Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by crmartin, Mar 17, 2019.
R. I. P.
The father of the surf guitar.
RIP Mr Dale. Godspeed and hoping for peace for all who love you.
The video is terrifying. Stevie Ray Vaughn stranded on Gilligan's Island...
A true guitar hero. Not a big surprise to fans following his condition over the last few years.
I probably learned of his music from this movie (or maybe my mom played it in the car as a child?):
So sorry to hear this. I saw him play several years ago and was able to talk to him for a little bit after the show. Really great guy and a monster player.
Fair well To a Real Rocker
A giant has left us. He was a great friend of Leo Fender, Elvis, Col. Parker, and so many more. Every single time I watch him play, I am blown away. Plays lefty, strung righty, WHAT???? How did he do that and do it so awesomely well?????
Long Vid here, but just a few sample of how complex his playing was. From 6 of 2018 via YouTube Rest in Peace, Dick and thanks for all those surfin licks.
Sad news. His amp needs drove Fender to develop the BF amps so he has directly and indirectly influenced a tremendous number of musicians.
I saw 5 of his shows over the years. A terrible loss.
He was one tough mother and a great guitarist!
He once said he wanted to die on stage in an explosion of body parts. RIP
R.I.P Mr. Dale
Monster player is right.
LOVE a lot of surf stuff.
Wow that upsidedown string thing is amazing, never heard anyone doing that
Albert King did same I believe.
So sad. He was a local boy, born in Boston (Medford I think) and grew up in Quincy, MA. Funny that the King of Surf Guitar was from the east coast. Saw him live once downstairs at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA. Fantastic show though I wondered why his reverb tank was suspended from the ceiling by chains... then he started playing. OMG, it was so loud. Figure the tank was up off the stage to keep it from vibrating.
I play Misirlou with my band and while I could never do his version justice, I hope it helps to keep his name out there for future generations.
Surf on Dick!
Playing a right handed guitar turned around lefty is most frequently called "Cotten Picking" because of singer songwriter Elizabeth Cotten
who was discovered working as a housekeeper for one of the famous Seeger family. She had a unique finger style of playing all her own.
She claimed to have learned that way because, as a child, the only guitar she had access to was her brother's and she figured he would
kill her if she turned the strings over on his guitar! She lived from the 1890's til the 1980's and was quite popular during the the folk boom
of the late 1950's & early 1960's. The most famous song she wrote was "Freight Train."
Here she is with a young Pete Seeger....
Doyle Bramhall II plays the same way. Lefty, strung righty. Being a lefty my own self, i can't even imagine playing that way. It almost seems like an impossible task. The famous guys who do/did it, are all seriously amazing players. Someone mentioned Albert King. Every time I watch him play, I'm blown away. Not only by his guitar configuration, buy his picking style is the most different I've ever seen in my life.
@Mickey, thanks for that knowledge. I'd never heard of that until you brought it to light.
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