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Duane Eddy - Greatest Hits
Duane Eddy the Grammy-winning guitarist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 is the most successful instrumental rocker of our time. He invented that That low, twangy sound which resonates the deep feel of rock n’roll.
This 26 track good value CD represents some of his best recordings including “The Ballad Of Paladin” (from the film Have Gun Will Travel), “Twistin' 'N' Twangin' ” , “Dance With The Guitar Man”, “Boss Guitar”, “Rebel Rouser” and many more.
All pompadour, cheekbones, and a trademark "twangy" sound that boomed like it was recorded at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Duane Eddy was rock & roll's first guitar-hero. Beginning with "Moovin' n' Groovin" (1957), the combination of Eddy's hollow-body Gretch, Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, a tremolo unit, and oceans of echo racked up dozens of hits. The best ("Rebel Rouser," "Forty Miles of Bad Road," and "Dance with the Guitar Man") are also typical--Duane twangs a simple melody over some yakkety sax and much excited yelling in the background. As such, his worldwide influence on a generation of guitar-pickers was massive. Eddy returned to the charts in 1986 when the U.K. studio collective, Art of Noise, collaborated with him on an electronic cut-and-paste version of "Peter Gunn" (he'd first recorded the tune 26 years earlier). Incidentally, the 40 songs on this 2 CD set include several previously unreleased mid-'60s blues and early-'80s superstar sessions that are hipper than the hits. Nevertheless, Eddy remains a master of tone, timing, dynamics, and--most importantly--feel and expression, and there's not a single day goes by that some session leader doesn't call for "a Duane Eddy-type" guitar sound. --Don Waller
Dance With the Guitar Man/Twangin' Up a Storm 2 LPs
Duane Eddy's dirty, twangy guitar sound is one of the prime building blocks of rock & roll. DANCE WITH THE GUITAR MAN and TWANGIN' UP A STORM, combined on this reissue, were both released in 1963, when Eddy's initial flush of success was just starting to die down and he was enjoying his last round of chart hits. As proven by the hit "Dance With the Guitar Man", as well as the likes of "Guitar Child" and "The Scrape", there was still plenty of life left in Eddy's groundbreaking, signature six-string style.
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