Posts filed under ‘Duane Eddy’

Movin’ ‘n’ Groovin’

Movin’ ‘n’ Groovin’ was Duane Eddy’s first single, released in 1958. It only reached #72 on the Billboard Hot 100, but set the stage for his future success: his next release, Rebel Rouser, went to #6 that same year.

The Ventures covered the tune in 1962.

In my arrangement I tried to include elements of Duane Eddy’s style as well as the Ventures and surf guitar music in general.

January 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm Leave a comment

Blue Bari

“Blue Bari” is an original composition. I set out to write a Duane Eddy type tune featuring bluesy licks my baritone guitar. The recording does feature the baritone, but the feel of the track turned out to be more Bill Doggett-style honky-tonk.

October 5, 2016 at 2:13 pm Leave a comment

Rebel Walk

“Rebel Walk” was a track on Duane Eddy’s 1960 album “The Twangs the Thang”. My version borrows the main riff, 12-bar form and shuffle feel, but little else. It should still be recognizable as a Duane Eddy style number, however — featuring a baritone guitar and plenty of twangy rockabilly.

September 12, 2016 at 5:41 pm Leave a comment

Tiger Love and Turnip Greens

“Tiger Love and Turnip Greens” was the 2nd cut on Duane Eddy’s 1960 Album ” The ‘Twangs’ the ‘Thang’ “. Written by Eddy and producer Lee Hazlewood, it is a foot-stomper. The original features Eddy on a baritone guitar. My arrangement also incorporates a baritone guitar, but also adds a few things.

August 11, 2016 at 2:17 pm Leave a comment

Rear View Mirror #21: Unchained Melody

“Unchained Melody” is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret.It has since become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century. The title is the result of the music serving as a theme for the little-known prison film Unchained. In 1955, three versions of the song (Les Baxter, Al Hibbler, Roy Hamilton) charted in the Billboard Top 10 in the United States. Ten years later the Righteous Brothers version topped out at #4. There is also a version by Duane Eddy.



June 26, 2016 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

Rear View Mirror #20: Trambone

“Trambone” was a track on Chet Atkins’ 1962 album “Back Home”. It went on to become one of his signature tunes. Duane Eddy covered it as well.

June 25, 2016 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

Rear View Mirror #17: (Dance with the) Guitar Man

(Dance With The) Guitar Man” is a song written by Duane Eddy and Lee Hazlewood and originally performed by Eddy. The song reached #4 on the UK Singles Chart and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962. My version eliminates the vocals but is otherwise pretty faithful to the original.

See how many of the guitar men in the video you can identify!

June 22, 2016 at 6:06 pm Leave a comment

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