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  1. Dick Dale & His Deltones - Greatest Hits 1961-1976
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  2. Dick Dale & His Deltones - Greatest Hits 1961-1976

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    Customer Ratings (16 reviews)
    Price R426.00

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Nobody has ever played surf guitar like Dick Dale and nobody ever will. Includes Let's Go Trippin'; the Scavenger; Misirlou; Night Rider; King of the Surf Guitar; Death of a Gremmie; the Wedge, and more. 21 tracks!

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Dick Dale and his Del-Tones
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Audio CD
GNP Crescendo Records
GNP Crescendo Records
GNP Crescendo Records
GNP Crescendo Records
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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.
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... Read more
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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