David Grisman – Hot Dawg (1979) [1987, MFSL]

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It’s no wonder that mandolinist David Grisman came up with the name “Dawg Music” to describe his style of playing, which draws from bluegrass, jazz, and many other forms of music. This 1978 recording has long been a favorite of Grisman’s fans, as all of the compositions and performances have stood the test of time. Grisman’s lively “Dawg’s Bull” and guitarist Tony Rice’s upbeat “Devlin'” set a high standard at the opening of the album, yet the remaining tracks continue to meet the high watermark of the first two songs. In addition to Rice’s presence throughout the recording, Grisman utilizes five different bassists (only one song, “Dawgology,” features two of them together), violinist Darol Anger, mandolinist Mike Marshall, and on two selections, the jazz violin master Stéphane Grappelli.

Release of the album: 1979 [LP Horizon Records & Tapes, Cat.# SP-731, USA]
Release of this CD: 1987 [CD Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (USA), Cat.# UDCD 506 / Barcode: none]
Note: Ultradisc II™ 24k gold plated disc from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab’s “Original Master Recordings” collection.
Produced and distributed by MFSL, Inc., under license from A&M Records, Inc. (c)(p) 1979.
Made in USA


Bass – Bill Amatneek (tracks: 6), Buell Neidlinger (tracks: 2, 7), Eddie Gomez (tracks: 3, 4, 8), Todd Philips (tracks: 1, 5)
Guitar – Tony Rice
Mandolin – Mike Marshall (tracks: 3), Tony Rice (tracks: 6)
Mandolin [Rhythm] – Mike Marshall (tracks: 4, 8)
Producer, Mandolin – David Grisman
Violin – Darol Anger (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 7), Stephane Grappelli (tracks: 3)


01. Dawg’s Bull (04:18)
02. Devlin’ (05:08)
03. Minor Swing (03:37)
04. Dawgology (07:13)
05. Neon Tetra (06:30)
06. Janice (03:56)
07. Dawg-Ola (03:56)
08. 16/16 (05:26)

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