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Original Recordings

Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Dec 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Floating World
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,910 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Canned Music
2. How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away
3. I Scare Myself
4. Shorty Takes A Dive
5. Evenin Breeze
6. Waitin for the 103
7. Shorty Falls In Love
8. Milk Shakin Mama
9. Slow Movin
10. It's Bad Grammar Baby
11. Jukies Ball

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DAN HICKS was a founder member of the legendary CHARLATANS,one of the early pioneering West Coast bands from the mid-sixties.Original Recordings was his first solo effort as well as the debut of his Hot Licks.They perform a refreshing blend of Jazz swing with Country and Western.Their understated performance style stood in stark contrast to the heavy and acid rock that were en vogue as the sixties became the seventies.Of the eleven original songs on this disc some would be reworked for their inclusion on future HOT LICKS releases.This is a vital reissue of HICK's catalogue and has been out of print for quite some time.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy It For 'I Scare Myself' Alone! 17 Dec 2013
By Og Oggilby VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks 'Original Recordings' was his 1969 debut album. It didn't sell, but the quality was there, most definitely. It was out of step with the times in which it was made - owing musically more to Western Swing and acoustic roots styles than psychedelic rock. Perhaps the best track is the original version of the lovely ballad, 'I Scare Myself', which was, strangely enough, covered by UK Techno Pop Boffin Thomas Dolby on his 'Flat Earth' album back in the mid-80s The Flat Earth. Dan's version takes the crown however. Although Hicks may have been a musical Man Out Of Time, this album now sounds paradoxically far fresher and vital than his more successful contemporaries. If you're looking for a musical gift for the sort of person who is difficult to buy for, then make it this album - it probably won't be around for long!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Original Recordings, Original Music 26 Nov 2013
By Janet Chandler - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
"Original Recordings" by Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks was the debut album for the group. Dan Hicks started the group after he left The Charlatans, a group he helped founded, in 1968. The liner notes to the CD "The Most Of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks" described The Charlatans as a group of "psychedelic Edwardian desperadoes". Dan Hicks was tired of the loud screaming vocals and was looking for something different, something a bit quieter. That lead Dan to create The Hot Licks. The Hot Licks was certainly different. A blended mixure of styles of music that makes it hard to place the group in any one certain catagory. That to me is what makes Dan and his Hot Licks so intriguing and one of my all time favorite groups. There is certainly some country to the music. But there is also a bit of jazz, a dash of rock, a suggestion of folk, a twist of Texas swing with a touch of humour thrown in the music to give it a little extra flavor. The title of this album lives up to being original recordings. It is like nothing you have heard before. The Hot Licks career together would be short lived. Only four albums would be made by them before Dan would break the group up because he was tired of being a leader of a group. But what four albums they were.

"Original Recordings" would be the only album they would release on the Epic label. (This particular release of this CD is an import, I believe from Japan but not 100% sure) After its release The Hot Licks would move over to Blue Thumb to record their last three records. Three of the songs on this album would later be re-recored once they started recording with Blue Thumb. "Shorty Falls In Love" would appear on The Hot Licks live performance album "Where's The Money", their first album with Blue Thumb. "Canned Music" and "I Scare Myself" would be re-recored and be included in "Striking It Rich" which is I think their best album (you can read my review on it on Amazon). As a note nine of the 11 songs on "Original Recordings" were remastered and rereleased along with 7 other never before released songs by the Hot Licks on "The Most Of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks" back around 2001. Due to damage to the master tapes the songs "Shorty Falls In Love" and "It's Bad Grammar, Baby" are not included on The Most Of album. "Original Recordings" can be a hard to find album and it can cost a pretty penny in some places. If you can come across a copy whether CD, cassette or LP I highly recommend getting it. Especially if you are looking for music that is very original and different and guaranteed to give you a good time.
5.0 out of 5 stars Original artist 6 Aug 2014
By Doug Thacker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Dan Hicks. Dan Hicks is one of the great, under-recognized - dare I say unsung - American songwriting geniuses of the twentieth century. And this album, along with the live performance "Where's the Money?", shows his work with his tight Hot Licks compatriots at its best. I only wish it were available as an MP3 download. Anyway, do yourself a favor and check out this American original.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 25 July 2014
By Kathy McIntyre - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Witty lyrics with Western swing. Timeless.
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