Duane Eddy's House of Twang

December 26, 1958

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December 26, 1958: Duane performs at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York.

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December 26, 1958: Duane performs at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York.

– Tony

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Some kid from Phoenix playing the Holiday Week Shows at the Apollo in NYC?

This better be good...

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Some kid from Phoenix playing the Holiday Week Shows at the Apollo in NYC?

This better be good...

– Twangmeisternyc

Here's Duane's Recollection: " Moms Mabley was on the show, with Clyde McPhatter,The Solitaires, Mickey & Sylvia, Lavern Baker, and some others. The first show we started with a couple of hits and got polite applause. So I told Steve Douglas, "We better play some blues." We played "Three-30-Blues," and after the song this black guy in the front row stood up and stuck his hand out. I reached down and shook hands, and the whole place went crazy."

Source: Booklet From The Twang Thang Anthology CD.

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Then the first Album was released a couple weeks later...

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It seems that the world was calling out for more ' blues ' from Duane !

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It seems that the world was calling out for more ' blues ' from Duane !

– lesdk

Could not agree more Les.


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