Sunday, February 7, 2016

HAPPY TRAILS DAN





                             

Daniel Ivan Hicks (December 9, 1941 – February 6, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter who combined cowboy folk, jazz, country, swing, bluegrass, pop, and gypsy music in his sound. He led Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. He is perhaps best known for the songs "I Scare Myself" and "Canned Music." His songs are frequently infused with humor, as evidenced by the title of his tune, "How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away?" 
Throughout his decades-long career, Dan Hicks stood as one of contemporary music's true eccentrics. While steeped in folk, his acoustic sound knew few musical boundaries, drawing on country, call-and-response vocals, jazz phrasing, and no small amount of humor to create a distinctive, albeit sporadic, body of work that earned him a devoted cult following. 

11 comments:

Clarence E. Jones III said...

"Where's the Money" has always been my standard against which live recordings are measured. God, are you gonna take all my heroes at once? Rest in Peace.

Mitchell Levitin said...

Thanks for acknowledging Dan Hicks.I am one of his devoted "cult" fans and have been so since about 1970. Some of his stuff is funny, some sad and beautiful, all of it swings.

Andy Swapp said...

Lovely tribute here 24hourdejavu! Really just wanted to say well done! Anyone who writes 'How Can Miss You When You Won't Go Away' was alright in my book

jim said...

I used to play how can I miss you, all the time to my ex. Thank God, she finally did go away!!

larry said...

WTF
Sam Andrew gone???? It´s a party in heaven- Owsley must be brewin a batch.

john said...

Why was living in the late sixties and early seventies listening to music the best? Of course, we had Dan Hicks and fellow artists making their music. Thanks for remembering.

Anonymous said...

wheres the link?? Re-UP it please

Sam said...

@ Anonymous... grow some manners.

Gill said...

R.I.P. Dan, I imagine you're jammin' in the Elvis wing of Heaven now!

E Craig said...

R.I.P. Dan.

Rick said...

Miss you all the time Dan. Have fun jamming in Heaven

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