- Released: November 17, 2003
- Label: Acadia Records
- 1.Be What You Want To
- 2.All Cried Out
- 3.Lawdy Miss Clawdy
- 4.Tucson, Arizona
- 6.You Walked By
- 7.Walk Easy, Walk Slow
- 8.All The Love In My Life
- 9.You Really Got A Hold On Me
- 10.Shine The Light
Personnel includes: Link Wray (vocals, guitar); Jerry Garcia (pedal steel); Peter Kaukonen, David Bromberg, John McFee, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen.
Recorded in San Francisco, California in 1973.
BE WHAT YOU WANT TO, the 1973 album from Link Wray, features guest appearances from Jerry Garcia and the Doobie Brothers.
Link Wray's release prior to Be What You Want To had proven the man's versatility. The self-titled album had obvious influences coming from many different genres including R&B, country, blues, and, of course, rock. Be What You Want To continues this trend. Country-rock, country, rock & roll; it's all here. This diverse range of genres may not be to everyone's liking, however, and the album must be approached with an open mind. Wray employed a huge number of musicians to play on Be What You Want To, including Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. Of course, the main part of the talent comes from Link Wray himself. His amazing ability as lyricist, songwriter, and musician is noticeably brought to the fore on this album. Be What You Want To is consistently enjoyable to listen to and always impressive musically. The man's growling vocals and rocking guitar will undoubtedly enthrall many first-time listeners and also keep longtime fans happy. ~ Ben Davies