Dave and Deke Combo

Fév 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Albums, CD, Contemporary artists, Reviews
Dave and Deke Combo - There’s nothing like an old hillbilly

Dave and Deke Combo – There’s nothing like an old hillbilly

The Dave and Deke Combo – There’s nothing like an old hillbilly

Bucket Lid Records BL503
No More Cryin’ the Blues – Hey Mae Laurie Ann – Red Headed Woman – Moonshine – This Is It – Let’s Rock Tonight – Hey Baby – Alamo – Love Me – Let’s Take a Little Ride Sweet Rockin’ Mama – Lookin’ for Money – I’m Gonna Tell – Laughin’ and Jokin’ – Carryin’ On – Real Cool Rocket – The Stranger Walks – Chew Tobacco Rag – Twin Guitar Twist – Muskrat – In the Meadow
Although the split of the Dave & Deke Combo gave us two great solo artists (and as a bonus it also gave us a fantastic drummer), sometimes we were missing the Combo, its harmonies and its humor. So when reunion gigs were announced everyone knew it would be a major event of 2005. The first gigs in Vegas and Oneida were a huge success. And to celebrate this reunion the band decided to release a rarities cd.

Tracks 1 to 6 give us the occasion to hear the combo with Bobby Trimble on drums. These tunes com from their first 8 tracks demo. One can find the other 2 songs on the cd version of Hollywood Barn Dance. You’ll also find live cuts, unreleased songs from the Moonshine Melodies and Toerag studios sessions as well as rare to find vinyl only release. I won’t go more into details as the liner notes explain it all. It’s interesting to see that a lot of these songs are still in the Deke Dickerson’s repertoire today like «Red Headed Woman», «Love Me» (not The Phantom’s one) or «Lookin for Money». And icing on the cake you’ve got a brand new recording by the band. Elvis’ In the Ghetto is given the Homer & Jethro treatment and renamed “In the meadow”. It’s probably one of the best song the combo ever produced.
Fred «Virgil» Turgis


The Dave And Deke Combo – Hollywood Barn Dance

The Dave And Deke Combo – Hollywood Barn Dance

The Dave And Deke Combo – Hollywood Barn Dance

Heyday Records [1996]
Let’s Flat Get On It  – Snatchin’ And Grabbin’ – Right Behind Me – Let Go Of Louie – El Cumbanchero – Cut Out That Boogie – Did Anybody Mention My Name? – No Good Woman – Hitch In My Get-A-Long – Two Timin’ Mama  – Slippin’ And Slidin’ (And Scootin’ Around) – Henpecked Peckerwood – Goin’ Steady With The Blues  – Deke’s Hot Guitar – Half Shot Boogie – Baby’s Hot Rod – Wild Woman – Chrome Dome

 

 

 


The Dave & Deke Combo – Moonshine Melodies

The Dave & Deke Combo – Moonshine Melodies

The Dave & Deke Combo – Moonshine Melodies

No Hit Records – HITCD09 [1993]
Tally Ho  – I’m Just Too Lazy – Maybe Baby  – You Ain’t As Dumb As You Look  – Flipped!   – Didn’t It Rock   – Salty Boogie  – Two Guitars, No Waitin’  – Go Ahead On – Strange Woman’s Love  – Warm Lips (Big Trouble)  – Show-Me Boogie

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