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Link Wray

Link Wray
Aliases
Link Wray and His Raymen
Link Wray and His Ray Men
Link Wray & His Ray Men
Link Wray & The Raymen
Link Wray and The Raymen
Link Wray and The Ray Men
Link Wray & The Wraymen
Link Wray and The Wraymen
The Spiders [2]
Real name
Frederick Lincoln Wray Jr.
Born
May 2, 1929
Died
November 5, 2005
Country
United States
IPI
00033241033
00033241131
00033241327
00061695759
00062685757
00062685855
00225851177
Comments
Guitarist, singer and songwriter
Family
Ray Vernon Brother
Olive Wray Povlsen Wife
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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
1965 (7 artists)
1990 Huevos Rancheros
April 1964 Gore Gore Girls
June 1959 (8 artists)
August 1963 The Woggles
July 1964 (3 artists)
August 1963 (3 artists)
1971 (6 artists)
1971 (6 artists)
1996 The Ledgers
1969 (2 artists)
1979 The Cherry Bombz
1973 The Bintangs
1990 Huevos Rancheros
1969 Eddie Angel
May 1965 (6 artists)
1973 Throw Rag
July 1961 (14 artists)
June 1959 Eddie Angel
August 1963 (2 artists)
1982 (2 artists)
January 5, 1959 (13 artists)
March 1958 (31 artists)
March 16, 1963 (2 artists)
April 1964 Deke Dickerson
1962 (4 artists)
1963 Marti Brom
October 1959 (3 artists)
February 11, 1997 The Fleshtones
April 1963 (3 artists)
1962 (3 artists)
March 1964 (3 artists)
March 1958 (3 artists)
December 1963 The Volcanos [US2]

Covers by Link Wray

Title Performer Release date Originally by
October 1960 Jimmy Reed
1989 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
January 25, 1994 Yves Montand
July 1974 Tony Joe White
1966 Neal Hefti
1980 Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
January 25, 1994 June Knight
1990 Jimmy Reed
1982 Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye
1977 Carl Perkins
1979 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
1979 Little Willie John
April 1978 Bruce Springsteen
April 1978 Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
1977 Billy Riley and His Little Green Men
1973 "Dock" Walsh
1965 Bob Dylan
February 1965 Roy Brown
1982 Elvis Presley
July 1966 Charles Clark and Willie Dixon Band
1982 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
1997 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
1980 The Beatles
1977 Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
1979 Bob Dylan
April 1978 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
1967 Shirley & Lee
April 1978 Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio
1990 Geo. Campbell, Elvis Presley
October 1960 Ray Charles and His Band
1980 Barrett Strong
March 5, 2002 (unknown)
April 1978 Bob Luman
1977 Billy "The Kid" Emerson
1997 Creedence Clearwater Revival
April 1978 Huey Smith and Gerri Hall
1980 Joe Turner and His Blues Kings
1977 Eddie Cochran
1973 (unknown), Wiseman Sextet, Heavenly Gospel Singers
June 20, 1995 Debbie Reynolds
1982 Buddy Holly and The Three Tunes
1977 Sanford Clark
April 1978 Jack Scott with The Chantones Vocal Group
April 1978 Eddie Cochran
Week End Link Wray & The Raymen 1963 Unverified

Songs written by Link Wray

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Ace of Spades Link Wray, Milt Grant Link Wray & The Raymen 1965 Covered by (7 artists)
American Sunset Link Wray, Olive Wray Povlsen Link Wray 1990 Covered by Huevos Rancheros
Baby Doll Link Wray The Spiders [2] April 1964 Covered by Gore Gore Girls
Comanche Link Wray, Milt Grant Link Wray and The Wraymen June 1959 Covered by (8 artists)
Deacon Jones Link Wray Link Wray and His Ray Men August 1963 Covered by The Woggles
Deuces Wild Link Wray Link Wray and The Ray Men July 1964 Covered by (3 artists)
Dinosaur Link Wray Link Wray and His Ray Men August 1963 Covered by (3 artists)
Fallin' Rain Link Wray Link Wray 1971 Covered by (6 artists)
Fire and Brimstone Link Wray Link Wray 1971 Covered by (6 artists)
Friday Night Dance Party Link Wray Link Wray and The Raymen 1996 Covered by The Ledgers
Genocide Link Wray Link Wray 1969 Covered by (2 artists)
Good Good Lovin' Link Wray Link Wray 1979 Covered by The Cherry Bombz
Hobo Man Link Wray, Yvonne Verroca Link Wray 1973 Covered by The Bintangs
Hotel Loneliness Link Wray, Olive Wray Povlsen Link Wray 1990 Covered by Huevos Rancheros
Hungry Link Wray Link Wray 1969 Covered by Eddie Angel
I'm Branded Link Wray Link Wray and The Ray Men May 1965 Covered by (6 artists)
I'm So Glad, I'm So Proud Link Wray, Yvonne Verroca Link Wray 1973 Covered by Throw Rag
Jack the Ripper Link Wray Link Wray and The Raymen July 1961 Covered by (14 artists)
Lillian Link Wray, Milt Grant Link Wray and The Wraymen June 1959 Covered by Eddie Angel
Mr. Guitar Link Wray Link Wray and His Ray Men August 1963 Covered by (2 artists)
Mustang Link Wray Link Wray 1982 Covered by (2 artists)
Raw-Hide Link Wray, Milt Grant Link Wray and The Wraymen January 5, 1959 Covered by (13 artists)
Roughshod Link Wray, Milt Grant Ray Vernon June 1960 Covered by (2 artists)
Rumble Link Wray, Milt Grant Link Wray & His Ray Men March 1958 Covered by (31 artists)
Rumble Mambo Link Wray Link Wray and The Wraymen March 16, 1963 Covered by (2 artists)
Run Boy Run Link Wray The Spiders [2] April 1964 Covered by Deke Dickerson
Run Chicken Run Link Wray, Milt Grant Link Wray and His Raymen 1962 Covered by (4 artists)
Slinky Link Wray, Milt Grant Link Wray and The Wraymen October 1959 Covered by (3 artists)
Soul Train Link Wray Link Wray February 11, 1997 Covered by The Fleshtones
The Black Widow Link Wray, Milt Grant Link Wray and His Ray Men April 1963 Covered by (3 artists)
The Outlaw Link Wray, Milt Grant Link Wray and His Raymen 1962 Covered by (3 artists)
The Shadow Knows Link Wray, Lawrence Fredericks Link Wray and His Raymen March 1964 Covered by (3 artists)
The Swag Link Wray, Milt Grant Link Wray & His Ray Men March 1958 Covered by (3 artists)
The Sweeper Link Wray Link Wray and The Ray Men December 1963 Covered by The Volcanos [US2]

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
Apache Link Wray 1990 Ace [GB]
Beans and Fatback Link Wray 1973 Virgin
Born to Be Wild - Live in the USA 1987 Link Wray 1989 Line Records
Bullshot Link Wray 1979 Visa Records
Fresh Fish Special Robert Gordon with Link Wray April 1978 Private Stock Records
Good Rockin' Tonight Link Wray 1982 Ace [GB]
Great Guitar Hits Link Wray and His Raymen 1962 Vermillion
Jack the Ripper Link Wray and His Ray Men August 1963 Swan
Jack the Ripper Link Wray January 25, 1994 P-Vine
Link Wray Link Wray 1971 Polydor
Link Wray Live at The Paradiso Link Wray 1980 Line Records
Mr. Guitar - Original Swan Recordings Link Wray and The Raymen June 20, 1995 Norton Records
On the Road Dave Dudley with Dick Williams featuring Link Wray and The Wraymen 1963 Guest Star Records
Robert Gordon with Link Wray Robert Gordon with Link Wray 1977 Private Stock Records
Shadowman Link Wray 1997 Hip-O Records
Slinky! The Epic Sessions '58-'61 Link Wray & The Wraymen March 5, 2002 Sundazed
Streets of Chicago - Missing Links Volume 4 Link Wray February 11, 1997 Norton Records
The Link Wray Rumble Link Wray July 1974 Polydor
Wild Side of the City Lights Link Wray 1990 Ace [GB]
Yesterday - Today Link Wray 1969 Record Factory

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Ace of Spades Link Wray & The Raymen 1965 Swan
Ain't That Lovin' You Babe Link Wray and The Wraymen October 1960 Epic
Baby Doll The Spiders [2] April 1964 Lawn
Batman Theme Link Wray and The Raymen 1966 Swan
Comanche Link Wray and The Wraymen June 1959 Epic
Deuces Wild Link Wray and The Ray Men July 1964 Swan
Friday Night Dance Party Link Wray and The Raymen 1996 Norton Records
Girl from the North Country Link Wray 1965 Swan
Good Rockin' Tonight Link Wray February 1965 Swan
Hambone - Rumble Mambo Link Wray and The Wraymen March 16, 1963 OKeh
Hidden Charms Link Wray and The Raymen July 1966 Swan
I'm Branded Link Wray and The Ray Men May 1965 Swan
Jack the Ripper Link Wray and The Raymen July 1961 Rumble Records [2]
Jack The Ripper Link Wray and His Ray Men April 1963 Swan
Juke Box Mama Link Wray 1971 Polydor
Let the Good Times Roll Link Wray 1967 Swan
Raw-Hide Link Wray and The Wraymen January 5, 1959 Epic
Rumble Link Wray & His Ray Men March 1958 Cadence
Slinky Link Wray and The Wraymen October 1959 Epic
The Shadow Knows Link Wray and His Raymen March 1964 Swan
The Sweeper Link Wray and The Ray Men December 1963 Swan

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
Eddie Angel Plays Link Wray Eddie Angel June 2006 Spinout
Guitar Ace - Link Wray Tribute various artists May 20, 2003 MuSick Recordings
Think Link! various artists 1994 Drink 'n' Drive Records
Think Link! - Volume 2 various artists 1996 Drink 'n' Drive Records