Posts filed under ‘Twang’

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

Wayback Garage #3: Shakin’ All Over

“Shakin’ All Over” is a song originally performed by Johnny Kidd & the Pirates. The song was written by frontman Johnny Kidd, and his recording of it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in August 1960. Kidd’s original recording was not a hit outside of Europe, and in other parts of the world “Shakin’ All Over” is much better known in versions by other artists. In 1964 a local band from Plattsburgh, NY called the Twiliters recorded a live version of it. It did well in New England but did not chart nationally.  A 1965 cover by The Guess Who reached #1 in Canada, and also top 40 in the US and Australia.

July 9, 2016 at 2:11 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 #18: Treat Her Right

“Treat Her Right” as recorded by Roy Head and the Traits, reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965. It was kept from the #1 spot by the Beatles “Yesterday”. It is one of my all time favorite tracks. My version is pretty faithful to the original, but since I don’t sing, there are no vocals.

June 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

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