Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Link Wray and His Wraymen - Raw-Hide

We return today with more music recorded in a three track chicken shack in Accokeek, Maryland just south of Washington, DC. That "recording studio" was run by Link Wray where the pioneering guitarist and his brothers laid down some nasty sounding material. Today's razor blade-like recording is the Link Wray composed, Raw-Hide. This was Link Wray and The Wraymen's first release for Epic Records - his third overall - and got a release date on the first Tuesday of 1959.

Dig that nasty Danelectro Longhorn guitar going through a tiny little Premier amplifier which had been modded by Link by running the amp into two fair ground PA system speakers. The band played the number live at high volume. These chickens must have dropped some cracked eggs for a few weeks after this recording. 
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!


  1. Link is so Great! I love this blog, by the way. Always find "new" stuff to listen to along with old favorites. Thank you.

    1. He's the besterest, that's for sure. Thanks for stopping by!