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Link Wrayis the self-titled 1971 album by pioneer Rock & Rollguitarist Link Wray. The music is an Americanablend ofBlues, Country, Gospel and folk rockelements. This music is characterized by the purposeful use of simplified sounds to reflect the then-current vogue of blues and other roots musicbeing used in many roots rockbands. Wray's guitar-work, composing, and vocals reflected modern rock influences. Despite publicity from radio stations and print media in the Washington area, the album did not do well in national sales.
Some tracks from this album later surfaced on the compilationGuitar Preacher: The Polydor Years, and it was included in its entirety on 2CDs compilationWray's Three Track Shack(Acadia/Evangeline Recorded Works Ltd./Universal Music, 2005) along with other "shack" recordings of '71Beans n FatbackandMordicai Jones.