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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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: 089353315320
  • Catalog Number: 3153
  • Sales rank: 104,215

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wild Wild Mustang (1:51)
  2. 2 The Victor (3:14)
  3. 3 Mag Wheels (1:52)
  4. 4 Mr. Eliminator (2:00)
  5. 5 Blond In the 406 (1:56)
  6. 6 Surf Buggy (2:06)
  7. 7 Taco Wagon (2:07)
  8. 8 Nitro Fuel (2:00)
  9. 9 The Scavenger (1:52)
  10. 10 Firing Up (2:35)
  11. 11 Hot Rod Racer (2:18)
  12. 12 426 Super Stock (1:51)
  13. 13 Big Black Cad (1:38)
  14. 14 Ho-Dad Machine (2:05)
  15. 15 50 Miles To Go (2:14)
  16. 16 My X-Ke (1:50)
  17. 17 Hot Rod Alley (2:11)
  18. 18 Flashing Eyes (1:45)
  19. 19 Night Rider (1:46)
  20. 20 The Lonesome Road (3:15)
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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
The 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
Bob Fisher Mastering
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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