Dick Dale & His Del-Tones

Also known as Dick Dale & Del-Tones, Dick Dale & His Del Tones, Dick Dale & His Deltones, Dick Dale & The Del Tones, Dick Dale & The Del-Tones, Dick Dale And His Dale-Tones, Dick Dale And His Del-Tones, Dick Dale And His Deltones, Dick Dale And The Del Tones, Dick Dale And The Del-Tones, Dick Dale And The Deltones, Dick Dale Featuring The Del-Tones
Members of Dick Dale & His Del-Tones: Art Munson, Dick Dale, Nick O'Malley, Rick Rillera
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.dickdale.com/

Discography of Dick Dale & His Del-Tones:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 King Of The Surf Guitar: The Best Of Dick Dale & His Del-Tones 18 Audio 1989 Rhino Records (2)
2 Surfing Drums / Fanny Mae 2 Audio 1962 Capitol Records
3 King Of The Surf Guitar - The Best Of Dick Dale & The Del-Tones 14 Audio 1986 Rhino Records (2)
4 Summer Surf 15 Audio 2007-06-12 Sundazed Music
5 Mr. Eliminator 14 Audio 2007-06-12 Sundazed Music
6 Surfers' Choice 19 Audio 2006-11-07 Sundazed Music
7 Checkered Flag 15 Audio 2007-06-12 Sundazed Music
8 King Of The Surf Guitar 15 Audio 2007-06-12 Sundazed Music
9 Let's Go Trippin' / Del-Tone Rock 2 Audio 1961 Deltone Records
10 King Of The Surf Guitar 12 Audio 1963 Capitol Records
11 Greatest Hits 11 Audio 1975 GNP Crescendo
12 Peppermint Man / Surf Beat 2 Audio 1962 Deltone Records
13 Misirlou / Peppermint Man 2 Audio Capitol Records
14 Peppermint Man / Surf Beat 2 Audio 1962 Deltone Records
15 Surfer's Guitar 16 Audio Surf (5)
16 Pick And Play 4 Audio 1988 Pulch Wave Records
17 Surf Beat / Peppermint Man 2 Audio 1963 Capitol Records
18 Checkered Flag 12 Audio 1963 Capitol Records
19 Mr. Eliminator 11 Audio 2010-02-15 Sundazed Music
20 Surfers' Choice 12 Audio 2010 Sundazed Music
21 King Of The Surf Guitar 12 Audio 2010 Sundazed Music
22 Singles Collection '61-'65 28 Audio 2010 Sundazed Music
23 Miserlou / Eight Til Midnight 2 Audio 1962 Deltone Records
24 Summer Surf 12 Audio 1964 Capitol Records
25 Surfers' Choice 12 Audio 1963-03-00 Deltone Records
26 Surfer's Choice 12 Audio 1963-03-00 Capitol Records
27 Checkered Flag 12 Audio 1963 Capitol Records
28 Let's Go Trippin' / Those Memories Of You 4 Audio 1975 GNP Crescendo
29 The Best Of Dick Dale & His Del-Tones 18 Audio 1989 Rhino Records (2)
30 King Of The Surf Guitar 12 Audio 2010 Sundazed Music
31 Summer Surf 12 Audio 1964 Capitol Records
32 Misirlou / Jessie Pearl 2 Audio 2011 Deltone Records
33 Draggin' And Surfin' 16 Audio 1990 Surf (5)
34 King Of The Surf Guitar 12 Audio 1977 Capitol Records
35 Greatest Hits, 1961-1976 21 Audio 1992 GNP Crescendo
36 Checkered Flag 12 Audio 2007-06-12 Sundazed Music
37 Wild Ideas / Scavenger 2 Audio 1963 Capitol Records
38 Let's Go Trippin' / Del-Tone Rock 2 Audio 1961 Deltone Records
39 King Of The Surf Guitar / Hava Nagila 2 Audio 1963 Capitol Records
40 Surfin' And A-Swingin' / Secret Surfin' Spot 2 Audio 1963 Capitol Records
41 Miserlou 3 Audio 1994 MCA Records
42 Miserlou 3 Audio 1994 MCA Records
43 Greatest Hits, 1961-1976 21 Audio 1992 GNP Crescendo
44 Rock Out With Dick Dale & His Del-Tones Live At Ciro's 11 Audio 1965
45 Rock Out With Dick Dale & His Del-Tones Live At Ciro's 11 Audio 1965 Capitol Records
46 Surfer's Guitar 16 Audio Surf (5)
47 Greatest Hits, 1961-1976 21 Audio 2009-12-00 GNP Crescendo
48 Never On Sunday / Glory Wave 2 Audio Capitol Records
49 Peppermint Man / Surf Beat 2 Audio 1962 London Records
50 Checkered Flag 12 Audio 2010 Sundazed Music


Dick Dale & His Del-Tones were a surf-rock group from southern California. Considered one of the first (if not the first) surf bands, the group was fronted by guitarist/vocalist [a=Dick Dale]. Formed in the late '50s, the group was extremely popular on their home turf. Dale's father, [a=Jim Monsour], released several singles and an LP, "Surfer's Choice", (most of which were recorded live) on [l=Deltone Records]. The band's repetoire varied between Dick Dale-penned instrumentals and R&B and pop-flavored vocals tracks (usually cover songs) sung by Dale. The group was signed by Capital Records in 1963. Apparently, there were frequent line up changes in the Del-Tones. On the albums released by Capital, Dick Dale was mostly accompanied by studio musicians.

With 1963's "Checkered Flag" and 1964's "Mr. Eliminator", Dick Dale & His Del-Tones switched their focus from surfing to cars, as was the trend at the time, but Dale returned to surfing for "Summer Surf" (also released in 1964), his last record for Capital. In 1965, after being diagnosed with rectal cancer and frustrated with the music industry, Dick Dale retired from music. However, Dale would return to music in the 1970s, reviving the Del-Tone name and performing around southern California. Dale eventually dropped the Del-Tone name altogether and released several albums as a solo artist. Although Dick Dale owned the rights to his old music, including the records on Capital, the old albums remained out of print for a number of years, with only selected tracks appearing on several different "Greatest Hits" compilations. Eventually, [l=Sundazed Music] reissued the band's early records in 2006 & 2007.


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