At the Drags

At the Drags

by Dick Dale
     
 

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It's hard to overestimate the talent and influence of Dick Dale. With the possible exception of Les Paul, no modern guitar player has done so much behind the scenes to create the sound and gear of contemporary electric guitar, from helping to develop the Showman amp and outboard reverb gear to his playing itself, which incorporated Middle…  See more details below

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It's hard to overestimate the talent and influence of Dick Dale. With the possible exception of Les Paul, no modern guitar player has done so much behind the scenes to create the sound and gear of contemporary electric guitar, from helping to develop the Showman amp and outboard reverb gear to his playing itself, which incorporated Middle Eastern scales over Chuck Berry-styled blues progressions in the late '50s and early '60s when such things were unheard of on electric guitar -- and he did all this by playing guitar left-handed, upside down, and backwards, and at massive volume. This set collects Dale's hot rod-themed singles for Capitol Records, all released originally in 1964 and 1965. Not as striking as Dale's surf singles from the same period, although he utilizes many of the same guitar tones and patterns, these tracks have more historical and archival value than anything else, and his fans should definitely seek this set out, although there's nothing here as powerful as Dale's surf hits "Miserlou" (from 1962) and "Let's Go Trippin'" (from 1965), the tracks that, more than any others, established his exotic rumbling, echoing, and slicing guitar style.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2012
Label:
Rockbeat Records
UPC:
0089353315320
catalogNumber:
3153
Rank:
95978

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dick Dale   Primary Artist,Guitar,Trumpet,Vocals
Glen Campbell   Guitar
Lincoln Mayorga   Piano
Leon Russell   Piano
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Jerry Cole   Guitar
James Burton   Guitar
Bruce Johnston   Keyboards
Blossoms   Background Vocals
Hal Blaine   Drums
Frank DeVito   Drums
Rene Hall   Guitar
Jim Horn   Saxophone
Drew Johnson   Drums
Jackie Kelso   Saxophone
Neil Levang   Guitar
Jay Migliori   Saxophone
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Art Munson   Guitar
Earl Palmer   Drums
Barry Rillera   Guitar,Saxophone
Jerry Stevens   Drums
Jack Lake   Drums
Nick O'Malley   Guitar
Rick Rillera   Bass
Ray Samra   Bass
Armon Frank   Saxophone
Ed Hall   Drums
Lee Farrell   Saxophone
Larry Gillette   Saxophone
Jerry Brown   Saxophone
Bryan Dietz   Bass
Risdon Gwartney   Saxophone
Bill Barber   Piano,Keyboards
George Dumas   Drums
Jerry Levinton   Bass
Fred McNut   Bass
Steve LaFever   Bass

Technical Credits

Dick Dale   Composer
Usher   Composer
James Austin   Cover Design
Dave Burke   Liner Notes
Jim Economides   Producer
Voyle Gilmore   Producer
Hank Levine   Arranger
Jim Monsour   Producer
Alan Taylor   Liner Notes
Barri   Composer
Paxton   Composer
Conners   Composer
Gorman   Composer
Malcolm Wiseman   Executive Producer

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