HOO-124397

Ray Sharpe Gonna Let It Go This Time

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BLACK ROCKABILLY!
 
A favorite of Delbert McClinton & Doug Sahm, Ray Sharpe is one of the few black musicians who successfully blended rock & roll, blues and country music. Sharpe has been called a “black rockabilly” musician and has actually been praised for sounding “white”, a role reversal of normal racial relations involving rock & roll/R&B vocal performances. His Texan style encompasses all of the best elements of early rock. As a singer-songwriter, he has mined Chuck Berry-type humor from the situations and wordplay in his songs. As a guitarist, he
alternates snarling single note Albert King guitar bends with twangy, free-flowing rockabilly. Some of Sharpe’s most important recordings were co-produced by the always fascinating Lee Hazlewood in 1959, which goes a long way to explaining why they sound so cool. Ray Sharpe’s songs have been recorded by acts ranging from Neil Young to swamp guitarist Danny James and bottleneck master J.B. Hutto, and his entire approach was a huge influence on Southwest rocker Bobby Fuller. It is also worth noting that two of Sharpe’s 1966 recording sessions, under the direction of fellow Fort Worth native King Curtis, featured a young Jimi Hendrix playing guitar. This key-release gathers a variety of the great recordings Ray Sharpe made for the Jamie, Hamilton, Trey and Park Central labels between 1958 and 1960. These recordings also feature a virtual who’s who of fabulous musicians, including Duane Eddy, Al Casey, Buddy Wheeler and Larry Knechtel, among others.

“The greatest white-sounding black dude ever.”- Major Bill Smith
“He is that anomaly of anomalies, an African-American who made records that sounded like a hillbilly doing rock & roll and pop tunes.” - Cub Koda

16-PAGE BOOKLET - RARE PHOTOS - VINTAGE MEMORABILIA - DETAILED LINER NOTES

EDWARD RAY SHARPE, vocals and guitar on all tracks, plus:


Duane Eddy, Al Casey, Wendell Don Cole (guitar)
Buddy Wheeler, Alvin J. Simmons (bass)
Larry Knechtel, “Easy Deal” Wilson (piano),
Robert C. Taylor Jr., James “Jimmie” Troxel (drums)
Jim Horn (saxophone),
The Evelyn Freeman Singers (backing vocals), among others.
Further personnel information is detailed inside.
Produced by Lee Hazlewood & Lester Sill.

Recorded between 1958 and 1960 at Audio Recorders studio, Phoenix (Arizona).

TRACKS:

01 LONG JOHN 2:43
02 MONKEY’S UNCLE 2:23
03 GONNA LET IT GO THIS TIME 2:36
04 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL 1:54
05 KEWPIE DOLL 2:31
06 JUSTINE 2:26
07 THERE’LL COME A DAY 2:08
08 LINDA LU 2:08
09 RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET 2:12
10 SILLY DILLY MILLIE 2:17
11 T.A. BLUES 2:57
12 GIVEN’UP 2:22
13 FOR YOU MY LOVE 2:45
14 OH MY BABE’S GONE 2:09
15 BERMUDA 2:33
16 KEWPIE DOLL (Alternate take) 2:39
17 DALLAS 2:38
18 LONG JOHN (Alternate take) 2:42
19 T.A. BLUES (Alternate take) 2:58
20 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE 2:17

TOTAL TIME: 49:14

Reference: HOO-124397
Label: Hoo Doo Records
Label code: 263381
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028696345