Robert Gordon with Link Wray


Artist: Robert Gordon
Label: RCA Victor
Year: 1977
Genre: R&R
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Title Artist Length
Red Hot Robert Gordon 2:25::Robert Gordon
I Sure Miss You Robert Gordon 3:04::Robert Gordon
Summertime Blues Robert Gordon 2:20::Robert Gordon
Boppin' the Blues Robert Gordon 2:43::Robert Gordon
Sweet Surrender Robert Gordon 3:38::Robert Gordon
Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll Robert Gordon 1:53::Robert Gordon
Fool, The Robert Gordon 3:13::Robert Gordon
It's in the Bottle Robert Gordon 3:14::Robert Gordon
Woman (You're My Woman) Robert Gordon 2:43::Robert Gordon
Is This the Way Robert Gordon 3:18::Robert Gordon


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Robert Gordon (born March 29, 1947) is an American musician and actor, best known as a neo-rockabilly singer. Record producer Richard Gottehrer discovered Robert during a rehearsal one afternoon with the Tuff Darts and soon afterward the two were talking about making a rock and roll record. Gottehrer was impressed with Gordon's baritone[citation needed] voice and his rendition of Elvis Presley's "One Night".[1] After some conversation, Robert suggested working with guitar legend Link Wray. Wray was contacted and he agreed to work with them both. "Robert to me sounds a lot like the early Elvis, back when he was at Sun Records," Wray would comment.[1] In 1977 Robert Gordon with Link Wray on Private Stock Records was the result of this collaboration. Due to Elvis Presley's death, the album picked up some airplay, and the label Private Stock tried to hype Gordon as the heir to Elvis. In 1978, Gordon made a second album with Wray, on the Private Stock label, called Fresh Fish Special. The record featured The Jordanaires, who had been background vocalists for Presley, and included the Bruce Springsteen song "Fire", written for Gordon. Springsteen played keyboards on the track. An advertisement in the March 11, 1978 edition of Billboard magazine read, in part: "Robert Gordon, the new voice of Rock and Roll, and Link Wray, the legendary guitarist, are together again! FRESH FISH SPECIAL follows their red hot first album – and it's a killer! Bruce Springsteen wrote a song for it. Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Jack Scott are faithfully remembered in it."