Deep In The Heart Of Twangsville: The RCA Years - 1962-1964

Deep In The Heart Of Twangsville: The RCA Years - 1962-1964

by Duane Eddy

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Bear Family doesn't do anything without doing it to the point of exhaustion. This six-disc set by Duane Eddy, which covers three years in his career, is a perfect case in point. Here are nine full albums, and over 150 tracks -- some outtakes, demos, and alternates on the final disc (30 new items in all, including an unreleased soundtrack!) -- in deluxe remastered sound. To say that Duane Eddy was popular during this period is a vast understatement. The man was a god and could do no wrong, especially when working with renegade producer Lee Hazelwood. His wild, gimmicky take on the twist, his "Twistin' and Twangin'," where he covered Fats Domino's "I'm Walkin'," and retitled it "Walkin' 'N' Twistin' (I'm Walking)," his own "Twistin' on a Cliff," and a killer cover of Joey Dee's "Peppermint Twist," complete with wild doo wop vocals in the backdrop, are only a sampling of what's here. Eddy also recorded an exotica album of Hawaiian twang, a ton of country classics such as "Crazy Arms," "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," and a Cajun twang version of A.P. Carter's "Wildwood Flower"! Eddy wrote a ton of material, as well, and his sound is signature even today. RCA Years: 1962-1964 is way more than the casual fan would desire, but for those who collect Eddy's work, the Bear Family set defines his greatest period.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/22/1999
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127162717
catalogNumber: 16271
Rank: 229847


Disc 1

  1. Walkin' 'N' Twistin' (I'm Walking)
  2. Sugartime Twist
  3. Twistin' 'N' Twangin'
  4. Country Twist
  5. The Twist
  6. Let's Twist Again
  7. Peppermint Twist
  8. Miss Twist
  9. Dear Lady Twist
  10. Moanin' 'N' Twistin'
  11. Twisting off a Cliff
  12. Exactly Like You
  13. Deep in the Heart of Texas
  14. Saints & Sinners
  15. High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)
  16. Angel on My Shoulder
  17. Love Me Tender
  18. Secret Love
  19. Mirriam
  20. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  21. Unchained Melody
  22. Bali Ha'i
  23. When I Fall in Love
  24. Moon River
  25. Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo
  26. Memories of Madrid
  27. Born to Be With You

Disc 2

  1. The Wild Westerners
  2. Ballad of Paladin
  3. The Wild Westerners
  4. Stretchin' Out
  5. (Dance With the) Guitar Man
  6. Lonely Boy, Lonely Guitar
  7. Twangsville
  8. Limbo Rock
  9. Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  10. The Climb
  11. Wild Watusi
  12. New Hully Gully
  13. The Scrape
  14. Loco-Locomotion
  15. Spanish Twist
  16. Spanish Twist
  17. The Last Dance
  18. Nashville Stomp
  19. Waltz of the Wind
  20. Popeye (The Hitchhiker)
  21. Boss Guitar
  22. The Desert Rat
  23. Song of the Islands
  24. Now Is the Hour
  25. Sweet Leilani
  26. Aloha Oe

Disc 3

  1. Sugar Foot Rag
  2. Weary Blues from Waitin'
  3. Fireball Mail
  4. Please Help Me I'm Falling
  5. Wildwood Flower
  6. Precious Memories
  7. Crazy Arms
  8. Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)
  9. The Window Up Above
  10. A Satisfied Mind
  11. Making Believe
  12. Peace in the Valley
  13. Fireball Mail
  14. Joshin'
  15. Soul Twist
  16. Soldier Boy
  17. He's So Fine
  18. Walk Right In
  19. Mr. Guitar Man
  20. Guitar Child
  21. All You Gave to Me
  22. Guitar'd and Feathered
  23. My Baby Plays the Same Old Song on His Guitar All Night Long
  24. Beach Bound
  25. Blowin' Up a Storm
  26. Your Baby's Gone Surfin'
  27. Giddy Goose

Disc 4

  1. The Son of Rebel Rouser
  2. Ballad in 'A'
  3. Dancin' in the Subway
  4. Spiritual
  5. Shuckin'
  6. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  7. My Destiny
  8. A Home in the Meadow
  9. Along Came Linda
  10. Summer Kiss
  11. Danny Boy
  12. Annie Laurie
  13. The Story of Three Lovers
  14. Gunsmoke
  15. Long Lonely Days of Winter
  16. Cryin' Happy Tears
  17. Sunday Morning Rain
  18. Theme from "A Summer Place"
  19. Our Day Will Come
  20. Someday the Rainbow
  21. Shenandoah
  22. Shenandoah
  23. The Feud
  24. Jerky Jalopy
  25. Shuckin'

Disc 5

  1. The Wake Ballet
  2. Water Skiing
  3. Slalom
  4. In Gear
  5. Jumping the Wake
  6. Ski Jump
  7. Whip Off
  8. Deep-Water Start
  9. Toe-Hold Side Slide
  10. Banana Peels
  11. The Backward Swan
  12. Rooster Tail
  13. Jitterboard
  14. The Iguana
  15. Rebel Rouser
  16. Raunchy
  17. Shangri-La
  18. Last Date
  19. Honky Tonk
  20. Tequila
  21. Stranger on the Shore
  22. More
  23. The River Kwai March
  24. Swingin' Shepherd Blues
  25. Rumble

Disc 6

  1. Moonshot
  2. Roughneck
  3. Guitar Star
  4. Shindig
  5. Laughing Guitar
  6. The Marauder
  7. The High Lonesome
  8. Gumshoe Blues
  9. The Restless Pack
  10. Wish I Were With You
  11. Do It
  12. Rebel Soul
  13. A Fast Friendly Frolic on the Farm
  14. Wild Watusi
  15. Last Date
  16. More
  17. Jitterboard
  18. Water Skiing
  19. Slalom
  20. Deep-Water Start
  21. Ma Dove Andranno (Mr. Guitar Man)
  22. Tutta la Notte (My Baby Plays the Same Old Song on His Guitar All ...)
  23. Mr. Guitar Man
  24. Duane
  25. Duane's Stroll
  26. The Great Duane
  27. A Children's Song

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duane Eddy   Primary Artist,Guitar,Leader
Buddy Emmons   Steel Guitar
Floyd Cramer   Piano,Harpsichord
Leon Russell   Piano
Don Bagley   Bass
Julius Wechter   Mallets
James Burton   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jo Ann Campbell   Track Performer
David Gates   Guitar,Leader,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Lee Hazlewood   Voices
Richie Hart   Track Performer
Edna Wright   Vocals
Anita Kerr Singers   Vocals
Victor Arno   Violin
Hal Blaine   Percussion,Drums
Robert Barene   Violin
Frank Beach   Trumpet
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Meyer Bello   Viola
Edward Bergman   Violin
Paul Bergstrom   Cello
Harry Bluestone   Violin
James E. Bond   Bass
Harold Bradley   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Bobby Bruce   Violin
Red Callender   Bass
Carole Lombard   Vocals
Stella Castellucci   Harp
Roy Caton   Trumpet
Peggy Clark   Vocals
Merry Clayton   Vocals
John DeVoogdt   Violin
Alvin Dinkin   Viola
Ray Edenton   Rhythm Guitar,Ukulele
Jesse Ehrlich   Cello
Cecil Figelski   Viola
Nathan Gershman   Cello
James Getzoff   Violin
Abraham Hochstein   Viola
Jack Sheldon   Trumpet
Jules Jacob   Oboe
Fanita James   Vocals
Gwen Johnson   Vocals,Hand Clapping
Kathyrine Julye   Harp
Armand Karpoff   Cello
William Kurash   Violin
Neil Levang   Guitar
Edgar Lustgarten   Cello
Virginia Majewski   Viola
Leonard Malarsky   Violin
Amerigo Marino   Violin
Marty Paich   Conductor
Lew McCreary   Trombone
George McFadden   Vocals,Hand Clapping
Alexander Neiman   Viola
Erno Neufeld   Violin
Gracia Nitzsche   Vocals
Richard Perissi   Horn
William Pitman   Guitar
Lou Raderman   Violin
Thurl Ravenscroft   Vocals
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Paul Robyn   Viola
Henry Roth   Violin
Jesse Sailes   Drums
Claude Sherry   French Horn
Paul Shure   Violin
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Ann Mason Stockton   Harp
Robert Tebow   Vocals
Darrel Terwilliger   Violin
Milton Thomas   Viola
Gerald Vinci   Violin
Jimmy Wilcox   Bass
Arthur Wright   Harmonica
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
Joseph DiFiore   Viola
Alton Hendrickson   Guitar
Eleanor Slatkin   Cello
Anthony Terran   Trumpet
Alicia Adams   Vocals
Margaret Aue   Cello
Mable Bishop   Vocals,Hand Clapping
Donald Lee "Donnie" Owens   Guitar,Leader
Sharps   Vocals
Sally Sweetland   Vocals
James M. "Jimmy" Troxel   Drums
Tyler Lee "Buddy" Wheeler   Bass Guitar
Albert Saparoff   Violin
Justin DiTullio   Cello
Arnold Koblentz   Oboe
Joseph Livoti   Violin
Jay Meyer   Vocals
Bob Moore   Bass
Bob Taylor   Drums
Joe DeFiore   Viola
Elliot Fisher   Violin
Arthur Gleghorn   Flute
Jack Halloran   Vocals
Joe Stepansky   Violin
Gaynel Hodge   Vocals
Keymen   Track Performer
Frank Emilio Flynn   Mallets
Betty Brown   Strings
Sidney Sharp   Violin
Bob Thompson   Conductor,Leader
Marjorie Cranford   Vocals,Hand Clapping
Victor Gottlieb   Cello
Melvin Pollan   Bass
Alfred Frazier   Vocals
Turner Wilson   Vocals
Allan Hershman   Viola
Billy Clifford   Strings
Jerry Byrd & the String Dusters   Steel Guitar
Irving Weinper   Cello
Dorothy Berry   Vocals
Francis L. "Joe" Howard   Trombone
Joseph Coppin   Cello
Thomas Mancini   Violin
William S. Bagwell   Strings
Batty James Baker   Vocals
Albert "Al Bruno" Bruneau   Guitar
Donald Robertson   Piano
Carl White   Vocals
Howard Crook   Organ,Harmonica,Piano

Technical Credits

Sheb Wooley   Composer
Malcolm Arnold   Composer
Sergey Rachmaninov   Composer
Floyd Cramer   Composer
Hank Garland   Composer
George Jones   Composer
Erik Darling   Arranger
Herb Alpert   Composer
Duane Eddy   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Lionel Richie   Composer
Link Wray   Composer
Woody Herman   Composer
Neal Hefti   Composer
David Gates   Arranger,Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer,Producer
Bill Justis   Composer
Robert Maxwell   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Jackie DeShannon   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Joey Dee   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Mort Garson   Composer
Kay Gee   Composer
Jim Grant   Reissue Producer,Illustrations,Tape Comparison
Edward Heyman   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Willis "Gator" Jackson   Composer
Bob Jones   Reissue Producer,Tape Comparison
Jim Malloy   Engineer
Marty Paich   Arranger
Riz Ortolani   Composer
Michael Richards   Illustrations
Schmitt   Engineer
Evan Sheeley   Composer
Max Steiner   Composer
Tommy Strong   Engineer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Joe Hayes   Composer
Alfred Newman   Composer
Sid Manker   Composer
Nino Oliviero   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Ronnie Mack   Composer
Yeskim   Composer
Rob Finnis   Essay
Jess Willard   Arranger
Jack Miller   Engineer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Bob Thompson   Arranger
Florence Greenberg   Composer
Holger Von Bargen   Art Direction
Bill Porter   Engineer
Harry Owens   Composer
Mani Leib   Composer
Jack Rhodes   Composer
Glenn Spencer   Composer
George Vaughn   Composer
Rex Koury   Composer
Brian Smith   Illustrations
Alan Chappell   Illustrations
Casey   Composer
Dieter Machon   Illustrations
Wolfgang Taubenauer   Illustrations
Packy Smith   Illustrations
Traditional   Composer
Jon Sheldon   Composer
Floyd Jenkins   Composer
Winfried Braun   Illustrations
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer
June Hershey   Composer
Lerner   Composer
Michel Jourdan   Composer

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