. Guitar - Complete Swan Recordings (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDCED242

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(1995/Norton) 63 Tracks - Genius compilation of all his Swan recordings. Contains a 28 page booklet with notes and rare photos! Few sealed stock copies available!
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Indian Child (CD) Link Wray: Indian Child (CD) Art-Nr.: CDEPC473100

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(1993/SONY) 10 Rracks (47:34) - Recorded and mixed at Sony Music Mobile Home, Copenhagen, Denmark. last copies - rare now!
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Missing Links Vol.4 - Streets Of Chicago (CD) Link Wray: Missing Links Vol.4 - Streets Of Chicago (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCED253

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(1997/ Norton) 17 Tracks - Rarities, incl. 16 previously unissued tracks!​
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The Definitive Edition (CD) Link Wray & His Raymen: The Definitive Edition (CD) Art-Nr.: CD263395

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(2011/Hoodoo Records) 28 Tracks (66:16) - His rare Epic album plus rarities, outtakes and Demos, 1957-1960!
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Be What You Want To (CD) Link Wray: Be What You Want To (CD) Art-Nr.: CDACA8066

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(ACADIA) 11 tracks (Polydor 1973) The 1973 San Francisco recordings featuring Jerry Garcia and Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen
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Walkin' With Link (CD) Link Wray: Walkin' With Link (CD) Art-Nr.: CDEK47904

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(1992/Sony) 20 legendary 1959/60 Epic masters ( incl.7 previously unreleased versions/alternate tracks, studio chatter) (48:38) 16 page booklet with notes from Billy Miller. Mastered by Vic Anesini, Sony Studios, New York. This is the...
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Slinky - The Epic Sessions 1958-61 (2-CD) Link Wray & The Wraymen: Slinky - The Epic Sessions 1958-61 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSC11098

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(2002/Sundazed) 46 tracks
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Big City After Dark (2x7inch, 45rpm, EP, PS) Link Wray: Big City After Dark (2x7inch, 45rpm, EP, PS) Art-Nr.: 45S250

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(2012/Sundazed) Gatefold/Klappcover - Limited Edition. His ultra rare 1962 MALA recordings - prime guitar assault!Upon being knocked sideways by hearing Link Wray for the first time, one anonymous online enthusiast exclaimed, “What year...
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3-Track Shack (2-CD) Link Wray: 3-Track Shack (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD1451

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(2015/Ace) 33 tracks, original Polydor and Virgin recordings, 1971-73, 28-page booklet with liner notes, label shots and rare photos. 3 original 1970s albums on double-CD, 'Link Wray' (1971), 'Mordicai Jones' (1972), and 'Beans And...
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Rare Demos & Alternate Takes 1958-61 Link Wray & The Wraymen: Rare Demos & Alternate Takes 1958-61 Art-Nr.: LP2011092

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(Rumble) 16 tracks (Epic and Cadence)
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The Original 1958 Cadence Sessions Link Wray & The Wraymen: The Original 1958 Cadence Sessions Art-Nr.: LP2011091

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(2014/Rumble Records) 18 tracks, original Cadence recordings 1958. This is the album that Link Wray originally offered to the Cadence label in the wake of his groundbreaking debut hit 'Rumble' back in 1958. Even though people loved 'em...
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Rumble And Roll (CD) Link Wray: Rumble And Roll (CD) Art-Nr.: CD250346

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(2013/Music Avenue) 16 tracks (43:42) digipac. Recorded 1969-1970 at Sound Studios, Baltimore, MD
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Rumble - The Swag 7inch, 45rpm, ps, colored wax, limited pressing Link Wray: Rumble - The Swag 7inch, 45rpm, ps, colored... Art-Nr.: 45S315

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(Sundazed) 2 tracks Released in April 1958, Rumble b-w The Swag was Link Wray’s opening salvo. Overnight, Rumble completely changed the nascent rock ‘n roll landscape. Full of crunch, swagger, menace and tribal tattoo rhythms, it was the...
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Big Box Of Link Wray & More Kings Of Distortion (6-CD) Link Wray & Others: Big Box Of Link Wray & More Kings Of Distortion... Art-Nr.: CDBLUE175

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(2014/Retroworld) 155 tracks - collection of wild 1950s guitar rockers.
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Wray, Link & The Raymen Link Wray: Wray, Link & The Raymen Art-Nr.: LPED149

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(1985/Demon) 16 tracks
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Slinky b-w Rendezvous 7inch, 45rpm, PS Limited Edition Link Wray: Slinky b-w Rendezvous 7inch, 45rpm, PS Limited... Art-Nr.: S281

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(2014/SUNDAZED) Exclusive Black Friday Record Store Day release - limited edition! Amazing 1959 guitar killers from the linkster! few copies
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Rumbles, Raw-Hides, Jacks & Aces (2-CD) Link Wray & His Raymen: Rumbles, Raw-Hides, Jacks & Aces (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDHN506001

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(2014/High Note) 65 tracks
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The Pathway Sessions Link Wray: The Pathway Sessions Art-Nr.: CDCHD1154

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Recordings originally made at Britain's famous rock'n'roll studio, Pathway. Re-released on Ace in 2007, the songs have been re-mixed from the original 8-track masters. Originally released on two Ace LPs('Apache', Wild Side Of The City...
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Law Of The Jungle - 1964 Swan Demos Link Wray: Law Of The Jungle - 1964 Swan Demos Art-Nr.: CDSC6221

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(2005/SUNDAZED) 15 tracks The fiery guitar legend who created the blueprint for everyone from the Kingsmen to the Cramps has been electrifying the Rock 'N' Roll universe, straddling five decades with his blistering sound. Captured here...
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Law Of The Jungle - 1964 Swan Demos 180g Link Wray: Law Of The Jungle - 1964 Swan Demos 180g Art-Nr.: SLP5193

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The fiery guitar who created the blueprint for everyone from the Kingsmen to the Cramps has been electrfying the Rock 'N' Roll universe , straddling five decades with his blistering sound. Captured here on Law of the Jungle: The '64 Swan...
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Jack The Ripper - 180g Link Wray: Jack The Ripper - 180g Art-Nr.: SLP5192

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LP on SUNDAZED LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von Link Wray - Jack The Ripper - 180g With his rawboned and ravaged instrumentals from the early '60s, Link Wray single-handedly made the guitar the ultimately cool instrument of choice for a whole...
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They're Outta Here (CD) Link Wray & His Raymen: They're Outta Here (CD) Art-Nr.: CDROLL3032

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(2004/ROLLERCOASTER) 25 Cadence tracks - 6 page foldout cover with - - 20 page booklet. This CD contains the album (tracks 2-4, 6, 7, 9-13 and 17-19) and the follow-up 45 (tracks 6 and 2) that Link Wray offered to the Cadence label in...
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The Swan Singles Collection 1963-67 2-LP 180g Link Wray: The Swan Singles Collection 1963-67 2-LP 180g Art-Nr.: SLP5178

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LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von Link Wray - The Swan Singles Collection 1963-67 2-LP 180g Pressed at R.T.I. Fred Lincoln 'Link' Wray was a man out of time. He lived in the future, waiting for the rest of the music world to catch up....
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