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February 28, 2005: A little dance, a little swing, with Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, along with Ken Field.
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A chat with Ken Field.
Among Ken Field's many projects as a composer, saxophonist, flautist, and percussionist (The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble being his latest group), he's now involved in a dance project called "Under the Skin." Ken dropped by to talk about "Under the Skin" and play a few of the compositions he'd recorded for it. To end things up, Field also dug up a tape of his old band, Johnny & The Luncheonettes, playing a Dan Hicks number. These's more on Ken Field's many creations at his website.
|-"Under O" ["Under the Skin" Dance Project]|
|-"Road to Recluse" [Pictures of Motion]|
|-"Slit" ["Under the Skin" Dance Project]|
|-" " [Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - Year of the Snake]|
|-Johnny & the Luncheonettes (with Ken Field) - "The Walking One and Only" (Dan Hicks)|
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks perform live (Listen to this set: Real)
Live performance and interview with Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks (L to R: Linda Groves - vocals, percussion; Dan Hicks - vocals, commentary, guitar; Paul Smith - bass; Dave Bell - guitar; Richard Chon - violin, mandolin; [not pictured] Susan Rabin - vocals, percussion)
Dan Hicks has been making great music since the heyday of the San Francisco scene. "The walking one and only," as many folks are fond of calling him, has been crooning catchy tunes with just the right touch of dry wit and swing seemingly forever and a day. Mr. Hicks' shows are a must see, with the Hot Licks providing the perfect response to his musical calls, which range from the sweet to the purely absurd. Dan's latest disc on Surf Dog, "Selected Shorts," features collaborations with Willie Nelson, Van Dyke Parks and Jimmy Buffett. Dan Hicks is certainly a treasure in my eyes, and I was lucky enough to grab the gang for a performance and an interview with 'Dan the Man' during their stopover in NYC.
|-CD: "I'll See You in My Dreams"|
|-"I Feel Like Singing"|
|-"One More Cowboy"|
|-"That Ain't Right"|
--Interview with Dan Hicks
|Dan Hicks and The Acoustic Warriors||"Hell, I'd Go"||Shootin' Straight||On the Spot|
|Susan Rabin & The Sinners||"Ain't Misbehavin'" (w/Dan Hicks)||Stairway to Paradise|
|Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks||"Innocent Bystander"||Striking It Rich!||Blue Thumb|
|Paris Combo||"Ennemis Samois"||Motifs|
|Lambert, Hendricks and Ross||"Gimme That Wine"||Everybody's Boppin'||Columbia|
|Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart||"Flat Foot Floozy"||The Groove Juice Special||Columbia Legacy|
|Fats Waller & His Rhythm||"Old Grand Dad"||The Last Years||Bluebird/BMG|
|Django Reinhardt & The Quintet of the Hot Club of France||"Swing 42"||Djangology||RCA|
|Mississippi John Hurt||"Frankie"||VA: The Rose and The Briar||Columbia|
|Bob Brozman||"Vieux Kanyar Blues||Blues Reflex||(private release)|
|Geoff Muldaur||"Light Rain"||Password||Hightone Records|
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