Duane eddy - pepe / lost friend (amico perduto)

The composition was notably used as a substitute for Ol' Man River in the finale of the part-talkie 1929 film version of Edna Ferber's novel Show Boat . It was performed onscreen by Stepin Fetchit as the deckhand Joe. Fetchit's singing voice was supplied by bass-baritone Jules Bledsoe , who had played Joe in the original stage version of the musical . The Shilkret autobiography contains a brief account of the motivation for using the song in the film.

Born in Corning, New York , he began playing the guitar at the age of five. In 1951, his family moved to Tucson , and then to Coolidge, Arizona . [2] At the age of 16 he obtained a Chet Atkins model Gretsch guitar and formed a duo, Jimmy and Duane, with his friend Jimmy Delbridge (who later recorded as Jimmy Dell). [6] While performing at local radio station KCKY , they met disc jockey Lee Hazlewood, who produced the duo's single, "Soda Fountain Girl", recorded and released in 1955 in Phoenix . Hazlewood then produced Sanford Clark 's 1956 hit, "The Fool", featuring guitarist Al Casey , while Eddy and Delbridge performed and appeared on radio stations in Phoenix before joining Buddy Long's Western Melody Boys, playing country music in and around the city. [7] [8] [9]

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