Album of the Day
The Roaring Twangies
The film Bonnie & Clyde marked the crest of a wave of nostalgia for the decades preceding WWII, a wave that also brought us Duane Eddy's THE ROARING TWANGIES. The instrumentalist's second and final album for Reprise Records (after a series of hits for the Jamie label), the 1967 collection was produced by the great Lee Hazlewood and brings the spirit of the 1920s to life on such tracks as “Hello, Dolly,” “Bye Bye Blues” and single “Roarin'.” Aided by arrangements from the Wrecking Crew's Billy Strange, the performer's trademark twangy guitar work is strong throughout these dozen songs. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy was born on this day in 1938, and to wish him a happy birthday, we'll let THE ROARING TWANGIES roar once more.