Richard has observed that it was during the week that we talked about early electric guitar influences that the segment really started to take on a focus. I think he is right. I was prowling around a music store when I discovered a compilation CD that led me to rediscover both Link Ray’s “Rumble” and Dwayne Eddy’s “Rebel Rouser”. It had been several years since I had heard either one, but I was quickly inspired. I got to thinking about just how influential those songs were for everything that came after. Add The Ventures, The Shadows, and throw in Dick Dale and you have got a whole week! So I did. The result is now there for you to hear if you are inclined. Obviously the whole of the story is more complicated than we could cover in 5 short radio segments. Having said that we think they still stand up.
Electric Guitar Week starts with Link Wray and the Ray Men & Rumble