My First Duane Vinyl Purchase
I was just talking elsewhere to Tavo about this, and wanted to share. My initial introduction to Duane was through my mom's records, and as I recall, they were compilations that he appeared on. Later, I picked up some CDs that featured Duane, including the very excellent TWANG THANG two-disc set with booklet.
A friend of mine recently opened up a record store, and I finally got a chance to visit...sitting on the wall right behind him in plastic was a slightly south of mint second pressing of Duane's Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel on the Jamie label. I know this probably won't be a big deal to lots of folks who have scads of Duane on vinyl, but I was pretty impressed that it was the first thing I saw, like I was meant to own it. And because I hadn't seen Greg (the owner) in so long and it was my first purchase, I got it for a song. It was my only purchase there, but a good one.
Nice concept,first puchase ? My first Duane record [in fact THE first disc I ever purchased] was 'Cannonball'. I bought it from Gallons Music Shop in Blyth, Northumberland. A shop where a couple of years later I would buy my first 'Olympic' drum kit. I could not play the single as we had no record player at home then! It was taken to the church youth club and played, many times, on their Dansette record player vying with the girls who wanted Paul Anka or Elvis . After all these years and collecting lot's, and I mean lot's, of Duane's material 'Cannonball' is still my favourite single by him. I believe Lee Hazlewood described it as having a 'shave and a haircut, two bits' beat !
I have exactly the same in stereo(sleeve and no.) purchased from US ebay about six years ago,was'nt released here in the UK in stereo.Has large stereo under record no. JLP-3000 and stereo in laurel leaf off of Duanes right shoulder,yellow label which states stereo.
How do you determine a 1st issue?
Huh, I was just looking at Tony's site http://tony50.tripod.com/de... this one might be a first pressing after all. I know that there were different covers later on (Duane standing and playing). My friend who owns the shop looked it up in his record buyer's book and was talking about the picture on the front, the colour of the type, etc.
My first two Duane songs Cannonball / The Walker - always thought " The Walker " was groovy and special in a different way that made the ambiance of our front room seem cool , well the way my Mum and Dads house was facing, made it cool anyway ! - Well my cousin Barry gave me the 45s and at a stroke I was hooked ! - 1958 and yes the Dansette Major,with the bright red and cream fabric. Not forgetting of course the capricious auto-change mechanism that would sometimes drop one disc, then at other times several ! The record player had almost iconic status and pride of place, - With the start of the Eddy collection of course ! - The first EP that I bought was " Twangy " that included " Lost Island " ( remember radio Lux. referring to the change of style, by Duane on that one ) - I spotted the EP in the window of a little old music shop, in Smith Street, Warwick - juxtaposed with sheet music, the great musicals of the day on record, classical music and a few instruments. The shop was run by two dear old ladies. You could have one side of the record played on their old record player. But not both because that would make it second hand ! - It all seemed to be a bit of a paradox, at the time ! Now we know the Duanes music is ageless for all ages !