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Category: Duane Eddy

“Freight Train”: Duane Eddy + Steam

When my son was young, I sure got a lot of mileage out of Buffalo Bop’s bootleg compilation of American train song 45s – Choo Choo Bop. Rusty Draper’s version of “Freight Train” is only one of many highlights on this packed 29-song set that includes a bonus track of

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Duane Eddy’s Twang + Strings

In 1965 Duane Eddy released 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

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Tommy Tedesco’s Twangin’ Guitar

The 2008 documentary, The Wrecking Crew – a celebration of the (often unnamed) studio musicians that played on a great many radio hits of the 1960s and 70s – is on tour and coming to a town near me. Tommy Tedesco     Twangin’ Twelve Great Hits     1962 Tommy Tedesco, “the most

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Music that Bridge Nations: “Dixie Doodle”

One of my favorite Link Wray tunes is one that humorously fuses our two American national anthems – “Dixie” and “Yankee Doodle”: “Dixie Doodle”     Link Wray     prob. rec. late 1958 Interesting to learn that, on the strength of his hugely influential top 40 hit, “Rumble” – a menacing

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