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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)
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