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Link Wray - Beans And Fatback
Tracklist
A1Beans And Fatback
A2I'm So Glad
A3Shawnee Tribe
A4Hobo Man
A5Georgia Pines
A6Alabama Electric Circus
B1Water Boy
B2From Tulsa To North Caroline
B3Right Or Wrong (You Lose)
B4In The Pines
B5Take My Hand (Precious Lord)

Link Wray
Beans And Fatback

Tidal Waves Music | Item No: 527636
Vinyl LP | 1973 / US – Reissue | New
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Limited edition for Record Store Day 2017!

Fred Lincoln ‘Link’ Wray, Jr. (1929-2005) born of Shawnee Native American parents was an American rock and roll guitarist, songwriter and vocalist who became popular in the late 1950s. Though he began in country music, his musical style went on to consist primarily of rock and roll, rockabilly and instrumental rock. Building on the distorted electric guitar sound of early records, his 1958 instrumental hit "Rumble" (banned in New York and Boston for fear it would incite teenage gang violence) popularized "the power chord” which laid the foundation to modern rock music.

Tiring of the corporate music machine, in the 1970s 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. This is where the Beans and Fatback sessions were recorded in 1971, making it part of what we now know as the ‘Shack Trilogy’ together with the albums ‘Link Wray’ & ‘Mordicai Jones’.

“Beans and Fatback” is made out of fantastic Americana blended blues, country, gospel, Native American chants, folk rock and traditionals such as ‘Hobo Man’ and ‘Georgia Pines’ (the latter a rewrite of Lead Belly’s ‘In the Pines). Producer Steve Verroca had, allegedly, stolen the demo tapes of “Beans and Fatback” and sold them to Virgin Records who later withdrew the album.

Link Wray leaves a legacy as big as his career: Rolling Stone placed Wray at No. 45 of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time and in 2013 he was a nominee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 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." Other musicians citing him as a major influence are Iggy Pop, Neil Young & Jimmy Page (amongst others).

Originally released on Virgin Records in 1973, this is the first time the album gets a vinyl release outside of Europe. Now available as a gorgeously packaged deluxe vinyl edition, exclusively for Record Store Day 2017. Strictly limited to 2500 copies.
Item Details
Item No:527636
Artist:Link Wray
Titel:Beans And Fatback
Label:Tidal Waves Music
Katalog-Nr:TWM07
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:1973
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Blues
Available since:18.04.2017
Condition:New
Price:30,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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