Tuesday, October 05, 2010

No twang on Jools' show

Duane Eddy's twangy guitar hit Later with Jools Holland tonight - but he didn't play it. Instead we got a short interview and a plug for his UK tour, plus a clip from a TV show in 1986 when he played Peter Gunn. Apparently he will play on the show on Friday. Sadly I missed him at the Festival Hall the other night so it's nearly 20 years since I last saw Duane - at Wembley Arena alongside Jerry Lee, Little Richard, Lloyd Price, Johnny Preston and Little Eva. Eddy's guitar was one of the signature sounds of my youth and, although it got rather samey after a bit, at his best he was truly one of the greats, thanks to Lee Hazlewood and Al Casey of course.

Despite the lack of twang, it was good to see some variety on Jools' show. There was Cee Lo Green, doing a sanitised version of his latest record 'Fuck You' and a soul ballad called 'Right on Time' (I think). Apparently he was part of Gnarls Barkley and is a big name in neo-soul circles. Good voice, and he certainly looked the part in his pink suit. Also on the show was the rather boring Steve Miller Band, the musical brother of Ed and David, according to Jools, who finished the show with 'The Joker'.


At 2:23 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know that Duane Eddy and Lee Hazlewood created those fantastic instrumentals together, they were a great partnership. Duane has always given Lee huge credit for his innovations with sound in the studio. Lee gave Duane the credit for developing a unique guitar style.
So let's just leave it to the two guys who gave us these brilliant records, Duane and Lee. No one else.


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