Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks - featuring an all-star cast of friends
DVD/CD package
2003
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This CD/DVD documents a December 12, 2001 live performance at San Francisco's Warfield Theater, which reunited Hicks with virtually every musician he has ever recorded with. The occasion was Dan's 60th Birthday Bash, a once-in-a-lifetime gala.

Over 40 remarkable players are featured, including all surviving members of Hicks' pioneering San Francisco band, the Charlatans - George Hunter, Richard Olsen and Mike Wilhelm - as well as former Hot Licks Sid Page, Jon Weber, Jaime Leopold, Maryann Price, and Naomi Ruth Eisenburg - who hadn't played together publicly in over twenty years.

The DVD also contains commentary from Elvis Costello, Rickie Lee Jones, and Grammy-winning producer Tommy LiPuma, among others.

Not to be missed is the DVD's second audio track, featuring Dan's wry commentary over the concert footage.

Omitted from the final cut was one of the evening's most heartwarming moments -- Dan being presented with a beautiful framed document from the Mayor, officially proclaiming it "Dan Hicks Day" in the City of San Francisco.

Great music, great viewing, and a must-have for every Dan-fan!

Personnel
Dan Hicks
vocal, guitar, master of ceremonies
Louis Aissen -
flute, tenor sax
Alex Baum -
string bass, acoustic bass guitar
Dave Bell -
guitar
Stevie Black -
mandolin
Ned Boynton -
guitar
John Brandeburg -
vocal, guitar
Dick Bright -
violin
Joshua Brody -
accordion
Danny Caron -
guitar
Halimah Collingwood -
vocal, percussion
Annabelle Cruz -
vocal, violin, percussion
Jay David -
vocal
Austin de Lone -
vocal, piano
Naomi Ruth Eisenberg -
vocal, violin
Gus Garelick -
violin
John Girton -
guitar
Brian Godchaux -
violin
Brien Hopkins -
vocal
George Hunter -
autoharp, tambourine
David La Flamme -
violin
Jaime Leopold -
string bass
Paul Mehling -
guitar
Nils Molin -
string bass, percussion
Jack O'Hara -
vocal
Richard Olsen -
tenor sax, flute, clarinet, vocal
Sid Page -
violin
Maryann Price -
vocal, percussion
Susan Rabin -
vocal, percussion, ukulele
Josh Riskin -
drums, percussion
Paul Robinson -
guitar
David Rose -
string bass
Padma Rutley -
vocal
Richard Saunders -
string bass
Bob Scott -
drums, percussion
Mark Shinbrott -
piano
Julian Smedley -
violin
Paul Smith -
string bass
Turtle Van de Marr -
guitar
Tim Vaughan -
drums, percussion
Jon Weber -
guitar
Mike Wilhelm -
guitar, vocal
Mitch Woods -
piano
Dick Ziegler -
vocal, guitar

The DVD Tunes
You Gotta Believe
Milk Shakin' Mama
Waitin'
Shootin' Straight
Strike It While It's Hot
News From Up The Street
Walkin' One And Only
Evenin' Breeze
Canned Music
How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away?
Saving My Lovin'
Payday Blues
Reelin' Down
I Scare Myself
The Buzzard Was Their Friend

The CD Tunes
You Gotta Believe
Milk Shakin' Mama
Waitin'

Strike It While It's Hot
News From Up The Street
Walkin' One And Only
Evenin' Breeze
Canned Music
How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away?
Saving My Lovin'
Payday Blues
I Scare Myself
The Buzzard Was Their Friend