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Greatest Hits 1961 - 1976

February 12, 1996 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 12, 1996
  • Release Date: February 12, 1996
  • Label: GNP Crescendo
  • Copyright: (c) 1992 GNP Crescendo Record Co., Inc.
  • Total Length: 56:53
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B000QZTMSA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,401 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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67 of 70 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 5, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD for the songs from Dick's "Checkered flag" album, his 1964 Capitol recording, that are not on some of the other Dick Dale compilations. There are a lot of great songs on this album, but I want to warn people that some of the songs on this CD are not the originals (Misirlou, The Victor, Surf Beat, Mr. Peppermint Man, The Wedge, Let's Go Trippin', King Of The Surf Guitar), but are re-recordings from the GNP Crescendo sessions produced by Jim Pewter in 1975. These re-recordings are OK, but they do not have the energy that the originals found on other compilations have. Jim Pewter himself wrote "Those Memories Of You" and this is probably the worst song on the CD. There are also some songs with vocals, mostly from the "Checkered flag" album. One of the songs recorded at the GNP Crescendo sessions, "Peter Gunn," is really good.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mike Sambuco on November 7, 2001
Format: Audio CD
When I purchased this as my first Dick Dale Album, I was unaware that a third of it had vocals, since my only exposure had been his instrumentals. Most of the vocal tracks did not thrill me, but I did find that his cover of "Sloop John B" and "Those Memories of You" grew on me after a couple listens. After hearing "Get Back the Feeling," I had to wonder if Meat Loaf grew up listening to Dick Dale, since the style sounded very familiar. The showcase "King of the Surf Guitar" is an aptly-named tribute to the only monarch crowned by the popular vote of his following. If you're a racing fan, the other vocal tracks may appeal to you.
The majority of the album is the instrumentals for which he's best known: mostly smokin' double-picked guitar tracks as I expected.....that made up for my initial disappointment. "Surf Buggy," "Surf Beat," "Del-Tone Rock" and particularly "Peter Gunn" are stand-outs that I enjoyed. On "Surfing Drums," I discovered that Dick is multifaceted, proving his percussive talent in an extended drum solo. "The Victor" is a really catchy tune that really shows heavy Middle Eastern influence like "Misirlou." (Seems like it would have been a perfect fit in the soundtrack to the movie "The Three Kings.") His classic, "The Wedge," has a much more subtle Mid-Eastern feel, and like usual, the original played by the Master blows away the covers I've heard done by most others. Since I already had his famous "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" on the Rhino Records Rock Instrumental Classics Vol.5 SURF compilation (a must-have! wink-wink,nudge-nudge-) I was happy that the versions recorded here are different.
Hearing this almost made me wish I'd grown up in LA and was 15 years older....almost. :-)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By COMPUTERJAZZMAN on October 26, 2006
Format: Audio CD
this CD features early Dick Dale recordings, and some that were re-recorded later on (in the 70's). While some of the songs featuring Dick singing may be a bit weak, the guitar playing is truly amazing, especially considering when they were recorded. If you like surf music, then you have to get this CD. BTW, the later albums Dick recorded are even BETTER! I had the privelege of seeing him perform a few times and he is at his best in a live venue. See him if you can.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mike Sambuco on November 7, 2001
Format: Audio CD
When I purchased this as my first Dick Dale Album, I was unaware that a third of it had vocals, since my only exposure had been his instrumentals. Most of the vocal tracks did not thrill me, but I did find that his cover of "Sloop John B" and "Those Memories of You" grew on me after a couple listens. After hearing "Get Back the Feeling," I had to wonder if Meat Loaf grew up listening to Dick Dale, since the style sounded very familiar. The showcase "King of the Surf Guitar" is an aptly-named tribute to the only monarch crowned by the popular vote of his following. If you're a racing fan, the other vocal tracks may appeal to you.
The majority of the album is the instrumentals for which he's best known: mostly smokin' double-picked guitar tracks as I expected.....that made up for my initial disappointment. "Surf Buggy," "Surf Beat," "Del-Tone Rock" and particularly "Peter Gunn" are stand-outs that I enjoyed. On "Surfing Drums," I discovered that Dick is multifaceted, proving his percussive talent in an extended drum solo. "The Victor" is a really catchy tune that really shows heavy Middle Eastern influence like "Misirlou." (Seems like it would have been a perfect fit in the soundtrack to the movie "The Three Kings.") His classic, "The Wedge," has a much more subtle Mid-Eastern feel, and like usual, the original played by the Master blows away the covers I've heard done by most others. Since I already had his famous "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" on the Rhino Records Rock Instrumental Classics Vol.5 SURF compilation (a must-have! wink-wink,nudge-nudge-) I was happy that the versions recorded here are different.
Hearing this almost made me wish I'd grown up in LA and was 15 years older....almost. :-)
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Here you will find a collection of some the best classic Dick Dale surf tunes. One of the first surf music bands of southern Califirnia. If you love old school surf music, you should like this one. I saw him this last summer (2010) perform at Solana Beach, Ca. Still whaling and picking faster than anyone I know.
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