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Duane Eddy

Duane Eddy is the original rock 'n' roll guitar hero. His 1950s guitar instrumentals like Rebel Rouser and Forty Miles Of Bad Road inspired countless kids to start playing the guitar, and many of rock music's icons list him as a major influence. His style is instantly recognizable, a bold statement of tone and attitude, a Spaghetti Western movie set to music.

 It is virtually impossible to overstate Duane's influence in the history of the electric guitar. The entire genre of 'guitar instrumentals' virtually began with, and was certainly defined by, Duane's oeuvre of instrumental hits. It's not hyperbole to say that if there were a Mount Rushmore for rock 'n' roll guitar players, Duane Eddy would be George Washington. This collection compiles Duane's best-known songs, along with a few surprises, for an album that truly 'rocks.'

Duane Eddy was born on the East Coast of America, in Corning, New York, on April 26, 1938. His childhood was spent in Corning and other upstate New York towns like Bath and Penn Yan, before his family moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 1951. A year later, the family moved to the small town of Coolidge, Arizona.

Duane fooled around with music from the age of five, when his father showed him a few chords on the guitar. When Duane was nine years old, his aunt bought him a lap steel guitar. After the move to Arizona, Duane continued to play both lap steel and the standard guitar. Country music was the biggest thing in Duane's musical world, and like many other up and coming guitar players, he loved the thumbpick-and-fingers style playing of Chet Atkins and Merle Travis.

Duane's father managed the local Safeway grocery store in Coolidge, having transferred there from a similar job in Tucson. A local disc jockey got into a conversation with Duane's father one day and learned that Duane was an aspiring guitarist, so the disc jockey offered to record Duane at the station, which the jock played on the radio and announced as being by local boy Duane Eddy.

When Duane's rendition of Chet Atkins' Spinning Wheel aired on the station one Monday morning, a young man Duane's age named Jimmy Delbridge (aka Jimmy Dell) came running up to Duane at school, and asked him to come over and play some music with him later in the afternoon, after school.

Duane joined Delbridge (and his brother Bill Delbridge on banjo, and Duane's friend Ed Myers on rhythm guitar) and began playing local dances a few weeks later as Jimmy & Duane, The Coolidge Kids.

Ed Myers, rhythm guitarist in the group, had an interest in becoming a radio disc jockey, so he went around to the local station WCKY looking for advice on how to break into the business. In doing so, Myers met a disc jockey named Lee Hazlewood, then an up-and-coming disc jockey fresh from broadcasting school in California.

The beginning of Duane Eddy's musical career is irrevocably intertwined with that of Lee Hazlewood. The Oklahoma-born Hazlewood was nine years older than Duane, and after studying broadcasting in California had come to Arizona to disc jockey on radio station KCKY. Hazlewood was a minor celebrity of sorts in Coolidge, known for his on-air personality Eb X. Preston, a character he used to exchange on-air banter with himself while announcing records.

After Myers met Hazlewood and introduced Duane to him, Lee and Duane became friends, and Hazlewood became the informal manager of Jimmy & Duane. Hazlewood soon thereafter drove Jimmy and Duane up to Phoenix to be on a talent show there that Ray Odom presented on Saturday nights at the Madison Square Garden, a boxing venue in Phoenix. A year later, Hazlewood took a disc jockey gig on KRUX in Phoenix, and later KTYL. Phoenix was a major metropolitan area, especially compared to sleepy Coolidge, and offered many more opportunities.


After the Phoenix show proved successful, Jimmy and Duane realized that Phoenix offered much greater opportunities than Coolidge. Soon thereafter Hazlewood took Jimmy & Duane into a studio in Phoenix called Ambassador Recording, and cut two Lee Hazlewood-penned songs with the group, Soda Fountain Girl and I Want Some Lovin' Baby. Duane recalls that the studio was a tiny studio in the back of somebody's house, and that Lee hired Buddy Long and his Melody Boys to be on the session.

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Duane Eddy's 16 Greatest Hits (LP) Duane Eddy: Duane Eddy's 16 Greatest Hits (LP) Art-Nr.: LPJLPMS3026

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(Jamie Records) 16 Tracks - 1957-1961 - Stereo version of the original LP from 1964! Slight traces of the cover in spite of the original shrink-wrap!
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The Best Of Duane Eddy (CD) Duane Eddy: The Best Of Duane Eddy (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRCD614

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(Rainbow Music Group) 12 Tracks - Australian Pressing - The Best 1960s RCA Recordings!
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The Best Of Duane Eddy (CD) Duane Eddy: The Best Of Duane Eddy (CD) Art-Nr.: CD264736

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(Delta Music) 20 tracks
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(Dance With The) Guitar Man - Stretchin' Out (7inch, 45rpm, BC) Duane Eddy: (Dance With The) Guitar Man - Stretchin' Out... Art-Nr.: 45RCA8087

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Original 1962 'RCA' 45rpm record - vg+(+) copy with writing on the 'Guitar Man' side
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Have Twangy Guitar, Will Travel (CD) Duane Eddy & The Rebels: Have Twangy Guitar, Will Travel (CD) Art-Nr.: CDHALL232

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(Hallmark) 12 Tracks - Original 1950s Jamie recordings!
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The Twang's The Thang (CD) Duane Eddy & The Rebels: The Twang's The Thang (CD) Art-Nr.: CDHALL722

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(Hallmark) 12 Tracks - Original 1950s Jamie recordings!
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Especially For You (LP, 180g Vinyl) Duane Eddy: Especially For You (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LP772017

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(Waxtime) 14 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1961 'Jamie' plus two bonus tracks
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Girls! Girls! Girls! (LP, 180g Vinyl) Duane Eddy: Girls! Girls! Girls! (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LP772195

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(Waxtime) 14 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1961 'Jamie' album plus two bonus tracks
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The 'Twangs' The 'Thang' (LP, 180g Vinyl) Duane Eddy: The 'Twangs' The 'Thang' (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LP772150

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(Waxtime) 14 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1959 'Jamie' album plus two bonus tracks
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Shazam - The Essential Collection (2-CD) Duane Eddy: Shazam - The Essential Collection (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCDLX183

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(2013/Music Club Deluxe) 60 tracks
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1.000.000 Worth Of Twang Vol.2 (CD) Duane Eddy: 1.000.000 Worth Of Twang Vol.2 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAMIE4046

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(Jamie) 23 tracks - mostly Stereo
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Twenty Terrific Twangies - Water Skiing (CD) Duane Eddy: Twenty Terrific Twangies - Water Skiing (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO831

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(BGO) 32 tracks - One RCA material compilation from 1980 plus one 1964 original album on one CD! Without Duane Eddy's groundbreaking guitar style in the late 1950s, popular music would be very different. Many artists credit him with...
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Guitar Star - The Complete RCA Singles A's and B's (CD) Duane Eddy: Guitar Star - The Complete RCA Singles A's and... Art-Nr.: CDRGM0613

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(2017/Real Gone) 22 tracks, All 22 Original Mono Singles Sides Compiled for the First Time Ever, with Notes, Featuring Quotes from Duane Eddy Himself!
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1.000.000.00 Worth Of Twang (CD) Duane Eddy: 1.000.000.00 Worth Of Twang (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAMIE4036

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(JAMIE/GUYDEN) 15 tracks - original master tapes mixed in stereo
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The "Twangs" The "Thang" (CD) Duane Eddy: The "Twangs" The "Thang" (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAMIE4016

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(Jamie Guyden) 18 tracks, 5 unreleased (46:19) Stereo - the original album plus 6 bonus tracks. The Original Master Tapes remixed in Stereo in 'The Mix Rom' by Tom Molton.
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Especially For You (CD) Duane Eddy: Especially For You (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAMIE4010

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(Jamie) 17 tracks - the original session tapes remixed Stereo in the Mix Room by Tom Moulton.
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Jumpin' With Jamie!! (Poster, 28.5x43 cm, Color) Duane Eddy: Jumpin' With Jamie!! (Poster, 28.5x43 cm, Color) Art-Nr.: POSTER05002

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Girls! Girls! Girls! (CD) Duane Eddy: Girls! Girls! Girls! (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAMIE4040

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(Jamie/Guyden) 17 tracks (46:18) The original Jamie session master tapes newly mixed in genuine stereo by Tom Moulton. Bonus tracks prev.unreleased or without overdubs. With a cover featuring Duane Eddy with Annette Funicello, Brenda Lee...
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The Twang Gang (CD) Duane Eddy: The Twang Gang (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAMIE4017

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(Jamie) 18 tracks (42:19) Notes by John P. Dixon. The Arizona 'Twang Gang' featuring Lee Hazlewood, Sanford Clark, Donnie Owens, Mark Robinson, Don Cole and the Two Dons.
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Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel (CD) Duane Eddy: Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAMIE4007

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(Jamie) 15 tracks
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Songs Of Our Heritage (CD) Duane Eddy: Songs Of Our Heritage (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAMIE4026

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(Jamie) 19 tracks - stereo album plus mono demos & unreleased versions without overdubs
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Dancin' With The Boss Guitar (2-CD) Duane Eddy: Dancin' With The Boss Guitar (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS793

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(2015/Jasmine) 43 tracks. All his records from 1962 and 1963. The booklet also contains detailed liner notes.
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My Blue Heaven b-w Along Came Linda (7inch, 45rpm) Duane Eddy: My Blue Heaven b-w Along Came Linda (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45JAMIE1200

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Original 45rpm record on the 'Jamie' label from 1961
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Dance With The Guitar Man - Twangsville (CD) Duane Eddy: Dance With The Guitar Man - Twangsville (CD) Art-Nr.: CD12699

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​(RCA) 24 tracks - Two original LP albums on one CD - The first one is 'Dance With The Guitar Man' from 1962 and the second one is 'Twangsville' from 1965
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21 Greatest Guitar Hits (LP) Duane Eddy: 21 Greatest Guitar Hits (LP) Art-Nr.: LP6187281

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(Companion) 21 tracks - 'Jamie' recordings
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Duane Eddy & The Rebels (LP) Duane Eddy: Duane Eddy & The Rebels (LP) Art-Nr.: LPEMI746897

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(1987/Capitol) 10 tracks, feat. James Burton, John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ry Cooder and many more!
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Girls! Girls! Girls! (LP) Duane Eddy: Girls! Girls! Girls! (LP) Art-Nr.: LPJAMIE703019

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(1961/Jamie) Originally sealed 'Jamie' LP album from 1961
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Birth Of A Guitar Legend - The Jamie Singles Sessions 1957-1962 (3-CD) Duane Eddy: Birth Of A Guitar Legend - The Jamie Singles... Art-Nr.: CDJAMIE3926

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(2010/Jamie) 3-CD in Slipcase Packaging. 75 tracks (mostly stereo) with 16 page booklet.
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Duane Eddy And The Rebels - The Complete Colpix Recordings (CD) Duane Eddy & The Rebels: Duane Eddy And The Rebels - The Complete Colpix... Art-Nr.: CDGP49094

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(1994/GOLD PICKS) 30 tracks Colpix 1965/66 (76:25)
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Ramrod - Caravan (Ford versions) (7inch, 45rpm, PS) Duane Eddy: Ramrod - Caravan (Ford versions) (7inch, 45rpm,... Art-Nr.: 45SR52

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Two Instro Rockers from 1957, recorded for the Arizona based 'Ford' label, before they were re-recorded for Jamie! The 'Ford' version was recorded without a saxophone and without vocal overdubs!
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The Twang's The Thang - Duane Eddy Plays Songs Of Our Heritage (CD) Duane Eddy: The Twang's The Thang - Duane Eddy Plays Songs... Art-Nr.: BCD15807

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(1994/Bear Family) 23 tracks (57:04) with 24 page booklet. Rare first issue with 15x22 cm poster (folded) - Two more original Jamie LPs, lovingly remastered from the original tapes. Titles include Cripple Creek, Song Of John Henry,...
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Dance With The Guitar Man - Twangin' Up A Storm (CD) Duane Eddy: Dance With The Guitar Man - Twangin' Up A Storm... Art-Nr.: CDBGO776

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(2008/BGO) 24 tracks - Two 1963 original albums on one CD!
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Boss Guitar (CD) Duane Eddy: Boss Guitar (CD) Art-Nr.: CD51198

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​(1997/BMG) 26 tracks - RCA recordings
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Plays Songs Of Our Heritage Duane Eddy: Plays Songs Of Our Heritage Art-Nr.: LPOL5245

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(1983/Outline) 11 tracks - Reproduction of the 1960 Jamie album! Originally sealed!
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Duane Eddy & The Rebelettes - Rest Of The Best (CD) Duane Eddy: Duane Eddy & The Rebelettes - Rest Of The Best... Art-Nr.: CDGP49096

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(1994/GOLD PICKS) 26 tracks - stereo
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Best Of RCA Years (CD) Duane Eddy: Best Of RCA Years (CD) Art-Nr.: CD2112701

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​(1993/BMG) 20 tracks 1962-1964, #3-12 taken from the original 7'' mono master tapes.Top Sound. (Bear Family Records) 
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Twistin' N' Twanging' (Ltd. Edt 180g Vinyl) Duane Eddy: Twistin' N' Twanging' (Ltd. Edt 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LP772055

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(2014/Wax Time) 14 tracks. Reissue of his classic RCA Victor Twist album plus 2 Bonus tracks. Limited edition audiophile. DMM mastering. 180 gram virgin vinyl, including a free MP3 music Downloads.
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Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel (1958) Limited Edition (180g) Duane Eddy: Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel (1958) Limited... Art-Nr.: LP771975

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(2014/Wax Time) 14 tracks, includes free mp3 download and bonustracks
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Rockestra Theme (12' Maxi) Duane Eddy: Rockestra Theme (12' Maxi) Art-Nr.: LP12CL463

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(1987/Capitol) 3 tracks, Extended Version
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Road Trip (2011) Gatefold - Klappcover (LP & CD) Duane Eddy: Road Trip (2011) Gatefold - Klappcover (LP & CD) Art-Nr.: LP280471

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(2011/MAD MONKEY) 11 tracks (CD&LP) Gatefold/Klappcover.
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Duane Eddy (1987)...plus Duane Eddy: Duane Eddy (1987)...plus Art-Nr.: CDBGO1041

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(2012/BGO) 12 tracks (54:09) slipcase packaging with 12 page booklet. Feat.Ry Cooder, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, James Burton a.o.
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Duane Eddy - Rocks Duane Eddy: Duane Eddy - Rocks Art-Nr.: BCD17249

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1-CD Digipak with 56-page booklet, 32 tracks. Playing time: 72:12. The instantly identifiable 'King of Rock 'n' Roll Guitarists' with all Duane Eddy big hits and the other potent rockin' tracks which influenced generations of guitar...
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Road Trip (CD) Duane Eddy: Road Trip (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMM280472

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(2011/MAD MONKEY/EMI) 11 tracks (40:03) recorded at Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield GB.
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Songs Of Our Heritage (1960)...plus Duane Eddy: Songs Of Our Heritage (1960)...plus Art-Nr.: CD3930899

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CD on MAGIC RECORDS by Duane Eddy - Songs Of Our Heritage (1960)...plus
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The Rockin' Guitar Man 1955-1960 (2-CD) Duane Eddy: The Rockin' Guitar Man 1955-1960 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSCCD2430

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(2011/SMITH) 61 tracks
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Especially For You - Duane Eddy, His 'Twangy' Guitar & The Rebels (CD) Duane Eddy & The Rebels: Especially For You - Duane Eddy, His 'Twangy'... Art-Nr.: CD3930890

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(2010/MAGIC) 20 tracks 1959 - 24bit mastering
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Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel...plus Duane Eddy: Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel...plus Art-Nr.: CD3930883

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(2010/MAGIC) 15 tracks 1958/59
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Twangy Guitar Silky Strings...plus Duane Eddy: Twangy Guitar Silky Strings...plus Art-Nr.: CD3930867

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(2010/MAGIC) 13 tracks 1962 - 96K/24bit mastering
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The Guitar Man (Re-Mixes) Duane Eddy: The Guitar Man (Re-Mixes) Art-Nr.: CD192018

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(2005/ALLEGRO) 10 tracks
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Cannonball - Ramrod 7inch, 45rpm Duane Eddy: Cannonball - Ramrod 7inch, 45rpm Art-Nr.: J905

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