In 1965 Duane Eddy would release a pair of tuneful albums on the Colpix label that one can now find smartly packaged together as a single compact disc — Duane a Go-Go [and] Duane Does Dylan.
Lee Hazlewood would be Duane Eddy’s chief collaborator on both Colpix albums, and the two of them would co-write five songs for Duane a Go-Go, including my personal favorite, with its magnificent, moody strings — “South Phoenix“:
Duane Eddy Gives Tommy Tedesco A Run for His Money
Duane Eddy “South Phoenix” 1965
musician Credits for ‘Duane a go-go’
- Bass: Buddy Wheeler & Jimmy Simmons
- Drums: Jim Troxel
- Elec. Guitar: Duane Eddy & Jimmy Gray
- Guitar: Donnie Owens
- Harmonica: Larry Knechtel
- Piano: Don Robertson & Jimmy Wilcox
- Saxophone: Jim Horn
“South Phoenix” would see release in the US, UK, Australia & New Zealand as the B-side of the album’s kick-off tune, “Trash” — a single that was a Billboard Magazine Spotlight Single “predicted to reach the Hot 100 Chart” for the week of July 3, 1965 (though it appears not to have charted).