Duane Eddy


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Moore, Loudermilk and Eddy


Introduction

US Stereo PressingHave Twangy Guitar Will Travel entered the Billboard album charts in January 1959, and stayed there for 82 weeks, peaking at #5. This legendary album produced no less than 5 singles and is generally regarded as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll albums of all time! Eddy's unique guitar sound also inspired the Flames to record the instrumental Dixie, their maiden single for Rave in 1963.

Duane Eddy toured South Africa in December 1963 with John D Loudermilk and local female artist, Al CaseyMaureen Moore. Eddy's guitarist, Al Casey, remained in South Africa after the tour and recorded two instrumental tracks for the RCA album Teen Beat Party. The album also featured tracks by Maureen Moore.

The touring party performed at the following venues:

  • 2 December - Town Hall, Benoni
  • 3 December - City Hall, Pretoria
  • 4 December - City Hall, Klerksdorp
  • 5 December - no detail
  • 6 - 7 December - Icedrome, Durban
  • 9 December - City Hall, East London
  • 10 - 11 December - Feathermarket Hall, Port Elizabeth
  • 12 - 14 December - Luxurama, Cape Town
  • 17 - 21 December - Civic Centre, Johannesburg


  • Album Discography:
    South African pressings


    album Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel
    Tracks:
    Lonesome road/ I almost lost my mind/ Rebel rouser/ Three 30 blues/ Cannon ball/ The lonely one/ Detour/ Stalkin'/ Ram rod/ Anytime/ Moovin' 'n groovin'/ Loving you
    Release info:
    London, ZA-J 5555, 1958

    album Especially For You
    Tracks:
    Peter Gunn/ Only child/ Lover/ Fuzz/ Yep/ Along the Navajo rail/ Just because/ Quiniela/ Trouble in mind/ Tuxedo junction/ Hard times/ Along came Linda
    Release info:
    London Stereo, SAHW 6045, 1959
    London, JAJ 5575, 1959

    The "Twangs" The "Thang"
    Tracks:
    My blue heaven/ Tiger love and turnip greens/ The last minute of innocence/ Route #1/ You are my sunshine/ St Louis blues/ Night train to Memphis/ The battle/ Trambone/ Blueberry hill/ Rebel walk/ Easy
    Release info:
    London, ZA-J 5608, 1960

    album Twistin' 'n Twangin'
    Tracks:

    The peppermint twist/ Twistin' and twangin'/ Let's twist again/ Miss twist/ Sugartime twist/ Exactly like you/ Walkin' 'n twistin'/ Dear lady twist/ Moanin' 'n' twistin'/ Country twist/ The twist/ Twisting off a cliff
    Release info:
    RCA Victor, 31,601, 1962

    album Silky Strings
    Tracks:
    High noon/ Born to be with you/ Secret love/ Unchained melody/ When I fall in love/ Mirriam/ Moon river/ Bali ha'i/ Hi-lili, hi-lo/ Angel on my shoulder/ Memories of Madrid/ Love me tender
    Release info:
    RCA Victor, 31,622, 1962

    album Dance With The Guitar Man
    Tracks:
    Dance with the guitar man/ Limbo rock/ Wild watusi/ The scrape/ New hully gully/ Popye [the hitch hiker]/ Spanish twist/ The climb/ Loco motion/ Nashville stomp/ Creamy mashed potatoes/ Waltz of the wind
    Release info:
    RCA Victor, 31.681, 1963

    album Country Hits
    Tracks:
    Sugar foot rag/ Weary blues/ Fireball mail/ Please help me I'm falling/ Wildwood flower/ Precious memories/ Crazy arms/ Have you ever been lonely/ The window up above/ A satisfied mind/ Making believe/ Peace in the valley
    Release info:
    RCA Victor, 31,701, 1963

    album Twangin' Up A Storm
    Tracks:
    Guitar child/ All you gae to me/ Giddy goose/ Walk right in/ He's so fine/ Beach bound/ Mr Guitar man/ Blowin' up a storm/ My baby plays the same old song on his guitar all night long/ Guitar'd and feathered/ Soldier boy/ Soul twist
    Release info:
    RCA Victor, 31,741, 1964

    album Lonely Guitar
    Tracks:
    I'm so lonesome I could cry/ Danny boy/ Summer kiss/ My destiny/ Annie Laurie/ A home in the meadow/ Long lonely days of winter/ Someday the rainbow/ Shenandoah/ Along came Linda/ Cryin' happy tears/ Gunsmoke
    Release info:
    RCA Victor, 31,808, 1964

    album Water Skiing
    Tracks:
    Water skiing/ Slalom/ Rooster tail/ The backward swan/ Whip off/ Jitterboard/ Deep water start/ The wake ballet/ Toe-hold side slide/ Banana peels/ In gear/ Jumping the wake
    Release info:
    RCA Victor, 31,871, 1964

    album Twangin' The Golden Hits
    Tracks:
    Rebel rouser/ Raunchy/ Shangri-la/ Last date/ Honky tonk/ Tequila/ Stranger on the shore/ More/ The river Kwai march/ Swingin' shepherd blues/ Rumble/ Theme from "a summer place"
    Release info:
    RCA Victor, 31,922, 1965

    album Twangsville
    Tracks:
    Twangsville/ Gumshoe blues/ The marauder/ The feud/ Do it/ The high lonesome/ Rebel soul/ Wish I were with you/ A fast friendly frolic on the farm/ The restless pack/ Shindig/ Laughing guitar
    Release info:
    RCA Victor, 32,020, 1965

    album Duane A Go Go
    Tracks:
    Trash/ Puddin'/ Moovin' 'n groovin'/ Choo choo a go go-toot! toot!/ Just to satisfy you/ Around the block in 80 days/ Cottonmouth/ If you've seen one, you've seen 'em all!/ South Phoenix/ Dream lover/ Busted/ I'm blue
    Release info:
    Colpix, CP 490, 1965

    album Duane Eddy Does Bob Dylan
    Tracks:
    Don't think twice/ House of the rising son/ It ain't me babe/ Not the lovin' kind/ She belongs to me/ All I really want to do/ Houston/ Love minus zero - no limit/ Mr Tambourine man/ Blowin' in the wind/ Swing low, sweet chariot/ Eve of destruction
    Release info:
    Colpix, CP 494, 1966

    album The Best Of Duane Eddy
    Tracks:
    Don't think twice/ House of the rising son/ It ain't me babe/ Not the lovin' kind/ She belongs to me/ All I really want to do/ Houston/ Love minus zero - no limit/ Mr Tambourine man/ Blowin' in the wind/ Swing low, sweet chariot/ Eve of destruction
    Release info:
    RCA Victor, 32,064, 1966

    album Duane Eddy
    Tracks:
    Kickin' asphalt/ Rockestra theme/ Theme for something really important/ Spies/ Blue city/ The trembler/ Los companeros/ Lost innocence/ Rockabilly holiday/ Last look back
    Release info:
    Capital, L4 ST (N) 7468974, 1987


    Tertius Louw, October 2003


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