Ramrod (Duane Eddy song)

Single by Duane Eddy
from the album Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel
B-side"The Walker"
ReleasedAugust 1958
GenreRock and roll, rockabilly, instrumental rock
Songwriter(s)Al Casey
Producer(s)Lee Hazlewood, Lester Sill
Duane Eddy singles chronology

"Ramrod" is a song written by Al Casey and originally released as the A-side of a single released by the obscure Ford record label in Los Angeles in 1957, backed on its B-side by the Duke Ellington/Juan Tizol/Irving Mills song "Caravan". Al Casey actually plays lead guitar on both sides of this release, but the record was cred to "Duane Eddy and the Rock-A-Billies". The original recording of "Ramrod" was overdubbed on July 28, 1958 with Plas Johnson's saxophone and "rebel yells" were also added by the Sharps (later called The Rivingtons) for the song's second release on Jamie Records (Jamie 1109) in August 1958, now with the song "The Walker" on its B-side (written by Lee Hazlewood and Duane Eddy) and this release reached #17 on the R&B chart and #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958.[1] The song later also appeared on Duane Eddy's 1958 album, Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel.[2]

"Ramrod" was recorded at Audio Recorders recording studio in Phoenix, Arizona, and produced by Lee Hazlewood and Lester Sill.[3]

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  1. ^ Duane Eddy, "Ramrod" Chart Positions Retrieved April 26, 2014
  2. ^ Duane Eddy, Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel Retrieved April 26, 2014
  3. ^ Duane Eddy, "Ramrod" single release Retrieved April 26, 2014
  4. ^ The Challengers, Surfbeat Retrieved April 26, 2014