Lost Treasures: Robert Gordon & Link Wray – “Red Hot”

Lost Treasures this week rewinds to 1977 for this single on Private Stock Records.  Rockabilly revivalist Robert Gordon released his first single – a cover of Billy Lee Riley’s late 50’s scorcher which also leads off his first album.  Gordon enlisted 50’s/60’s guitar heavyweight Link Wray giving the track some serious authenticity & a truly gritty feel to the song.  Both the single & Robert’s albums made little headway in an era dominated by disco & the burgeoning punk scene in the UK & he faded away as quickly as he appeared.  Lost Treasures fans should keep tuning in as Link Wray will get his due in the spotlight in a week to come.  Enjoy a sunny spring weekend & thanks for your support from your friends at Puget Sound Media!

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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