Especially for You - 180 Gram + 2 Bonus Tracks
ROCK AND ROLL
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INCLUDES FREE MP3 ALBUM DOWNLOAD Plus 2 BONUS TRACKS
This quintessential LP release includes Duane Eddy’s sensational second album, Especially for You, originally issued by the Jamie label in 1959, and long unavailable on vinyl. Its dozen tracks showcase a dizzy array of Eddy’s instrumental styles. (Eddy’s unique sound here was partly due tohis choice of very heavy-gauge guitar strings, and partly to the legendary $200 grain silo that Lee Hazlewood used as echo chamber on the LP’s sessions.) The album contained just one hit, “Yep!” although “Peter Gunn” would enter the Top 40 when it was issued later in 1960.
Unlike his debut LP, it was not built around singles with a few songs to stretch it to album length. All of the songs on this second album were recorded within a single week (with the exception of the aforementioned “Yep!”). At a time when virtually all rock & roll LPs were hasty, knocked-together works, Eddymade a conscious effort to vary the program. There were slow blues (“Only Child”), pop standards (Rodgers & Hart’s “Lover”), a rather long jazzy workout (“Quiniela”), original material in the mold of his hits, sax-driven R&B and poppy stuff with strings and wordless female backup vocals that sounded like themes for B-movie westerns (“Along the Navajo Trail”).
In addition to the original masterpiece, this WaxTime collector’s item includes bonus tracks from the same period: “Kommotion” and the rocking “Some Kinda Earthquake.”
DUANE EDDY, lead guitar on all tracks, plus:
Corkey Casey (rhythm guitar), Buddy Wheeler (electric bass),
Jimmy Simmons (upright bass), Al Casey (piano), Mike Bermani (drums),
Plas Johnson, Steve Douglas (overdubbed saxophone),
and probably The Sharps (overdubbed backing vocals).
Recorded at Audio Recorders, Phoenix, Arizona, between March 13 and March 24, 1959.
* BONUS TRACKS:
Corkey Casey, Don Owens (rhythm guitar), Al Casey (bass), Larry Knechtel (piano), Jimmy Troxel (drums), Jim Horn (saxophone, flute) Freman Singers (backing vocals). Recorded in Hollywood, California, and Audio Recorders, Phoenix, Arizona, late 1959 and early 1960.
01 PETER GUNN
02 ONLY CHILD
06 ALONG THE NAVAJO TRAIL
07 KOMMOTION (*)
01 JUST BECAUSE
03 TROUBLE IN MIND
04 TUXEDO JUNCTION
05 HARD TIMES
06 ALONG CAME LINDA
07 SOME KINDA EARTHQUAKE (*)
(*) BONUS TRACKS