Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel

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Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel
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Studio album by Duane Eddy
Released January 9, 1959
Recorded 1958
Studio Audio Recorders, Phoenix, Arizona
Genre Instrumental rock, rock and roll
Length 33:47
Label Jamie
Producer Lee Hazlewood, Lester Sill
Duane Eddy chronology
Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel
(1958)
Especially for You
(1959)
Singles from Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel
  1. "Moovin' N' Groovin"
    Released: 1958
  2. "Rebel-'Rouser"
    Released: May 1958
  3. "Ramrod"
    Released: August 1958
  4. "Cannonball"
    Released: October 1958
  5. "The Lonely One"
    Released: 1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel is the debut album by guitarist Duane Eddy. It was released in 1958, on Jamie Records, JLP-3000. There were five charting singles and a B-side of an additional charting single taken from this album.

Background[edit]

After releasing a couple of successful singles, Eddy released his first album, Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel on January 9, 1959. It is a mix of early rock & roll, swing, country and blues, and contains several covers as well as original compositions. He and the band known as The Rebels, Al Casey on rhythm guitar, his wife Corki Casey also on rhythm guitar, Steve Douglas on sax, Buddy Wheeler on bass and both Mike Bermani and Bob Taylor on drums; who along with several guest musicians were joined by The Sharps (later known as The Rivingtons), who contributed non-lyrical vocals, whoops and hollers.[2] The album spent 82 weeks on the Billboard charts during 1959-60, reaching a high of #5. Five singles released both before and after the album was released, charted in the Billboard Hot 100. Eddy would go on to release nine more charting albums and 26 more charting singles in the next five years.

Eddy and the album spawned a number of imitators such as the Rock-A-Teens, The Fabulous Wailers, The Frantics, The Fireballs and eventually The Ventures.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Duane Eddy and Lee Hazlewood unless noted

  1. "Lonesome Road" (Gene Austin, Nathaniel Shilkret) – 3:09
  2. "I Almost Lost My Mind" (Ivory Joe Hunter) – 2:18
  3. "Rebel Rouser" – 2:23
  4. "Three-30-Blues" - 3:33
  5. "Cannonball" – 1:55
  6. "The Lonely One" – 1:42
  7. "Detour" (Paul Westmoreland) – 2:12
  8. "Stalkin'" – 2:27
  9. "Ramrod" (Al Casey) – 1:42
  10. "Anytime" (Herbert "Happy" Lawson) – 2:19
  11. "Moovin' 'N' Groovin'" – 2:05
  12. "Loving You" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 2:10

Personnel[edit]

The Rebels[edit]

Guest Musicians[edit]

Technical[edit]

Chart History of Album[edit]

Year Title U.S. Billboard 200 UK Albums Chart[3] Label and catalogue
1958 Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel[4] 5 6 Jamie JLPS-3000

Chart History of Singles[edit]

Year Titles
Both sides from that album except where indicated
Chart positions
Billboard[5] Cashbox UK[6]
1958 "Moovin' N' Groovin' "
b/w "Up and Down" (From $1,000,000 Worth of Twang, Volume II)
72 54 -
"Rebel Rouser"
b/w "Stalkin'"
6 7 19
"Ramrod"
b/w "The Walker" (Non-LP track)
27 33 -
"Cannonball"
b/w "Mason Dixon Lion" (Non-LP track)
15 16 22
1959 "The Lonely One"
b/w "Detour"
23 19 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "Duane Eddy".  http://www.waybackattack.com/eddyduane.html
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 178. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ "Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel". Tony50.tripod.com. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955–2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 218. ISBN 0-89820-155-1. 
  6. ^ Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952–2004 (1st ed.). London: Collins. p. 248. ISBN 0-00-717931-6.