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  • Dan Hicks (2006)

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    Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks is truly an American original. Since the early 1960s, Hicks has deftly blended elements of Swing, Jazz, Folk and Country music to create the appealing sound he sometimes calls "Folk Jazz".

    The lyrics of his songs range from the simply sublime to the sublimely ridiculous, all presented with his uniquely skewed and inscrutable touch.

    Dan's irresistible sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid-back vocalizing, and infamous on-stage wit will make most who listen fans for life. He's a snappy dresser, too.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Lambert, Hendricks and Ross The Hottest New Group in Jazz Bijou (Columbia)
    # 2 Babs Gonzales 1947-1949 Lop-Pow (Classics)
    # 3 Duke Ellington featuring Betty Roché Ellington Uptown Take the "A" Train (Columbia)
    # 4 Django Reinhardt Quintette du Hot Club de France: 25 Classics 1934-1940 Honeysuckle Rose (ASV)
    # 5 Blossom Dearie My New Celebrity Is You (LP) My New Celebrity Is You (Daffodil)
    # 6 Dave Brubeck Dave Digs Disney Some Day My Prince Will Come (Columbia)
    # 7 Benny Goodman Benny Goodman Trio and Quartet: Avalon—The Small Bands, Vol. 2 (1937-1939) Avalon (Bluebird)
    # 8 Helen Humes Swinging with Humes I'm Confessin' (OJC)
             
    Book Mezz Mezrow with Bernard Wolfe, "Really the Blues"
             
    Luxury Item A guitar, and "a portable DVD player that plays all the movies I want"
    Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
    Alt 1 The Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet Meet the Jazztet Blues March (Chess)
    Castaways by date
    Chris Amberger
    23 Jun
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun