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Dan Hicks : How can we miss You if you don’t go away


       Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks

I was sadden recently at the news that yet another one my musical influences has passed away.  “Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks”  was a very original group fronted by Hicks in the 70’s.  The group’s melding of ’40’s swing, jazzy instrumentation and somewhat comic, tongue-in-cheek compositions and performances was not lost on me and others…. Continue reading Dan Hicks : How can we miss You if you don’t go away

Les Paul’s country cousin Chet

A young Chet Atkins performing Sandman from a TV show circa 1954.   Guitar buddies to the end.  In the mid 70’s the guitar greats collaborated on the Grammy Award winning, RCA recording, Chester and Lester.  You can hear the use of the tape deck generated slap back echo which Les was very fond of using and instrumental in developing.  No doubt in my mind that the two guitarists learned a trick or two from one another. Pretty cool……….