Have 'Twangy' Guitar, Will Travel/Especially for You

Have 'Twangy' Guitar, Will Travel/Especially for You

by Duane Eddy & The Rebels
     
 
This two-fer CD release collects Duane Eddy's first two albums on one CD, 1958's Have 'Twangy' Guitar, Will Travel and 1959's Especially for You, and if you're looking for a handy template of the sound that made him famous, this does the trick as well as you could hope. The 24 songs from these two albums all follow roughly the same path -- Eddy laying

Overview

This two-fer CD release collects Duane Eddy's first two albums on one CD, 1958's Have 'Twangy' Guitar, Will Travel and 1959's Especially for You, and if you're looking for a handy template of the sound that made him famous, this does the trick as well as you could hope. The 24 songs from these two albums all follow roughly the same path -- Eddy laying out bass-heavy, reverb-soaked guitar leads while an inconspicuous but indefatigable rhythm section keeps the beat behind him and a raunchy sax (usually played by Steve Douglas) wails along. It's not unfair to call Eddy a one-trick pony, but dozens (more like hundreds) of pickers tried to capture the fine points of his style over the years, and none of them ever got especially close to capturing the laid-back but committed feel of Eddy's music and the subtle dexterity of his picking. The audio on this set is superb, sounding as clear and deep as the original LP pressings with less noise, and the package includes four bonus tracks, as well as the original liner notes for both albums, new essays from Gary Blailock, and lots of photos and label scans. This isn't exactly the definitive Duane Eddy collection, but if you're looking for an introduction to his work, starting from the beginning with this disc is not a bad way to go.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/05/2011
Label:
Ais
UPC:
8436028698325
catalogNumber:
2869832

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duane Eddy & The Rebels   Primary Artist
Duane Eddy   Guitar
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
Jim Horn   Flute,Saxophone
Larry Knechtel   Piano
Mike Bermani   Drums
Sharps   Background Vocals
Buddy Wheeler   Electric Bass
Steve Douglas   Saxophone
Jimmy Simmons   Upright Bass
Corky Casey   Rhythm Guitar
Don Owens   Rhythm Guitar
Bob Taylor   Drums
Jimmy Trocel   Drums
Casey   Bass,Piano
Freman Singers   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Roy Acuff   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Duane Eddy   Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer,Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Gene Austin   Composer
Eddie Brackett   Engineer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Lester Sill   Producer
Ben Demotto   Liner Notes
Dick Charles   Composer
Richard Rogers   Composer
Buddy Feyne   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Larry Markes   Composer
Paul Westmoreland   Composer
Michael Crocker   Images
Nathaniel Shilkret   Composer
Jack Miller   Engineer
Ben Jordon   Engineer
Herbert Lawson   Composer
Roger Garfunki   Images
James Garro   Images
Gary Blailock   Liner Notes
Noble Watts   Composer
Santi Comelles   Images
Dave Mathis   Images
Casey   Composer
Pick DuBose   Images

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