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Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-05-2017 at 13:17:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Vintage American Bandstand w/Duane Eddy and Tractors
  • An early episode of American bandstand hosted by the late Dick Clark featuring the great 'twang' guitarist Duane Eddy. This one titled "Forty Miles of Bad Roads", an instrumental with Duane on his signature GRETSCH CHET ATKINS model electric guitar. Chances are about 100% good that though staged outside in a parking lot so they could use the tractors, if you look closely, the guitar and bass are not plugged into any amplifiers so I'd say they are lip-syncing which was done almost exclusively back then on all those shows. Check out the drummer only using a floor tom-tom too. Duane is 79 years old and one of the few remaining rock icons from the 50's and one of my idols.

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    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-06-2017 at 17:25:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Gene & Eddie -Stray Cats Tribute
  • ...and then this tribute to the other 50's twang guitarists, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, from a Letterman show with musical guest Stray Cats. Twang guitarist student Brian Setzer put this excellent tribute piece together featuring lines and licks from the other 50's rock guitar pioneers called "We're Gonna Rock with Gene & Eddie". the Bigsby on that Gretsch...

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    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-09-2017 at 05:01:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • ...and then there's the King Of Surf Guitar -Dick Dale
  • We can't forget this guy...Dick Dale, the king of surf guitar. He plays (still today) a left handed Fender Stratocaster and is indirectly credited with inventing the reverb sound. He would record in a huge pipe to get that natural effect. Here he is from the old Ed Sullivan show in 1963. I couldn't find my favorite U-TOOB video " Let's Go Surfin' ", the original anyway, so this next best.

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    Larry (TX)    Posted 04-07-2017 at 20:12:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Gene & Eddie -Stray Cats Tribute
  • Think it was back in '57 or so when Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps (yep, the entire band wore blue tam style caps) came out with "Be-Bop-a-Lula", and to us teens of that era, he was actually more popular than Elvis, who'd emerged in '55 and '56. Carl Perkins came out about then with "Blue Suede Shoes", and he too, along with Little Richard, Chuck Berry and a slew of doo-wop singers are what we listened to. We learned to jitter-bug (and bop) listening to "Raunchy" by another instrumentalist of that time, Bill Justice.

    Thanks for sharing Tim!

    Dean    Posted 04-06-2017 at 13:18:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Vintage American Bandstand w/Duane Eddy and Tractors
  • Though not a guitar player, Duane Eddy was obviously picking those big strings and I liked that. His music was high on my favorites list back in the day.

    Thanks for posting.


    Bruce(OR)    Posted 04-05-2017 at 13:22:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Vintage American Bandstand w/Duane Eddy and Tractors
  • You mean that there thing ain't a "...Dirt scooper... ??

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