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    Thu, 19 Mar 2009 08:31:03

    Playlist: Dick Dale - Dick Dale opens up his iTunes and gives ARTISTdirect.com an exclusive look at what's rocking his world right now…

    If anyone can shred, it's Dick Dale. The man's tremolo-picked surf guitar anthems have made him a veritable icon. However there was one question on our minds here at ARTISTdirect.com. What does Dick Listen to?

    The ever-talkative guitarist had an answer of course, and he even opened up his iTunes to show us.

    Dick explains, "When I start listening to stuff, I go on binges. It all depends on what I'm listening to. I can appreciate everything. I told my son Jimmy, 'Find the beauty in every kind of music because it took someone's sweat, blood, heart and soul to create that music.' You may not like that music but take a little time. When you listen to music, you can always still find and appreciate what the artist did to make it."

    Check out Dick Dale's playlist below!

    Dick Dale's Playlist:

    1. Patsy Cline

    "I'll play Patsy Cline over and over again because she sings with such a tear."

    2. Dean Martin

    "I listen to a lot of Dean Martin. The guy has the most sensual, sexy voice. It brings me back to a time in my life when I was performing in Vegas and I knew the Rat Pack. I got Frank Sinatra's old pool table. He wanted to manage me at one time [Laughs]."

    3. Frank Sinatra

    4. Hank Williams

    "I love country. I tutored Hank Williams' daughter about how to get comfortable performing on stage."

    5. Fats Domino

    "Fats Domino would say to me, 'You know what? You've got black blood in you, boy.'"

    —Rick Florino

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