Skip to comments.MISERLOU - DICK DALE AND THE DELTONES (music 5 min)
Posted on 05/24/2014 7:39:25 PM PDT by virgil283
"Dale soon began appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show where he played his signature single "Misirlou". He later stated, "I still remember the first night we played it. I changed the tempo, and just started cranking on that mother. And...it was eerie. The people came rising up off the floor, and they were chanting and stomping...."
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Leo Fender kept giving Dale amps and Dale kept blowing them up! Till one night Leo and his right hand man Freddy T. (Freddie Tavares) went down to the Rendezvous Ballroom on the Balboa Peninsula in Balboa, California and stood in the middle of four thousand screaming and dancing Dick Dale fans, and said to Freddy, I now know what Dick Dale is trying to tell me. They went to JBLJames B. Lansing loudspeaker company and explained that they wanted a fifteen inch loudspeaker built to their specifications. The unit became famous as the 15" JBL D130F model. It made the complete package for Dale to play through and was named the Single Showman Amp. When Dale plugged his Fender Stratocaster guitar into the new Showman Amp and loudspeaker cabinet, Dale became the first person on earth to jump from the volume scale of a modest quiet guitar player (on a scale of 4) to blasting up through the volume scale to TEN! [wiki]
Thanks for that piece of info.
Actually just listened to that on Pandora, I have Dale a bunch of other great guitar groups like The Shadows, Ventures, Los Straightjackets, Duane Eddy, Junior Brown, lots of great music, but Dick Dale is THE KING!
"Misirlou"--Tetos Demetriades (1927)
I saw Dick Dale in person on several occasions. He used to play around Southern California in hte 1970’s.
And how can you not love a group that played in wrestling masks!
Audio only on a youtube link. Don't get the spanish, but it's the only clean version on youtube i could find.
Dale really wales on this. Glen Campbell - In My Arms
Thanks, thats much better.,.,.,.,Great song.,.,.,.,.,.,-
1963riverside armory. Great dance
My wife and I saw that movie on Easter Morning when it came out...we had to burn a few hours before going over to her parents for Easter Brunch, so we went to see Pulp Fiction. Had no idea what the movie was or what it was about...it started at the right time and went for the right duration.
We walked out after, looked at each other and nearly simultaneously said: “We’re going to Hell for sure after seeing that movie this morning!
Funny thing was, when the movie started out with that song, I very nearly went up to the manager and told him they had the sound up too high in that theater. Hah...it was just that song...:)
That movie now owns that song for an entire generation...or two.
Left handed and had the strings on his guitar reversed if I recall correctly.
Thanx, I’ve just spent 3 hours roaming around in the You Tube music labyrinth. :-) Lots of stuff I’ve not heard in many years.
Dick Dale’s original made people say that it was THE surf tune that gave the listener the experience of how brutal surfing can be. Vince however managed to turn it into the feeling of a cruise along the riviera. I tip my hat off to Vince for turning that tune around in the way he did.
Hear Vince Guaraldi’s jazz trio version from the 60’s Trident Lounge in Sausalito CA
Here is Dick Dale in a Live TV performance of ‘Misirlou’.
Check out the band memebers, and tell me that you see an Al Franken clone, there!
Creator of one of the most famous guitar riffs ever. The opening of “Pipeline”
Wasn’t he a regular at the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach? That’s where I seem to remember him more than the Rendezvous.
Senior in HS in 1962. Better times I can not imagine.
I think he was Lebanese and so the ME sound to the music.
Looks like Kasey Kasim has been found there at the end too...
That’s exactly what happens to me when someone starts on of these threads.
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