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Link Wray

November 19, 2004 | Format: MP3

$9.49
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 19, 2004
  • Release Date: November 19, 2004
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • Copyright: (C) 1971 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 44:04
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  • ASIN: B001NYD0UY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,124 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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By A. Woodley on February 21, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is a great album but do yourself a favor and buy Link Wray's album Wray's Three Track Shack. This album along with two others (Beans and Backfat and Mordicai Jones)are all collected on Wray's Three Track Shack. All three albums are fairly hard to find and can get costly so do yourself a favor and buy Wray's Three Track Shack, it's well worth the money.
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When I first heard this music in vinyl record form back in the early[mid?] Seventies, while living as a hermit in a beat up old shack on a dairy farm in North Carolina, I thought that I had died and gone to heaven. God Almighty, that backwoods primitive Native American Rock and Roll beat, was just so damn Genuine and Authenic, I listened to it over and over and over and over again. And even though I'm not a religious man, the way Link and his backup singers sang about Jesus, just about made a believer outta me. So, decades flew by, and that record got lost somewhere, but I never forgot it, and would seek out different Link Wray music in an attempt to get that good good feeling back. But all the other music that Wray did was WAY WAY different, and nowheres as good as this one. For a long time, I would doubt myself into thinking that maybe I was remembering his name wrong. But LINK WRAY?..... Not too many of them around to get confused with. And FINALLY, thanks to the producers [Polydor} and Amazon, I am back in the heavy heavy but, oh so uplifting groove once again! This album will MOVE you like nothin" else!!! And I also want to thank my long lost buddy, Pete Hoffman for lending that beautiful record to me back then. Thanks, Pete.
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I am a huge sonny landreth fan and on one of his albums he covered juke box mama and I loved it well someone heard me listening to it and told me of link wray and well as much as I love sonny's verson Links is simply amazing the whole album is amazing. I would highly recommend this album to anyone. Go get it and you will not be sorry
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Format: Vinyl
This album was issued in 1971, and it's my understanding that this is one of the first, if not the first, records Link Wray made in his legendary 3-track "Chicken Shack" studio. The album has a rough, homemade feel to it which, most of the time, suits the material quite well. There is no polish to this album, and none needed. It's not a guitar album, though it does have some enjoyable guitar moments. It presents a totally different sound than Link's early recordings. This was a comeback album after several years of absence from recording and clearly Wray is trying for a 70s groove, not the early 60s guitar work for which he's primarily known.

I've read criticisms of Link's vocals on this album, but I disagree. I think his singing is strong, though not pretty, I agree. At times it's wonderfully soulful. The singing style is varied, too---though the album notes credit only Link Wray for lead vocals, it sure sounds like there are one or two other people singing lead at times. I'd have to do some research to see if that's true or just my imagination.

Side One is a little weak. If the whole album sounded like this, I'd be hard pressed to give it more than three stars.
>> La De Da reminds me of Levon Helm, but the instrumental background lacks the sparkle that the Band would have provided. So it becomes more like a Van Morrison dirge (no insult intended), which is to say, that it is very sing-song and repetitive, relying upon the sheer weight and grit of the vocals to carry it. Wray is no Levon Helm or Van Morrison, but at times he has even more soul. Not on this track, though.
>> Take Me Home Jesus starts with a simple organ intro and then moves straight to country folk territory.
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Format: MP3 Music
I bought this album decades ago for some reason and was surprised how much I loved some of the songs. Not all of them, but some. It was not what I expected. Vocals by Link Wray? Indeed yes! I thought years ago and I still think that "Fallin' Rain" and "Black River Swamp" are two of the best songs I've ever heard on record (mp3 now). I hope you'll listen to the snippets and if they sound like you might like them, you'll consider downloading them.

I recall reading by a reviewer that Wray recorded these songs with his crew at his recording shack and when at times they didn't haven't all the instruments they wanted so they used barrels and tubs as drums or in addition to what drums they had. Whether true or not, there's some outstanding music on here, especially "Fallin' Rain", "Black River Swamp", "Ice People" and "God Out West".

I never thought these songs would see the light of day after all these years but here they are and they do light up the day. Not "Rumble" but Rock!
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