Link Wray - Mordicai Jones
Back on vinyl for the first time since 1972. Comes with gatefold jacket and obi strip. Insert with exclusive and extensive liner notes included. 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 Mordicai Jonessessions were recorded in 1971, making it part of what we now know as the ‘Shack Trilogy’ together with the albums Link Wray and Beans And Fatback. Mordicai Jones is made out of fantastic energetic Americana blended blues, country, gospel, soul and folk-rock. The songs on this album have a tough and heartfelt vibe that sets it apart from the more pastoral country-rock albums of the time.