King of the Surf Guitar

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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 surf singles for the Deltone (a label started for Dale by his ...
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Editorial Reviews

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 surf singles for the Deltone (a label started for Dale by his father) and Capitol Records labels between 1962 and 1965, including the original singles for "Miserlou" (from 1962) and "Let's Go Trippin'" (from 1965), the tracks that, more than any others, established Dale's unique rumbling and exotic guitar style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Rockbeat Records
  • UPC: 089353309725
  • Catalog Number: 3097
  • Sales rank: 51,735

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Miserlou (2:15)
  2. 2 King of the Surf Guitar (2:05)
  3. 3 Let's Go Trippin' (2:12)
  4. 4 Surf Beat (3:00)
  5. 5 Summer Surf (2:38)
  6. 6 Shake N' Stomp (2:11)
  7. 7 Riders In the Sky (2:19)
  8. 8 Hava Nagila (2:06)
  9. 9 Secret Surfin' Spot (2:02)
  10. 10 The Wedge (2:00)
  11. 11 Tidal Wave (2:02)
  12. 12 Mr. Peppermint Man (2:24)
  13. 13 Surfing Drums (4:53)
  14. 14 Spanish Kiss (3:06)
  15. 15 Banzai Washout (2:17)
  16. 16 Jungle Fever (2:16)
  17. 17 A Run For Life (2:09)
  18. 18 Death of a Gremmie (2:46)
  19. 19 Surfin' Rebel (2:02)
  20. 20 Break Time (2:46)
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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
Drew Johnson Drums
Jackie Kelso Saxophone
Neil Levang Guitar
Jay Migliori Saxophone
Art Munson Guitar
Earl Palmer Drums
Emil Richards Percussion
Barry Rillera Guitar, Saxophone
Jerry Stevens Drums
Gene Garf Keyboards
Gail Martin Trombone
Jack Lake Drums
Nick O'Malley Guitar
Rick Rillera Bass
Ray Samra Bass
Armon Frank Saxophone
Steve Douglas 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
Jom Horn Saxophone
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
Malcolm Wiseman Executive Producer
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