King of the Surf Guitar

King of the Surf Guitar

by Dick DaleDick 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 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2012
Label: Rockbeat Records
UPC: 0089353309725
catalogNumber: 3097
Rank: 112904

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
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
Voyle Gilmore   Producer
Hank Levine   Arranger
Jim Monsour   Producer
Alan Taylor   Liner Notes
Malcolm Wiseman   Executive Producer

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