Dale Miller | Fingerpicking Rags & Other Delights

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Fingerpicking Rags & Other Delights

by Dale Miller

Solo guitar ragtime fingerpicking. Originally released in 1975, re-released in 1996.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. Sweet Georgia Brown
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2. Stagger Lee
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1:35 album only
3. God Bless the Child
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2:21 album only
4. Cheap Wine
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1:06 album only
5. Chattanooga Choo Choo
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2:10 album only
6. Boys from Blue Hill
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1:55 album only
7. Inflation Blues
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2:59 album only
8. Bicycle Built For Two/Sidewalks of New York
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2:09 album only
9. Air on a G String
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2:07 album only
10. Too Tite Rag
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1:05 album only
11. The Pitchel Players Theme
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12. Amtrak Shuffle
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13. Blue Prelude
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14. Take it on the Run
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15. Nice Work if You Can Get It
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16. Son of Diddie
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17. Birth of the Blues
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18. Shelley's Swing
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19. Fleabites
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20. Little Fugue
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21. Hey Jude
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This recording was originally released as an LP in 1975 by Kicking Mule Records. That pressing sold out in a few years and it was unavailable in any format for over 25 years until its re-release on CD by Fantasy Records in the mid 1990s. Many professional finger style guitarists and critics have cited Fingerpicking Rags as an important and influencial work.

Fantasy was sold in 2006 and this CD, along with many others, has been discontinued. The copies here on CDBaby are among the last few still available. New copies on Amazon are selling for around $30 now. It can't be downloaded from here for legal reasons, but it is available on iTunes (The link is to the left at the bottom).

Miller's new CD Time Goes By has updated and expanded versions of many of these tunes. It is for sale here at CDBaby and is downloadable from here, iTunes and other sites.

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Miller was born in Washington, D.C. He began playing guitar during the "folk boom" of the early 1960s. His biggest influence soon became John Fahey, the first person to record LPs of steel string guitar solos.

He was Kicking Mule Records best selling American based artist through-out the 1970s. From 1983 to 2000 he was co-owner of Noe Valley Music, a guitar shop in San Francisco.

He occasionally writes articles for music related magazines, most often Acoustic Guitar Magazine.


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doc mongoose

Picks his strings with a vitallity all his own, great style..........
I have a friend who is a great picker like yourself.Ill share your cd with him and he will be overjoyed, Im sure.Keep it alive and commin.doc

john townshend

loveley arrangments of great music
i first owned this record in the 70,s i had forgotten how great it was i am now relearning the songs

blue barry - Knoxvegas, Tennessee

Just fabulous............you can't play this stuff!
I got the record back in the 70's. Comparable players are Blind Willie McTell, Reverend Gary, and Ernie Hawkins. The best of company. This guy is something else. Thanks again..........deja blues

Victory Music

Fingerpickers' Man
Fingerpickers, this has got to be your man. - (review of orignal 1975 LP)

Guitar Player Magazine

Sharp Fingers
Dale must have sharpened his fingers. They slice quickly and cleanly through the material at hand. - (review of original 1975 LP)

Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine

Just Plain Good Listening
just plain good listening. Picking favorites off this twenty-one track collection is ridiculously hard for me, but I can say that his versions of God Bless the Child, Birth of the Blues and Blue Prelude have stayed with me the last twenty years.

Graham Squires

Fingerpicking Rags & Other Delights
I first bought this thirty years ago when it first came out. Sounded great back then - sounds even better today!

Dirty Linen Magazine

Facile, Yet Relaxed
Miller is facile, yet relaxed; even his "Chattanooga Choo Choo" steams lazily along.