Wray in Seattle, 2005
|Birth name||Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr.|
|Born||May 2, 1929|
Dunn, North Carolina, U.S.
|Died||November 5, 2005 76) (aged|
|Associated acts||Robert Gordon|
Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray, Jr. (May 2, 1929 – November 5, 2005) was a Shawnee rock and roll guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who became popular in the late 1950s.
The Shawnee are an Algonquian-speaking ethnic group indigenous to North America. In colonial times they were a semi-migratory Native American nation, primarily inhabiting areas of the Ohio Valley, extending from what became Ohio and Kentucky eastward to West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Western Maryland; south to Alabama and South Carolina; and westward to Indiana, and Illinois.
Rock and roll is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s from musical styles such as gospel, jump blues, jazz, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues, along with country music. While elements of what was to become rock and roll can be heard in blues records from the 1920s and in country records of the 1930s, the genre did not acquire its name until 1954.
Building on the distorted electric guitar sound of early records, his 1958 instrumental hit "Rumble" by Link Wray & His Ray Men popularized "the power chord, the major modus operandi of modern rock guitarists," facilitating the emergence of "punk and heavy rock". Rolling Stone placed Wray at No. 45 of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.In 2013 and 2017 he was a nominee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Though he began in country music, his musical style went on to consist primarily of rock and roll, rockabilly, and instrumental rock.
Distortion and overdrive are forms of audio signal processing used to alter the sound of amplified electric musical instruments, usually by increasing their gain, producing a "fuzzy", "growling", or "gritty" tone. Distortion is most commonly used with the electric guitar, but may also be used with other electric instruments such as bass guitar, electric piano, and Hammond organ. Guitarists playing electric blues originally obtained an overdriven sound by turning up their vacuum tube-powered guitar amplifiers to high volumes, which caused the signal to distort. While overdriven tube amps are still used to obtain overdrive in the 2010s, especially in genres like blues and rockabilly, a number of other ways to produce distortion have been developed since the 1960s, such as distortion effect pedals. The growling tone of distorted electric guitar is a key part of many genres, including blues and many rock music genres, notably hard rock, punk rock, hardcore punk, acid rock, and heavy metal music.
An instrumental is a musical composition or recording without lyrics, or singing, although it might include some inarticulate vocals, such as shouted backup vocals in a Big Band setting. Through semantic widening, a broader sense of the word song may refer to instrumentals. The music is primarily or exclusively produced using musical instruments. An instrumental can exist in music notation, after it is written by a composer; in the mind of the composer ; as a piece that is performed live by a single instrumentalist or a musical ensemble, which could range in components from a duo or trio to a large Big Band, concert band or orchestra.
"Rumble" is an instrumental by American group Link Wray & His Ray Men. Released in the United States on March 31, 1958, as a single, though recorded in 1954, "Rumble" utilized the techniques of distortion and feedback, then largely unexplored in rock and roll. The single is the only instrumental ever banned from radio in the United States. It is also one of the first tunes to use the power chord, the "major modus operandi of the modern rock guitarist".
Wray was born on May 2, 1929 in Dunn, North Carolina, to Fred Lincoln Wray, Sr., and his wife, Lillian M. Wray (née Coats), [ citation needed ] Three songs he performed were named for indigenous peoples: "Shawnee," "Apache," and "Comanche." "Apache" was an instrumental composed by Jerry Lordan; it was originally a hit in the United Kingdom for The Shadows in 1960 and reached #2 on the Billboard charts in the U.S. on April 3, 1961 by Danish guitarist Jørgen Ingmann. Wray recorded a cover version 30 years later, when it was also associated with The Ventures and the Incredible Bongo Band.who were semi-literate Shawnee Native Americans,. although the 1930 and 1940 censuses refer to them as White as many Native Americans either registered themselves as White or Black to avoid discrimination,
Dunn is a city in Harnett County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 9,263 at the 2010 census, and an estimated 9,718 in 2018. It is the anchor city of the Dunn Micropolitan Area, population 114,678, which is a part of the greater Raleigh–Durham–Cary Combined Statistical Area (CSA) as defined by the United States Census Bureau.
"Apache" is an instrumental written by English composer Jerry Lordan. The original version was by Bert Weedon, but Lordan did not like the version. The British rock group the Shadows recorded "Apache" in June 1960 and released it the next month. It topped the UK Singles Chart for five weeks.
Wray served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War (1950-53), and contracted tuberculosis, which hospitalized him for a year. His stay concluded with the removal of a lung, which doctors predicted would mean he would never be able to sing again.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States, and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution. As the oldest and most senior branch of the U.S. military in order of precedence, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which was formed to fight the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)—before the United States of America was established as a country. After the Revolutionary War, the Congress of the Confederation created the United States Army on 3 June 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The United States Army considers itself descended from the Continental Army, and dates its institutional inception from the origin of that armed force in 1775.
The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following a series of clashes along the border.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Most infections do not have symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis. About 10% of latent infections progress to active disease which, if left untreated, kills about half of those affected. The classic symptoms of active TB are a chronic cough with blood-containing mucus, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. It was historically called "consumption" due to the weight loss. Infection of other organs can cause a wide range of symptoms.
In 1958, Wray's first hit, "Rumble," was banned in New York and Boston for fear it would incite teenage gang violence.The record was first released on Cadence Records (catalog number 1347) as by "Link Wray & His Ray Men." Building on the distorted electric guitar sound of early records, his 1958 instrumental hit "Rumble" by Wray and his band popularized "the power chord, the major modus operandi of modern rock guitarists," facilitating the emergence of "punk and heavy rock". Before, during, and after his stints with major labels Epic and Swan, Wray released 45s under many names. Tiring of the corporate music machine, he began recording albums using a three-track studio he converted from an outbuilding on his brother's property that his father used to raise chickens.
Cadence Records was an American record company based in New York City whose labels had a picture of a metronome. It was founded by Archie Bleyer, who had been the musical director and orchestra leader for Arthur Godfrey in 1952. Bleyer had written a few hot songs in 1932–34 and had a band that recorded for ARC in 1934 and 1935.
A power chord
Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily from the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly from a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.
While living in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1970s, Wray was introduced to Quicksilver Messenger Service guitarist John Cipollina by bassist James "Hutch" Hutchinson. [ citation needed ]He subsequently formed a band initially featuring special guest Cipollina along with the rhythm section from Cipollina's band Copperhead, bassist Hutch Hutchinson, and drummer David Weber. They opened for the band Lighthouse at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles from May 15–19, 1974. He later did numerous concerts and radio broadcasts in the Bay Area including KSAN and the Bill Graham venue Winterland Ballroom, with Les Lizama later replacing Hutchinson on bass. He toured and recorded two albums with retro-rockabilly artist Robert Gordon in the late 1970s. The 1980s to the present day saw a large number of reissues as well as new material. One member of his band in the 1980s, drummer Anton Fig, later became drummer in the CBS Orchestra on the Late Show with David Letterman . In 1994, he played on four songs of the album Chatterton by French rocker Alain Bashung. He went on to release two albums of new music: Shadowman (1997) and Barbed Wire (2005). Recently discovered recordings were slated to be released in 2018.
Quicksilver Messenger Service is an American psychedelic rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. The band achieved wide popularity in the San Francisco Bay Area and through their recordings, with psychedelic rock enthusiasts around the globe, and several of their albums ranked in the Top 30 of the Billboard Pop charts. They were part of the new wave of album-oriented bands, achieving renown and popularity despite an almost complete lack of success with their singles. Though not as commercially successful as contemporaries Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver was integral to the beginnings of their genre. With their jazz and classical influences and a strong folk background, the band attempted to create an individual, innovative sound. Music historian Colin Larkin wrote: "Of all the bands that came out of the San Francisco area during the late '60s, Quicksilver typified most the style, attitude and sound of that era."
John Cipollina was a guitarist best known for his role as a founder and the lead guitarist of the prominent San Francisco rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service. After leaving Quicksilver he formed the band Copperhead, was a member of the San Francisco All Stars and later played with numerous other bands, including Janis Joplin on the Dick Cavett show.
Lighthouse is a Canadian rock band formed in 1968 in Toronto, Ontario. Their sound included horns, string instruments, and vibraphone; their music reflected elements of rock music, jazz, classical music, and swing. They won Juno Awards for Best Canadian Group of the Year in 1972, 1973, and 1974.
Wray's first three marriages—to Elizabeth Canady Wray, Katherine Tidwell Wray, and Sharon Wray—each ended in divorce.Although Wray had eight children with his first three wives, he had little contact with any of them after relocating to Denmark in the early 1980s.
Wray died of heart failure at his home in Copenhagen, at the age of 76.Survivors included his fourth wife, Olive Julie Povlsen Wray, and their son. He was buried in the crypt of the Christian's Church, Copenhagen.
Jack Rose cited Wray as an influence,as did Iggy Pop and Neil Young. Jimmy Page says that Link Wray had a "real rebel attitude" and credits him in It Might Get Loud as a major influence in his early career. According to Rolling Stone , Pete Townshend of The Who once said, "If it hadn't been for Link Wray and 'Rumble,' I never would have picked up a guitar." "The only people I ever really looked up to were Link Wray and Iggy Pop," said Mark E. Smith of The Fall. "Guys like…Link Wray…are very special to me."
|Release date||A-side||B-side||Label||Catalog number||US|
|March 1958||"Rumble"||"The Swag"||Cadence||1347||16|
|1959||"Roughshod"||"Vendetta" [released as by Ray Vernon; no credit to Link Wray or The Raymen]||Scottie||1320|
|March 1960||"Trail of the Lonesome Pine"||"Golden Strings" (Based on a Chopin etude)||Epic||5-9361|
|October 1960||"Ain't That Lovin' You Babe"||"Mary Ann"||Epic||5-9419|
|July 1961||"Jack The Ripper"||"The Stranger"||Rumble||1000|
|August 1961||"El Toro"||"Tijuana"||Epic||5-9454|
|November 1961||"Evil Angel"||"Danger One Way Love" [released as by Ray Vernon with Link Wray & His Raymen]||Rumble||1349|
|April 1962||"Poppin' Popeye"||"Big City Stomp"||Trans Atlas||M-687|
|October 1962||"Big City After Dark"||"Hold It" [released as by Ray Vernon & The Raymen]||Mala||456|
|1963||"Dancing Party"||"There's a Hole in the Middle of the Moon"||Mala||458|
|March 1963||"Hambone" [A-side by Red Saunders & His Orchestra with Dolores Hawkins and the Hambone Kids]||"Rumble Mambo" [B-side by Link Wray & The Wraymen]||Okeh||4-7166|
|April 1963||"Jack The Ripper"||"The Black Widow"||Swan||S-4137||64|
|September 1963||"Week End"||"Turnpike U.S.A."||Swan||S-4154|
|November 1963||"The Sweeper"||"Run Chicken Run"||Swan||S-4163|
|February 1964||"The Shadow Knows"||"My Alberta"||Swan||S-4171|
|July 1964||"Deuces Wild"||"Summer Dream"||Swan||S-4187|
|February 1965||"Good Rockin' Tonight"||"I'll Do Anything For You"||Swan||S-4201|
|April 1965||"I'm Branded"||"Hang On"||Swan||S-4211|
|never released/withdrawn from schedule (originally set for mid–1965)||"Please Please Me"||"Rumble '65"||Swan||S-4221|
|July 1965||""Baby, What'cha Want Me"||"Walkin' Down the Street Called Love"||Diamond||186|
|October 1965||"Girl from the North Country"||"You Hurt Me So"||Swan||S-4232|
|December 1965||"Ace of Spades"||"The Fuzz"||Swan||S-4239|
|February 1966||"Batman Theme" (with Bobby Howard)||"Alone"||Swan||S-4244|
|July 1966||"Hidden Charms"||"Ace of Spades" [alternate version]||Swan||S-4261|
|October 1966||"Let the Good Times Roll" (with Kathy Lynn)||"Soul Train"||Swan||S-4273|
|1967||"Jack The Ripper" [reissue]||"I'll Do Anything For You" [reissue]||Swan||S-4284|
|1968||"Rumble '68"||"Blow Your Mind"||Heavy||101|
|1969||"Rumble–69"||"Mind Blower"||Mr. G (an imprint of Audio Fidelity)||G-820|
|July 1971||"Fire and Brimstone"||"Juke Box Mama"||Polydor||PD-14084|
|October 1971||"Fallin' Rain"||"Juke Box Mama"||Polydor||PD-14096|
|1973||"Shine the Light"||"Lawdy Miss Clawdy"||Polydor||PD-14188|
|1973||"I'm So Glad, I'm So Proud"||"Shawnee Tribe"||Virgin [UK]||VS-103|
|1974||"I Got To Ramble" (Dedicated to the memory of Duane Allman)||"She's That Kind of Woman"||Polydor||PD-14256|
|1974||"It Was a Bad Scene"||"Backwoods Preacher Man"||Polydor [UK]||2066 366|
|1975||"I Know You're Leaving Me Now"||"Quicksand"||Virgin [UK]||VS-142|
|June 1979||"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"||"Just That Kind"||Charisma[UK]||CB-333|
Wray was a featured collaborator on Robert Gordon's 1977 single "Red Hot" (Private Stock Records, PS 45-156). The single peaked at # 83 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
|Release date||Title||Label||Catalog Number|
|1960 US||Link Wray & The Wraymen||Epic||LN 3661|
|1962 US||Great Guitar Hits by Link Wray and His Raymen||Vermillion||LP-1924|
|1963 US||Jack The Ripper (album)||Swan||S-LP 510|
|1964 US||Link Wray Sings and Plays Guitar||Vermillion||LP-1925|
|1969 US||Yesterday – Today||Record Factory||LP-1929|
|1971 US||Link Wray||Polydor||PD-24-4064|
|1971 US||Mordicai Jones (with Bobby Howard)||Polydor||PD-5010|
|1973 US||Beans and Fatback (rec. 1971)||Virgin||V-2006|
|1973 US||Be What You Want To||Polydor||PD-5047|
|1974 US||The Link Wray Rumble||Polydor||PD-6025|
|1974 US||Listen to the Voices That Want to Be Free (with Joey Welz; rec. 1969–70) [reissued in 2013 as Rumble & Roll on Rokarola/Music Avenue 250346]||Music City||MCR-5003|
|1975 US||Stuck in Gear||Virgin||V-2050|
|1979 US||Bullshot||Visa/Passport/Gem||VISA 7009|
|1980 US||Live at the Paradiso at the Paradiso, Amsterdam||Visa/Passport/Gem||VISA 7010|
|1985 UK||Live in '85||Big Beat||WIK 42; CDWIK 972|
|1989 DE||Born to Be Wild: Live in the U.S.A. 1987||Line||LICD 9.00690|
|1989 UK||Rumble Man||Ace||CH 266|
|1990 UK||Apache (album)||Ace||CH 286; CDCHD 931|
|1990 UK||Wild Side of the City Lights||Ace||CH 296; CDCHD 931|
|1993 DK||Indian Child||Epic/Sony Music||EPC 473100 2|
|1997 US||Walking Down a Street Called Love [live]||Cult Music/Cleopatra||CLP-9989|
|2000 UK||Barbed Wire||Ace||CDCHD 770|
|Release date||Title||Label||Catalog Number|
|1978 UK||Link Wray: Early Recordings||Chiswick/Ace||CH 6; CDCHD 1460|
|1982 UK||Good Rockin' Tonight||Chiswick/Ace||CH 69 ; CDCHD 1460|
|1987 UK||Growling Guitar||Big Beat||WIK 65; CDWIK 972|
|1989 UK||The Original Rumble: Plus 22 Other Storming Guitar Instrumentals||Ace||CDCH 924|
|1989 UK||The Swan Demos '64 [reissued in 2005 as Law of the Jungle! The Swan Demos '64 on Sundazed SC-6221]||Hangman||HANG-31 UP|
|1990 UK||Jack The Ripper [reissued in 1994 on Forevermore FVR-5002; and again in 2005 on Sundazed LP-5192]||Hangman||HANG-33 UP|
|1990 US||Hillbilly Wolf: Missing Links Vol. 1||Norton||ED 210|
|1990 US||Big City After Dark: Missing Links Vol. 2||Norton||ED 211|
|1990 US||Some Kinda Nut: Missing Links Vol. 3||Norton||ED 212|
|1992 US||Walkin' With Link||Epic/Legacy||EK 47904|
|1993 US||Rumble! The Best of Link Wray||Rhino||R2 71222|
|1995 US||Guitar Preacher: The Polydor Years [2CD]||Chronicles/Polydor||527 717|
|1995 US||Mr. Guitar: Original Swan Recordings [2CD]||Norton||CED 242|
|1997 US||Streets of Chicago: Missing Links Volume 4||Norton||ED 253|
|1997 UK||Robert Gordon with Link Wray / Fresh Fish Special [2-LPs-on-1-CD; with extra bonus track: "Endless Sleep"]||Ace||CDCHD 656|
|1997 UK||The Swan Singles Collection 1963–1967 [reissued in 2004 on Sundazed LP-5178]||Rollercoaster||RCCD 3011|
|2002 US||Slinky! The Epic Sessions '58–'61 [2CD]||Sundazed||SC-11098|
|2002 UK||Law of the Jungle||Ace||CDCHD 837|
|2004 UK||"They're Outta Here", Says Archie||Rollercoaster||RCCD 3032|
|2006 US||White Lightning: Lost Cadence Sessions '58||Sundazed||SC-11137|
|2007 UK||King of the Wild Guitar||Ace||CDCHD 1143|
|2007 UK||The Pathway Sessions (includes the albums: Apache, Wild Side of the City Lights)||Ace||CDCHD 1154|
|2015 UK||3-Track Shack [2CD] (includes the albums: Link Wray, Mordicai Jones, Beans and Fatback)||Ace||CDCH2 1451|
|1977 US||Robert Gordon with Link Wray||Private Stock; 1979 reissue: RCA Victor; 1997 CD reissue: One Way; 2015 CD reissue: Culture Factory||PS 2030; AFL1-3296; OW-34493; 850703003880|
|1978 US||Fresh Fish Special||Private Stock; 1979 reissue: RCA Victor; 1997 CD reissue: One Way; 2015 CD reissue: Culture Factory||PS 7008; AFL1-3299; OW-34491; 850703003873|
|2014 US||Robert Gordon/Link Wray: Cleveland '78 [live]||Rock-A-Billy/Cleopatra||CLP-CD-1952|
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