Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

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Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by stevejamsecono » Sat Mar 02, 2024 7:42 am

Hey Gang,

Looking to expand my collection of stuff from the 50s. I'm already into a lot of the classics (Elvis, Eddie Cochrane, Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Wanda Jackson, Everlys, etc.), but looking for some more. Especially interested in stuff that leans into the twangy and echoey or the sort of doomy-sounding pop of the era. I'm thinking I need some Duane Eddy and some Dion at least.

Any recs on good albums or comps to check out?
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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:32 am

I’m not sure this is all 50’s, but…

There’s the whole Phil Spector thing. Lots of pathos in many of those songs.

Link Wray and Roy Orbison of course.

I really like eerie doo wop stuff like The Flamingos’ “I Only Have Eyes For You”.

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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by Nudger » Sat Mar 02, 2024 10:49 am

Johnny kid stuff but I think 1960 was his year..
https://youtu.be/G8C-q4xvlFg?list=OLAK5 ... zMaANajKB0

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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:16 pm

Oh, and I love The Shadows.

Cliff Richards I could take or leave though.

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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by invisible man » Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:01 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:16 pm
Oh, and I love The Shadows.

Cliff Richards I could take or leave though.
Shadows bassist Jet Harris has some solo material that would fit the bill
https://soundcloud.com/billy-gashade

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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by MechaBulletBill » Sat Mar 02, 2024 4:27 pm

plenty of wacky joe meek stuff from early sixties.

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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by ludobag1 » Sun Mar 03, 2024 3:42 am

in this style you have the rapiers there are from 90 but a great band for 60 tones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzPP7Nxuku4

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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by GreenKnee » Sun Mar 03, 2024 5:32 am

https://youtu.be/5gJg7_FgVTI?si=u6HSkLEuxmW6wnos


That fits what you're after perfectly.

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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:09 am

Have you ever heard of Johnny „Guitar“ Watson ?
Here is Space Guitar, from 1954.

So ahead of his time!

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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by GreenKnee » Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:19 am

MayTheFuzzBeWithYou wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:09 am
Have you ever heard of Johnny „Guitar“ Watson ?
Here is Space Guitar, from 1954.

So ahead of his time!
Great taste, literally the same link I posted :D

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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:43 am

GreenKnee wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:19 am
MayTheFuzzBeWithYou wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:09 am
Have you ever heard of Johnny „Guitar“ Watson ?
Here is Space Guitar, from 1954.

So ahead of his time!
Great taste, literally the same link I posted :D
😅
Great minds think alike.

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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by Sweetfinger » Mon Mar 04, 2024 6:29 pm

I'm sure you have all kinds of Link Wray.
Rockabilly stuff like Glen Glenn?
There's Jody Williams: "Lucky Lou"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4AzsKdmFeI
Some Pete Drake?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQVQ5s8qvEw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGBQIYaWIIU
Some Hank?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RC_ZWU18Jg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UJ0SSHlarc
John Lee Hooker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7WxBLtGMcc
Do not listen to this while driving alone in a car on a rainy dark night:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ics41WtssVc
Lonesome Sundown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qi-cOLUuN8
The King!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCEOeJO7d1c

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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by tequila_in_teacups » Mon Mar 04, 2024 11:46 pm

Sammy Salvo – A Mushroom Cloud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTstk36-3Ak

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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by windmill » Tue Mar 05, 2024 2:43 am

Maybe you are looking for Hasil Adkins

Hasil Adkins - Out to Hunch

And there is this one

Robert Mitchum - Thunder Road

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Re: Recommendations for twangy, echoey, 50s music?

Post by Axolotl » Tue Mar 05, 2024 7:07 am

Subscribed, so I don't forget to come back to this thread and listen to all this amazing music. Thanks guys.

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