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Dixie Dregs #2982392
03/29/19 12:31 PM
03/29/19 12:31 PM
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Near Phoenix Az
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Talk about a world of talent and craftsmanship. Not a bad player in the bunch truthfully. Incredible craftsmanship, composition, arrangements and the playing from everyone is stellar. I discovered them with the album below, long after they broke up. I have been musically astounded by those guys ever since.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN5l6a11-zA


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Re: Dixie Dregs [Re: desertbluesman] #2982398
03/29/19 01:46 PM
03/29/19 01:46 PM
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Back when I was a fledgling guitar student, my teacher gave me a copy of Guitar Player with Frank Zappa on the cover, and a review of "Industry Standard". I went out and bought it on vinyl. While I was nowhere near playing any of it (still not, really), I enjoyed it, and dig it out from time to time. Indeed, superb musicians all around. Steve Morse became and remains one of my favorite guitarists.

While I've never seen the Dregs all together, I have seen Steve Morse live several times, including twice with Kansas; and once where Dregs keyboardist T Lavitz was his opener (yes, they did a few songs together).

Thanks for the reminder of what a great album this is.


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Re: Dixie Dregs [Re: Danzilla] #2982403
03/29/19 02:14 PM
03/29/19 02:14 PM
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Virginia
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Great stuff DBM

Re: Dixie Dregs [Re: DocPate] #2982433
03/29/19 05:44 PM
03/29/19 05:44 PM
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no longer lexington, Kenfunky,...
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Well, they're likely going out on tour again this year, Cats & Kitties.
No need to wait for the long-awaited Dregs Of The Dregs Tribute Band.

2 SHORTIES




1 LONG


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Re: Dixie Dregs [Re: d / halfnote] #2982490
03/30/19 08:38 AM
03/30/19 08:38 AM
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Lincoln Park, MI, UNITED STATE...
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Elsewhere I mentioned my "introduction" to The Dixie Dregs 40 or so years ago on a local public radio station, and with THIS "title" track....



Their 3rd LP.
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Re: Dixie Dregs [Re: whitefang] #2982540
03/30/19 06:56 PM
03/30/19 06:56 PM
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Near 12th Street and Vine...
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I heard that album first also. I was totally knocked out by them. Then somebody came up with Night Of The Living Dregs, and listening to it, I realized I was listening to the same album. The songs were different, but the same; a fast fusion rocker, a country chicken-pickin' tune, some neo-classical fooling around, etc and so on. It seemed to me they had reached the limit of their reach. They were all great players, much better than I'll ever be, but they needed something to shake 'em up.

But I still like the tunes on What If, particularly Take It Off The Top and Ice Cakes.


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Re: Dixie Dregs [Re: picker] #2982574
03/31/19 08:50 AM
03/31/19 08:50 AM
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What I didn't like was that 'round HERE, they never DID get"mainstream" FM radio play. I'd only hear 'em on public radio. At least up until WDET switched to an "all news" format in 2005. frown
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Re: Dixie Dregs [Re: whitefang] #2982667
03/31/19 10:22 PM
03/31/19 10:22 PM
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Ormond Beach, FL
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+1 on The Dregs and Steve Morse. I saw Steve with Deep Purple almost 5 years ago. The whole band was Smokin on the Water!


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Re: Dixie Dregs [Re: Delta] #2982704
04/01/19 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted By: Delta
+1 on The Dregs and Steve Morse. I saw Steve with Deep Purple almost 5 years ago. The whole band was Smokin on the Water!


OY! rolleyes

Just..."HUSH!" laugh wink
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