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THE WORST LINK WRAY COVER SONG EVER!

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Ever heard of THE MARTY COOPER CLAN? Neither have we. But, back in 1963, RCA Records released this gem, NEW SOUNDS....OLD GOODIES by Marty. On this LP, Marty and his Clan SING rock and roll instrumentals of the day - including RUMBLE by Link Wray.

Thankfully, the music world never heard from ol’ Marty again.

If you dare, you can hear this “masterpiece” in our YouTube video below. Just remember, you can never get the next two minutes back again. Just don’t blame us. We warned you!

NEWLY DISCOVERED LINK MUSIC!

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The brand new Robert Gordon double CD “Somethin’ Else” features what is billed as a “full” Robert Gordon and Link Wray live concert recording from 1978. The CD ads state this unreleased Gordon / Wray concert is from January 20, 1978 in Rotterdam, NL. However, the photo included in the ads (below) was shot in Canada. The only record LinkWray.com has of a Gordon / Wray gig in Rotterdam that year is a two date stand in June at the Exit Club - but it is certainly possible they played Rotterdam twice that year.

You will find the track listings below. The first disc consists of a studio session from around 2012 with Robert, and the second disc is the concert featuring Link. All tracks on the second disc feature Link on guitar - but it’s interesting to note that FOUR solo Link live tracks are on this disc - RUMBLE and BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO are the two standard numbers Link did on tour with Robert. It’s interesting to note that this disc also features LAWDY MISS CLAWDY and RAWHIDE live - interesting, as this would mark the first live recording of Link doing LAWDY MISS CLAWDY live.

We will have more to report as soon as we get a copy in-hand, as right now it’s only available in very limited numbers from overseas vendors.

DISC ONE - STUDIO SESSIONS

  • DON’T LET GO
  • LUCILLE
  • YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT UNTIL YOU LOSE IT
  • HOT ROD
  • I’VE HAD IT
  • BELIEVE WHAT YOU SAY
  • KNOCK THREE TIMES
  • BE BOP A LULA
  • WHY
  • PLEASE DON’T TOUCH
  • I’LL MAKE IT RIGHT
  • SOMETHIN’ ELSE
  • TELL HIM NO
  • DON’T LET GO
  • HOT ROD (REHEARSALS)
  • PLEASE DON’T
  • BE BOP A LULA
  • KNOCK THREE TIMES
  • BELIEVE WHAT YOU SAY
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DISC TWO - ROBERT AND LINK WRAY LIVE IN ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND - JANUARY 20, 1978

  • TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK
  • RED CADILLAC AND A BLACK MOUSTACHE
  • LINK TALKS
  • I WANT TO BE FREE
  • RUMBLE
  • LAWDY MISS CLAWDY
  • FLYING SAUCER ROCK AND ROLL
  • MYSTERY TRAIN
  • SUMMERTIME BLUES
  • IF THIS IS WRONG
  • BABY LET’S PLAY HOUSE
  • RED HOT
  • FIRE
  • SEA CRUISE
  • I SURE MISS YOU
  • RAWIIDE
  • BABY WHAY YOU WANT ME TO DO?
  • THE WAY I WALK
  • LONESOME TRAIN
  • FIVE DAYS, FIVE DAYS
  • BOPPIN’ THE BLUES
  • I GOT A WOMAN
  • ENDLESS SLEEP
  • RED HOT

Link’s solo performances are RUMBLE, LAWDY MISS CLAWDY, RAWHIDE and BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO?

BAND OF TRIBES ON ITUNES

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You can now get the BAND OF TRIBES (featuring Link’s grandson Chris Webb) full length record on iTunes! 12 Link Wray cuts for $9.99. Check it out when you click here.

LINK WRAY SIGNATURE GUITAR!

Here’s a few sneak shots of the new Link Wray signature guitar! Coming soon to a guitar shop near you...

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IT GOT LOUD AGAIN....

Link fans got an unexpected surprise recently during an appearance by Jimmy Page on the Tonight Show. After an introduction by Jimmy Fallon, Page walks onto the show to RUMBLE. Just before sitting down he and Jimmy Fallon break out their air guitars and strum a few Link chords, in homage to the documentary “It Might Get Loud.”

Thanks to Rock Hall power hitter, Tonight Show bandleader, and ace musicologist Questlove for the selection of the intro music for Jimmy Page.