Monday, March 18, 2013

Record #0302: Linda Lu / Monkey’s Uncle – RAY SHARPE

Jamie 1128 (original, kind of) USA, Jul. 1959
Words & Music by:  Ray Sharpe
Musicians: Ray Sharpe (vocals and guitar), Buddy Long (guitar), Donnie Owens (guitar), Don Cole (guitar), Buddy Wheeler (bass guitar), Alvin Simmons (upright bass), Bob Taylor (drums), an unknown pianist on side B
Recording sessions: Produced by Lee Hazlewood and Lester Still at Audio Recorders, Phoenix, AZ, May 18, 1959
Highest chart positions:  US #46

Some sources claim that Duane Eddy and Al Casey played guitars on “Linda Lu”.

The first pressing of the record had “Red Sails In the Sunset” as the flip. For some reason they replaced it with Sharpe’s own song “Monkey’s Uncle” in the second pressing.

List price:  Very Good+ is $12.50, Near Mint is $25. The first pressing is $15 for a NM.

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