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Single by Duane Eddy and His 'Twangy' Guitar
from the album Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel
ReleasedMay 1958 (1958-05)
Duane Eddy and His 'Twangy' Guitar singles chronology
"Moovin' N' Groovin"

"Rebel-'Rouser" is a rock and roll instrumental recorded by Duane Eddy. It appeared on Eddy's album Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel. Released as a single in 1958, it charted at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] On Billboard's R&B Best Sellers chart, "Rebel-'Rouser" went to number 8.[2]


The tune, Eddy has noted, was not based on “When the Saints Go Marching In” as many assumed, but was loosely inspired by "Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet", an old folk song Eddy knew from a Tennessee Ernie Ford record. Eddy has spoken of listening to Ford's recording for inspiration on the morning of the recording session for "Rebel-'Rouser".[citation needed]

Song in popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ Koda, Cub (1994). Rock Instrumental Classics Volume 1: The Fifties (p. 14) [CD booklet]. Los Angeles: Rhino Records.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 182.

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