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LINK WRAY

La De Da

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.

Various - Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels Vol.04, The Blissed-Out Birth Of Country Rock 1971 (2-CD)


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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 real stuff! - out of print...

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Link Wray & Others: The King Of Distortion Meets The Red Line Rebels - Link Wray And Others (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPSALM2369
 

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(2013/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: 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 is this stuff?!? Was this...

$20.63 *

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

$15.27 *

Link Wray & His Raymen: Norton Juke Box Series Vol.3 - Hidden Charms (7inch, 45rpm)
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!

$9.37 *

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!

$21.16 *

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!

$23.52 *

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 year ‘Rumble’ was...

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Link Wray & His Raymen: Norton Juke Box Series Vol.4 - The Black Widow (7inch, 45rpm)
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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Link Wray & His Raymen: Norton Juke Box Series Vol.5 - Run Chicken Run (7inch, 45rpm)
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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Link Wray & His Raymen: Norton Juke Box Series Vol.1 - Jack The Ripper (7inch, 45rpm)
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!

$9.37 *

Link Wray: Early Recordings - Papersleeve
Art-Nr.: CDCHM6
 

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(2006/ACE) 14 tracks

$15.03 *

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!

$58.89 *

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 new generation....

$31.77 *

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!​

$18.81 *

Link Wray: Link Wray & His Raymen - Music From The Motion Picture 'Pulp Fiction' (CD EP)
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 tracks, 2 songs, means issued...

$16.45 *

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.

$47.10 *

Link Wray: Be What You Want To (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDACA8066
 

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(2003/ACADIA) 11 tracks (Polydor 1973) The 1973 San Francisco recordings featuring Jerry Garcia and Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen

$70.68 *

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. Anticipating vital elements of...

$43.56 *

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 the wake of his...

$21.16 *

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 Lights') these sides sound...

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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 on Law of the Jungle: the '64...

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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 Demos are 15 deadly studio...

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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 Fatback' (1973) plus bonus track...

$25.88 *

Link Wray: Rumble - The Swag 7inch, 45rpm, ps, colored wax, limited pressing
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 sound of a switchblade...

$14.74 *

Link Wray: Missing Links Vol.1 - Hillbilly Wolf (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCED210
 

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​(1997/Norton) 21 Tracks - Early recordings and rarities!

$35.31 *

Link Wray & His Raymen: Norton Juke Box Series Vol.2 - Ace Of Spades (7inch, 45rpm)
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!

$9.37 *

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!

$21.16 *

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...

$21.16 *

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

$47.10 *

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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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!

$18.81 *

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!

$18.81 *

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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Link Wray: Law Of The Jungle
Art-Nr.: CDCHD837
 

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(2002/ACE) 30 tracks - many stereo & unissued Swan versions !

$11.73 *

Link Wray & The Wraymen: Ain't That Lovin' You Babe b-w Mary Ann 7inch, 45rpm
Art-Nr.: REP23062
 

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cult 45 guitar rockers w. vocals by the one and only Linkster - reproduction of a white label radio station copy - play loud!

$12.67 *

Link Wray & His Raymen: Rumbles, Raw-Hides, Jacks & Aces (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHN506001
 

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(2014/High Note) 65 tracks

$19.98 *

Link Wray: Wray, Link & The Raymen
Art-Nr.: LPED149
 

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(1985/Demon) 16 tracks

$17.63 *

Link Wray & The Wraymen: Rare Demos & Alternate Takes 1958-61
Art-Nr.: LP2011092
 

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(Rumble) 16 tracks (Epic and Cadence)

$21.16 *

   
 
 
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