Duane Eddy's House of Twang

When I was knee high

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to a grasshopper....the records around my house were owned by my parents ie: Pat Boone, Perry Como,Tea For Two.... ya get the idea. Then there was Ricky Nelson he was way cool. When I was twelve years old I heard this on the radio and I knew I just knew there was something not sure what but there was a real world out there. Converse, white socks, rolled up blue jean pant legs, a Levi jacket and of course a Boss Guitar!

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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Between 'Rebel Rouser' and Chuck doing 'Johnnie B. Goode' and Link doing "Rumble" it kept us high school kids happy at the burger and malt drive ins...

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'Ramrod' was my first Duane 45. I was 13. Loved it. Still do.

At that age and at that time, buying 45s was a serious business — no way could you afford to buy more than a few of all the records you wanted, so there was a well thought out co-ordinated effort by a bunch of us school kids over who bought what. Then on Saturday it was round to someone's house to play them all. I had Ramrod, Some Kinda Earthquake, Git It by Gene Vincent — and The Chirping Crickets; someone else had Rebel Rouser, Cannonball and the first Ventures LP etc and so on. Happy days — life seemed such a breeze back then.

EDIT. I also had a 45 by the Jack Eubanks Orchestra called "Chiricahua". It was sort of 'Duane-y' in a way, but the melody was similar to Footpatter by The Fireballs. I'd only had it a month or so and someone 'borrowed' it and I never got it back — and I've never even heard that record since.

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When I hear Duane play ANYTHING I get all warm and nostalgia-ey. Odd thing is, it only works when he does it. Someone else trying to play like Duane sounds like someone else trying to play like Duane.

Copies are just that...

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Ah Deed, that's the one. I remember not being too impressed with the 'A' side — after Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis, 'What'd I say' was a done deal for me — but I liked Chiricahua. Since I first posted about this, I've found a copy on UK ebay. I'm thinkin' about it!

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Ah Deed, that's the one. I remember not being too impressed with the 'A' side — after Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis, 'What'd I say' was a done deal for me — but I liked Chiricahua. Since I first posted about this, I've found a copy on UK ebay. I'm thinkin' about it!

– Dave_K

Ah Deed, that's the one. I remember not being too impressed with the 'A' side — after Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis, 'What'd I say' was a done deal for me — but I liked Chiricahua. Since I first posted about this, I've found a copy on UK ebay. I'm thinkin' about it!

– Dave_K

I found this on YouTube:

Chiricahua

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When I hear Duane play ANYTHING I get all warm and nostalgia-ey. Odd thing is, it only works when he does it. Someone else trying to play like Duane sounds like someone else trying to play like Duane.

Copies are just that...

– norm van maastricht

When I hear Duane play ANYTHING I get all warm and nostalgia-ey. Odd thing is, it only works when he does it. Someone else trying to play like Duane sounds like someone else trying to play like Duane.

Copies are just that...

– The Norm

To that, I will say... AMEN!

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Hey, Rich, thanks for that. I haven't heard it since about 1962!


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