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Duane Eddy

The name Duane Eddy is synonymous with legendary. The most successful and influential instrumentalist in rock 'n' roll history, Duane Eddy blended his signature styles of blues, jazz and gospel, to develop a unique rock and roll sound. He used strong, dramatic, single-note melodies, combined with the bending of the low strings to produce a sound unlike anything ever heard before -- Twang. "Duane Eddy was the front guy, the first rock and roll guitar god," said John Fogerty. "Here was a guy who was laying down the template for how to get across to the public." Duane's sound and musical influence has been prevalent over the past four decades, as he consistently broke new ground, producing over 25 albums and recording numerous tracks with artists such as Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings

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Big Lazy: Dear Trouble

Read "Dear Trouble" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The trio Big Lazy plays a frisky type of instrumental music which draws on jazz, surf rock, country and other genres. In the tradition of versatile guitarists like Danny Gatton and Duane Eddy, Stephen Ulrich's lean, twanging sound creates a sonic landscape full of dusty highways and shadowy streets. He billows, trembles and chugs through leisurely ...

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Henry Spencer and Juncture: The Reasons Don't Change

Read "The Reasons Don't Change" reviewed by Roger Farbey

The cover art is a clue to the music contained in this excellent album. It depicts a vista split in two, one half a deserted bucolic scene and the other a populated urban street. In the midst stands trumpeter and progenitor of this work, Henry Spencer, a graduate of the UK's prestigious Guildhall School of Music ...

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Duane Eddy Tops Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek Festival

The influential rock guitarist leads a lineup in Anaheim that also includes 'Honeyboy' Edwards. One of the musical highlights in recent years of the National Assn. of Music Merchantsannual trade show, now under way in Anaheim, has been Deke DickersonsGuitar Geek Festival, which the roots rock guitarist and band leader only half jokingly bills as “the ...

Rebel Rouser

Label: RCA Records
Released: 1995

Caravan

Label: TCB Records
Released: 1961


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