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Wray, Link

Full name Frederick Lincoln Wray. Born 1929 in Dunn, N.C. Brother of Doug and Vernon Wray. Died in 2005.

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Original Releases

Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
 
 
Kay (D.C.)  3690  Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Sez Baby — Link Wray 45-698 Bullet Bison Bop LP 2037 (#4)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2037 (#4)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55180 (#6)
Bullet Mima 10 002 (#9)
Bullet Norton LP 210 (#2)
Bullet Norton CD 210 (#2)
    Pertinent Song sample Johnny Bom Bonny — Link Wray 45-698 Bullet Bison Bop LP 2037 (#11)
Bullet Buffalo Bop LP 2037 (#11)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55180 (#29)
Bullet Norton LP 210 (#3)
Bullet Norton CD 210 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Label shot When You Cross Your Heart — Bob Dean And Cindy With The Krountry Kings 45-697  
    Non-pertinent Song sample Walk, Walk, Walkin' Blues — Bob Dean And Cindy With The Krountry Kings 45-697  
1958/Mar. 31
Bb pop rev.
Cadence (N.Y.)  1347 
(pressed by RCA)
Pertinent Label shot Song sample The Swag – (instr.) — Link Wray & His Ray Men J9OW-1457 Bullet Ace CD 444 (#13)
Bullet Now Dig This CD 1042 (#20)
Bullet Rhino CD 71222 (#2)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Rumble – (instr.) — Link Wray & His Ray Men J9OW-1456 Bullet Born Bad LP 007 (#16)
Bullet Emusic/JSP MP 11565486 (#26)
Bullet JSP CD 6201 (#26)
Bullet K-Tel CD 3062 (#8)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 424 (#2)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 449 (#4)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 500 (#28)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#21)
Bullet Pan American CD 56038 (#23)
Bullet Rhino CD 71222 (#1)
Bullet Rhino CD 73346 (#18)
1959/Jan. 12
Bb pop rev.
Epic (N.Y.) 5-9300  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Raw-Hide – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen JZSP 45486 Bullet Ace CD 786 (#4)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37618 (#11)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62173 (#4)
Bullet Epic LP 37618 (#11)
Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#4)
Bullet Mustang CD 18 (#32)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 449 (#50)
Bullet Rhino CD 71222 (#3)
Bullet Sony Music Special Prod. CD 75064 (#11)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6911 (#4)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Dixie-Doodle – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen JZSP 45485 Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#5)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 456 (#43)
Bullet Rhino CD 71222 (#4)
1959/June 15
Bb pop rev.
Epic (N.Y.) 5-9321  Borderline Label shot Comanche – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen JZSP 47299 Bullet Hero CD 001 (#15)
    Borderline Label shot Lillian – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen JZSP 47300  
1959/Oct.
(Bb est.)
Epic (N.Y.) 5-9343  Cover shot Borderline Label shot Song sample Slinky – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen JZSP 48853 Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#1)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 449 (#20)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 456 (#17)
    Borderline Label shot Rendezvous – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen JZSP 48854  
1960/Mar. 7
Bb pop rev.
Epic (N.Y.) 5-9361  Borderline Label shot Trail Of The Lonesome Pine – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen JZSP 49511  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Golden Strings (Based On A Chopin Etude) – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen JZSP 49512  
1960/Oct. 24
Bb pop rev.
Epic (N.Y.) 5-9419  Borderline Label shot Song sample Ain't That Lovin' You Babe — Link Wray And The Wraymen ZSP 51768 Bullet B-Sharp CD 6/30 (#18)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37621 (#12)
Bullet Epic LP 37621 (#12)
Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#14)
Bullet Lesley CD 11 (#13)
Bullet Rhino CD 71222 (#6)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Mary Ann — Link Wray And The Wraymen ZSP 51767 Bullet B-Sharp LP 6/22 (#8)
Bullet B-Sharp CD 6/34 (#8)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37618 (#10)
Bullet Epic LP 37618 (#10)
Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#15)
Bullet Sony Music Special Prod. CD 75064 (#10)
1961/July 31
Bb pop rev.
Rumble (D.C.)  1000 
(pressed by Columbia)
Borderline Song sample The Stranger – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Raymen   Bullet Norton LP 210 (#11)
Bullet Norton CD 210 (#15)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Jack The Ripper – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Raymen ZTSP 69127 Bullet Not Now Music CD 456 (#4)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 500 (#2)
Bullet Rhino CD 71222 (#7)
1961/Aug. 21
Bb pop rev.
Epic (N.Y.) 5-9454  No rating Label shot Tijuana – (instr.) — Link Wray ZSP 54597  
    No rating Label shot El Toro – (instr.) — Link Wray ZSP 54596  
1962/Mar. or earlier
(Bb est.)
Trans Atlas (N.Y.) M687  No rating Label shot Song sample Big City Stomp – (instr.) — Link Wray 62-WA-24 Bullet Norton LP 211 (#9)
Bullet Norton CD 211 (#10)
    No rating Label shot Poppin' Popeye – (instr.) — Link Wray 62-WA-23  
1963/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
Okeh (N.Y.) 4-7166  Borderline Label shot Song sample Rumble Mambo — Link Wray And The Wraymen ZSP 59258 Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#13)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Hambone — Red Saunders & His Orch. With Dolores Hawkins & The Hambone Kids ZSP 59257  
1963/Apr. 6
Bb pop rev.
Swan (Pa.) S-4137  Borderline Label shot Song sample The Black Widow – (instr.) — Link Wray & His Ray Men T Bullet Rhino CD 71222 (#8)
    Borderline Label shot Jack The Ripper – (instr.) — Link Wray & His Ray Men J Bullet Charly CD 345 (#24)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#1)
1963/Sept. 21
Bb pop rev.
Swan (Pa.) S-4154  Borderline Label shot Song sample Turnpike U.S.A. – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Ray Men T Bullet Club WWR LP 001 (#16)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#13)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Week End – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Ray Men W Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#5)
1963/Dec.
(Bb est.)
Swan (Pa.) S-4163  Borderline Label shot Song sample Run Chicken Run – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Ray Men R Bullet Castle Pulse CD 355 (#48)
Bullet Mustang CD 18 (#4)
Bullet NPR LP 7301 (#8)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 424 (#31)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#12)
Bullet Rhino CD 71222 (#10)
Bullet Vladimir Twist LP 6904 (#18)
    Borderline The Sweeper – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Ray Men T Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#30)
1964/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Swan (Pa.) S-4171  Borderline Label shot Song sample The Shadow Knows – (instr.) — Link Wray And His Raymen T Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#18)
Bullet Rhino CD 71222 (#11)
    No rating Label shot My Alberta — Link Wray And His Raymen M Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#11)
1964/July
(Bb est.)
Swan (Pa.) S-4187  Borderline Label shot Song sample Deuces Wild — Link Wray And The Ray Men D Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#28)
Bullet Rhino CD 71222 (#12)
    No rating Label shot Summer Dream — Link Wray And The Ray Men S  
1965/Feb. 13
Bb pop rev.
Swan (Pa.) S-4201  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Good Rockin' Tonight — Link Wray G Bullet Hallmark CD 305242 (#1)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#31)
    No rating Label shot I'll Do Anything For You — Link Wray I Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#53)
Original LPs
1960/Feb. 29
Bb Aud.
Epic (N.Y.) LN-3661  Cover shot
Link Wray And The Wraymen [mono]
No rating Label shot Song sample Caroline — Link Wray And The Wraymen    
    No rating Slinky — Link Wray And The Wraymen    
    Borderline Song sample Right Turn – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen   Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#8)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 424 (#14)
    No rating Rendezvous — Link Wray And The Wraymen    
    No rating Dixie-Doodle — Link Wray And The Wraymen    
    Borderline Song sample Ramble – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen   Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#2)
Bullet Rhino CD 71222 (#5)
    Borderline Song sample Hand Clapper — Link Wray And The Wraymen   Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37621 (#14)
Bullet Epic LP 37621 (#14)
Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#3)
Bullet Lesley CD 11 (#1)
    No rating Raw-Hide — Link Wray And The Wraymen    
    Pertinent Song sample Lillian – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen   Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#10)
    Borderline Song sample Radar – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen   Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#9)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 456 (#31)
    Borderline Song sample Comanche – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen   Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#7)
    Borderline Song sample Studio Blues – (instr.) — Link Wray And The Wraymen   Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#6)
 
 
Swan (Pa.) SLP-510  Cover shot
Jack The Ripper [mono]
No rating Mr. Guitar — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#25)
    No rating My Beth — Link Wray    
    No rating Deacon Jones — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#26)
    No rating Steel Trap — Link Wray    
    No rating Cross Ties — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#27)
    No rating Jack The Ripper — Link Wray    
    Borderline Fatback — Link Wray   Bullet Born Bad LP 001 (#3)
Bullet Born Bad CD 001 (#3)
Bullet Monster A Go-Go LP 13 (#3)
Bullet STCTU CD 001 (#3)
    No rating Run Chicken Run — Link Wray    
    No rating Dinosaur — Link Wray    
    No rating Big Ben — Link Wray    
    No rating Mash Potato Party — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#46)
    No rating Rumble — Link Wray    
 
 
Guest Star (N.J.) G1444  Cover shot
Country Jubilee Of Stars [mono]
No rating Song sample Teen Age Cutie — Link Wray A  
    Borderline Song sample Turn Me Loose — Link Wray A Bullet Norton CD 210 (#9)
    Borderline Song sample TV Baby — Link Wray A Bullet Norton CD 210 (#10)
    No rating Stolen Love — Link Wray A  
    No rating Song sample I Sez Baby — Link Wray A  
    No rating Sentenced By A Court Of Love — Link Wray B  
    No rating I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine — Judy Lynn B  
    No rating Sweet Violets — Judy Lynn B  
    No rating Wabash Cannonball — Billy Grammer B  
    No rating Take Me Back South — Billy Grammer B  
 
 
Vermillion (Md.)  1924  Cover shot
Great Guitar Hits By Link Wray And His Raymen [mono]
No rating Rumble — Link Wray    
    No rating Rawhide — Link Wray   Bullet Not Now Music CD 424 (#50)
    No rating The Swag — Link Wray    
    No rating Song sample Lillian — Link Wray   Bullet Emusic/Norton MP 10978257 (#5)
Bullet Norton LP 253 (#5)
    No rating Run Chicken Run — Link Wray    
    No rating Alone — Link Wray    
    No rating The Black Widow — Link Wray    
    Borderline Song sample Pancho Villa — Link Wray   Bullet Norton LP 210 (#14)
Bullet Norton CD 210 (#19)
    No rating Song sample Dance Contest — Link Wray   Bullet Norton LP 211 (#2)
Bullet Norton CD 211 (#2)
    No rating Song sample The Outlaw — Link Wray   Bullet Norton LP 211 (#6)
Bullet Norton CD 211 (#6)
    No rating Jack The Ripper — Link Wray    
    No rating Ace Of Spades — Link Wray    
 
 
Vermillion (Md.)  1925  Cover shot
Link Wray Sings & Plays Guitar [mono]
No rating Baby Doll — Link Wray    
    No rating Run Boy Run — Link Wray    
    No rating I Wanta' Get Married — Link Wray    
    No rating Mashed Potato Party — Link Wray    
    No rating Song sample Walkin' Down The Street Called Love — Link Wray   Bullet Norton LP 211 (#3)
Bullet Norton CD 211 (#3)
    No rating Song sample Remember The Twist — Link Wray   Bullet Emusic/Norton MP 10986964 (#12)
Bullet Norton LP 212 (#8)
    No rating I Need Someone Like You — Link Wray    
    No rating Young Hearts — Link Wray    
    No rating Song sample Blue Eyes (Don't Run Away) — Link Wray   Bullet Emusic/Norton MP 10986964 (#8)
    No rating Love Me Forever — Link Wray    
    No rating I'll Do Anything For You — Link Wray    
    No rating If This Is Wrong — Link Wray    
Unissued Tracks
1960
 
Epic (N.Y.)  uniss.  Borderline Song sample Ain't That Lovin' You Babe [alt. vers.] — Link Wray   Bullet B-Sharp LP 666-14 (#4)
Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#18)
    Borderline Song sample Comanche [alt. vers.] – (instr.) — Link Wray   Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#16)
    Borderline Song sample Dance Contest – (instr.) — Link Wray   Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#11)
    Borderline Song sample Guitar Cha-Cha – (instr.) — Link Wray   Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#12)
    Borderline Song sample New Studio Blues – (instr.) — Link Wray   Bullet Ace CD 785 (#9)
Bullet Canadian CD 4514 (#23)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62172 (#9)
Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#19)
    Borderline Song sample Oh Babe Be Mine — Link Wray   Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#17)
    Borderline Song sample Walkin' With Link – (instr.) — Link Wray   Bullet Epic/Legacy CD 47904 (#20)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Begin The Beguine — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#14)
    No rating Bo Diddley — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#4)
    No rating Drag Race — Link Wray   Bullet Rollercoaster CD 200 (#8)
    No rating Frenchy — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#24)
    No rating Heartbreak Hotel — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#23)
    No rating Honky Tonk — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#6)
    No rating Hound Dog — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#2)
    No rating I Gotta Go Get My Baby — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#39)
    No rating Law Of The Jungle — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#3)
    No rating Mustang — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#10)
    No rating Oh What A Price — Link Wray And Ray Vernon   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#51)
    No rating Peggy Sue — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#20)
    No rating Song sample Please Please Me — Link Wray   Bullet Emusic/Norton MP 10986964 (#3)
Bullet Norton LP 212 (#3)
Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#9)
    No rating Ruby Baby — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#19)
    No rating Run Boy Run — Link Wray   Bullet Club LP 020 (#9)
    No rating Sorrento — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#8)
    No rating Stop And Listen To Me — Link Wray And Ray Vernon   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#52)
    No rating That'll Be The Day — Link Wray   Bullet P-Vine CD 2759/60 (#7)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1973NPR (Germany) 7301LPArchive Series, Vol. 1
1981Epic (United States) EG 37618LPRockabilly Stars, Vol. 1
Epic (United States) EG 37621LPRockabilly Stars, Vol. 2
Sony Music Special Prod. (United States) WK 75064CDRockabilly Stars, Vol. 1
1983Bison Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2037LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 31
1985Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-LP 2037LPThe Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 31
Monster A Go-Go JM 13LPSongs We Taught The Cramps: 16 Cramps Classics By The Original Artists
1986Born Bad (England) BB 001LPBorn Bad
1990CBS Special Products (United States) A 37618CDRockabilly Stars, Vol. 1
Norton (United States) ED 210LPMissing Links, Vol. 1: Hillbilly Wolf / Link Wray
Norton (United States) ED 211LPMissing Links, Vol. 2: Big City After Dark / Link Wray
Norton (United States) ED 212LPMissing Links, Vol. 3: Some Kinda Nut / Link Wray
1992Born Bad (England) BB 001CDBorn Bad, Vol. 1
CBS Special Products (United States) A 37621CDRockabilly Stars, Vol. 2
Epic/Legacy (United States) EK 47904CDWalkin' With Link / Link Wray
1993Ace (England) CDCHD 444CDFabulous Flips
Rhino (United States) R2 71222CDRumble!: The Best Of Link Wray
1994Hero 001CDShaggerman Rock & Roll, Vol. 1
P-Vine (Japan) 2759/60CDLink Wray: Jack The Ripper
1995Club WWR (Spain) WWRLP 001LPWild Wild Rockin', Vol. 1
K-Tel 3062CDRockin' Rebels
Vladimir Twist VTR 6904LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 4
1996Hallmark 305242CDDo The Ooby Dooby
1997Norton (United States) CED 210CDMissing Links, Vol. 1: Hillbilly Wolf / Link Wray
Norton ED 253LPMissing Links, Vol. 4: Streets Of Chicago / Link Wray
Vladimir Twist VTR 6911LPLike Nothing Your Ears Have Ever Heard, Vol. 11
1998Mima MLP 00210More Hot Rockin' Tracks
1999Rollercoaster (England) RCCD 200CDNow Dig This: A Whole Lotta Roller Coaster Rockers
2000Columbia/Epic/Legacy (United States) CK 62172CDAin't I'm A Dog!: 25 More Rockabilly Rave-Ups
Columbia/Epic/Legacy (United States) CK 62173CDWhistle Bait!: 25 Rockabilly Rave-Ups
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 785CDColumbia Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Ace (England) CDCHD 786CDColumbia Rockabilly, Vol. 2
2004Now Dig This (England) CMFCD 1042CDWell, Now Dig This
2006B-Sharp (England) 666-14LPNasty Rockabilly, Vol. 10
Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55180CDSet Me Free
Rhino (United States) R2 73346CDRockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly
2009B-Sharp (Germany) 6/22LPNasty Rockabilly, Vol. 17
Emusic/JSP (United States) 11565486MPVirginia Rocks!: The History of Rockabilly In The Commonwealth, CD A
JSP (England) 6201CDVirginia Rocks: The History Of Rockabilly In The Commonwealth
Pan American (Switzerland) 56038CDMy Kind Of Women
2011Not Now Music NOT2CD 424CDRoots Of Psychobilly
2012Not Now Music NOT2CD 449CDRockin' In The Graveyard
Not Now Music NOT2CD 456CDGodfathers Of Psychobilly
2013Not Now Music NOT2CD 500CDRockabilly From Hell
year?B-Sharp 6/30CDNasty Rockabilly, CD 5
B-Sharp 6/34CDNasty Rockabilly, CD 9
Born Bad (England) BB 007LPBorn Bad, Vol. 7
Canadian PlayMe- 4514CDRare Instrumentals, Vol. 14
Castle Pulse (England) PBXCD 355CDRock Baby Rock It: Record Hop Rock And Roll
Charly (England) PBX CD 345CDRock The Joint
Club (Spain) 020LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 20
Emusic/Norton (United States) 10978257MPStreets Of Chicago: Missing Links, Vol. 4 / Link Wray
Emusic/Norton (United States) 10986964MPSome Kinda Nut: Missing Links, Vol. 3 / Link Wray
Lesley LESCD 11CDEpic Rock & Roll Party
Mustang MUST 18CDRockin' Too Much
Norton (United States) CED 211CDMissing Links, Vol. 2: Big City After Dark / Link Wray
STCTU STCTU 001CDSongs The Cramps Taught Us, Vol. 1


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