Thursday, April 05, 2007


he was the sixth person the monkey had hooked in one day

Ray Sharpe, Linda Lu.

Take one Ray Sharpe, a black rockabilly singer from Fort Worth, Texas, and a good friend of Ronnie Dawson (the pair once thought about teaming up under the name The Oreo Cookies). Then put Sharpe in the studio with a young producer named Lee Hazelwood and session guitarists Duane Eddy and Al Casey. Out of that cauldron, you get something like "Linda Lu."

Recorded in Phoenix and released as Jamie 1128, as the b-side to either "Red Sails in the Sunset" or "Monkey's Uncle" (the single was issued twice at least). On Linda Lu.