Saturday, February 20, 2016

Record #0630: Some Kind-a Earthquake / First Love, First Tears – DUANE EDDY AND THE REBELS

Jamie 1130 (original) USA, Sep. 1959
Music bySide ADuane Eddy, Lee Hazlewood; Side B – Eddy, Hazlewood
Musicians: Duane Eddy (lead guitar),Vivian "Corki" Casey (guitar), Donnie Owens (guitar), Tyler Wheeler (bass guitar), Alvin Simmons (upright bass), Michael Bermani (drums), Al Casey (piano), Plas Johnson (sax on side A), unknown strings and choir on side B
Recording sessions: Produced by Lee Hazlewood and Lester Still at Audio Recorders, Phoenix, AZ, Mar. 19. (Side A) and Mar. 16. (Side B); Plas Johnson's sax overdubbed to side A at United Recorders, Hollywood, CA, Aug. 27, 1959
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #37, UK #12; Side B - US #59

Both tracks were also included on Eddy's 1960 album "$1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang" , which reached #18 on UK Albums chart.

With the length of just 1 minute and 17 seconds, "Some Kinda Earthquake" is the shortest song that has ever reached Billboard's Top 40.

List price:  Very Good+ is $10, Near Mint is $20; stereo pressings are $25 and $50 correspondingly.

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