By running his leads through the lower strings of his Gretsch guitar and making full use of the recently introduced tremolo bar, Duane Eddy
came up with a distinctive tone and style that was part ragged R&B and part early proto-surf in the late 1950s and early '60s, a combination that made him rock’s first instrumental star. This generous 24-track set contains his biggest hits from his 1958-1963 commercial peak, and it includes enduring instrumental classics like “Ramrod,” “Rebel Rouser,” “Cannonball,” “Forty Miles of Bad Road,” and the title track, “Movin’ 'N' Groovin’,” which was Eddy’
s debut single. All the essentials are here, and since Eddy
used the same successful guitar tricks on everything he did, this set will no doubt be plenty for most listeners.