Surf and Rockabilly guitarist, Jody Reynolds was probably best known for his fantastic track, Endless Sleep, (very much later covered by Billy Idol!….Random fact alert!!).
Raised in the small town of Shady Grove, Oklahoma, Reynolds started playing guitar at the age of 14, his music was primarily inspired by Western Swing and artist such as Bob Wills, Hank Thompson and Eddy Arnold. In the mid 1950’s after hearing the delights of Elvis, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison, he began playing rockabilly and, so influenced by Elvis, he even based Endless Sleep on Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel!
Released as a B-side in 1959, Tarantula is a sizzling, ‘surfabilly’ instrumental..and something that wouldn’t be at all out of place in a Quentin Tarantino film! Go listen above!
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