Hot Dawg

Hot Dawg

by David GrismanDavid Grisman


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It's no wonder that mandolinist David Grisman came up with the name "Dawg Music" to describe his style of playing, which draws from bluegrass, jazz, and many other forms of music. This 1978 recording has long been a favorite of Grisman's fans, as all of the compositions and performances have stood the test of time. Grisman's lively "Dawg's Bull" and guitarist Tony Rice's upbeat "Devlin'" set a high standard at the opening of the album, yet the remaining tracks continue to meet the high watermark of the first two songs. In addition to Rice's presence throughout the recording, Grisman utilizes five different bassists (only one song, "Dawgology," features two of them together), violinist Darol Anger, mandolinist Mike Marshall, and on two selections, the jazz violin master Stéphane Grappelli.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Fontana A&M
UPC: 0075021329225
catalogNumber: 213292

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Grisman   Primary Artist,Mandolin,Vocals
Tony Rice   Guitar,Violin,Vocals
Darol Anger   Mandolin,Violin,Vocals,Violectra
Eddie Gomez   Bass
Stéphane Grappelli   Violin,Vocals
Todd Phillips   Bass,Mandolin
Bill Amatneek   Bass
Leonard Lasher   Bass
Mike Marshall   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Rhythm Mandolin
Buell Neidlinger   Bass

Technical Credits

David Grisman   Producer
Bob Shumaker   Engineer
Bill Wolf   Engineer
Roland Young   Art Direction
Brian Davis   Illustrations

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Hot Dawg 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Wallacabayka More than 1 year ago
Grisman's signature "Dawg" music is some of the most creative and original music I've ever come across, and This album is no exception. Now HERE is an all-star cast of musicians who blend wonderfully together. Each song is carefully laid out to brightly paint the melody while squeezing amazing solos out of each player - though it flows so naturally one could hardly call it 'squeezing'. I had fun trying to figure out if it was Jazz or bluegrass. It's probably both - and thats's a good thing. This is an excellent mixture of songs - covers and originals - that can be enjoyed anytime/anywhere. You won't regret buying it. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
David Grisman has been the leading exponent of acoustic music for a lot of years and his is a musical genius that is to be admired. This album represents the sound of the early D.G. Quintet. The music sounds like anything alse at that time. All the musicians on this CD did a great job. I would highlight Tony Rice's guitar and Darol Anger's violin. The legendary Stephane Grapelli provides some real hot playing on two of the tunes. So, what can I add to that? Great record that any music lover should listen to.