Be What You Want To

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All Music Guide - Ben Davies
Link Wray's release prior to Be What You Want To had proven the man's versatility. The self-titled album had obvious influences coming from many different genres including R&B, country, blues, and, of course, rock. Be What You Want To continues this trend. Country-rock, country, rock & roll; it's all here. This diverse range of genres may not be to everyone's liking, however, and the album must be approached with an open mind. Wray employed a huge number of musicians to play on Be What You Want To, including Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. Of course, the main part of the talent comes from Link Wray himself. His amazing ability as lyricist, songwriter, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ben Davies
Link Wray's release prior to Be What You Want To had proven the man's versatility. The self-titled album had obvious influences coming from many different genres including R&B, country, blues, and, of course, rock. Be What You Want To continues this trend. Country-rock, country, rock & roll; it's all here. This diverse range of genres may not be to everyone's liking, however, and the album must be approached with an open mind. Wray employed a huge number of musicians to play on Be What You Want To, including Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. Of course, the main part of the talent comes from Link Wray himself. His amazing ability as lyricist, songwriter, and musician is noticeably brought to the fore on this album. Be What You Want To is consistently enjoyable to listen to and always impressive musically. The man's growling vocals and rocking guitar will undoubtedly enthrall many first-time listeners and also keep longtime fans happy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/2004
  • Label: Acadia Records
  • UPC: 805772806627
  • Catalog Number: 8066

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Link Wray Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
David Bromberg Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jerry Garcia Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Jules Broussard Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Peter Kaukonen Electric Guitar
Thomas Jefferson Kaye Background Vocals
Robert Frost Background Vocals
Bobby Black Steel Guitar
Commander Cody Piano
David Coffin Background Vocals
Keith Crossan Background Vocals
Frank Demme Background Vocals
Lance Dickerson Drums
Greg Douglas Slide Guitar
Diane Earl Background Vocals
George Frayne Keyboards
Tom Harrell Trumpet
Zeller Hurd Background Vocals
Carl Johnson Background Vocals
Kip Maercklein Bass
Barbara Mauritz Background Vocals
John McFee Electric Guitar
Chris Michie Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Dorothy Morrison Background Vocals
Nathan Rubin Violin
Tom Salisbury Organ, Piano, Background Vocals, Clavinet
Jack Schroer Baritone Saxophone
Rick Shlosser Drums
Andy Stein Fiddle
Bruce Steinberg Harmonica
Jules Rowell Valve Trombone
Henry Coleman Background Vocals
Teressa Adams Cello
Paul Barlow Bass
Greg Kenney Background Vocals
Ralph Payne Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Lloyd Price Composer
Link Wray Composer
Thomas Jefferson Kaye Producer
Mallory Earl Engineer
Chris Michie Composer
Tom Salisbury Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Bruce Steinberg Art Direction, Cover Design
Doug Wray Composer
M.P. Curtis Composer
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