Dick Dale (g/vo)
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Dick Dale (Richard Anthony Monsour) born i Boston, Mass. on May 4, 1937, is a Lebanese American surf rock guitarist, known as The King of the Surf Guitar. He pioneered the surf music style, in 1961, drawing on Eastern musical scales and experimenting with reverberation. The "breakneck speed of his single-note staccato picking technique" as well as his showmanship with the guitar is considered a precursor to heavy metal music, influencing guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.
|Recording info:||Jessie Pearl/St. Louis Blues was Dick Daleīs third single, recorded before the release of Letīs go trippinī, which launched the Surf music in 1961.|
|Original release:||45 rpm, c/w Jessie Pearl||Label:||Deltone 45-5014 (1960)|
|This release:||2CD: Surf Beat||Label:||NOT 2CD 474|
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