Duane Eddy's House of Twang

Another Duane spin on ‘ Sounds of the Sixties ’

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"Break My Mind" apparently played on July 6 - I'm running at least two weeks behind, so can't confirm! But how great, after wishing for so long that they'd play something more obscure - can't get much more obscure than that, at least in the 60s! Always liked both this and "Lovingbird." Pat Boone's regarded as more of a vocalist than Duane but I've got PB's version of "Break My Mind," and reckon Duane's version's every bit as good!

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Tony Blackburn not too complementary about Duane's singing . A little bit like the kettle calling the pot black ! ---- Our old mate Brian Matthew spun " Break My Mind " on Sounds of the Sixties a few years back ! - My request for the song got me a BBC copy . --- Last weeks show , using the theme of instrumentalists who actually sang on a disc . Also featured the great Jet Harris !

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This week "Ballad of Paladin" played. What a great record. Every bit as good as the classic Jamie sides, in my view.

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Indeed " Ballad of Paladin " is an extremely good record ! When Tony Blackburn played it I felt like emailing him and saying now lets have a proper weekly instrumental spot ! - Without curtailment for the news ! - At least a couple of tracks would not go amiss , then hearing a Duane hit or rarity would not be such a ' Sounds of the Sixties ' surprise !

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Understand "(Dance with the) Guitar Man" played this last weekend (I'm forever several weeks behind in listening, so can't confirm). Good if true, but why that one yet again? - it's not representative of Duane's classic style, and there are so many great tracks that don't get played ...

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Understand "(Dance with the) Guitar Man" played this last weekend (I'm forever several weeks behind in listening, so can't confirm). Good if true, but why that one yet again? - it's not representative of Duane's classic style, and there are so many great tracks that don't get played ...

– Simon Euan-Smith

Yes Tony Blackburn said something like it being a great song or Duane Eddy track ! - However now on ' Sounds of the Sixties ' its a case of being thankful for small mercies , where instrumentals are concerned . Why we can't have a feature each week devoted to 3 or more of them ! Including other instrumentalists and for a change some of Mr.Eddy's great ' B ' sides . - Like , " Theme For Moon Children " !

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Tony Blackburn has just played " Because They're Young " on Sounds of the Sixties . - It sounds even better , with each passing year !!

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Yes, brilliant track - but there are so many others that don't get played, and should be! A while ago they had a feature where they played the opening track of an album and asked "Is this the strongest track?" I wrote in and nominated "Sugarfoot Rag" - definitely my favourite Duane non-single track. (Having said that, I was in a junk shop in Athens in 1970 and found a Greek single - with Greek lettering! - of "Sugarfoot Rag," coupled with "Your Baby's Gone Surfing." It was chipped and worn, so I didn't buy it - I should have done!) Anyway, my request wasn't played - a few weeks ago, with the lockdown, Tony B invited listeners to send in requests (which, unlike Brian Matthew, he doesn't normally). So I asked for "Sugarfoot Rag" again, and guess what ...


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