Dixie Dregs: California Screamin'
Some of the tunes are classics from the Dregs' repertoire: "Freefall," "Night Meets Light," "Jessica," "What If," and "The Great Spectacular." The band just kills! There's impeccable chops and hard-driving jamming throughout - the CD's title is well-chosen. The fingers fly furiously on both guitar and violin on "The Bash," a good ol' hoe-down medley of "Wabash Cannonball" and "Rocky Top." The band mines this genre again on the closer, "Dixie," in which they juice up the traditional southern chestnut, then switch it to a minor key. "What If" offers a break from the frenetic energy of the rest of the program with its sensitive, gentle balladry. Dweezil Zappa guests on his father's composition "Peaches en Regalia." (Zebra ZD 44021)
Tracks:Dixie; The Great Spectacular; Ionized; Sleeveless in Seattle; What If; Jessica; Refried Funky Chicken; Night Meets Light; The Bash; Aftershock; Freefall; Peaches en Regalia; Wages of Weirdness. (61:33)
Personnel: Steve Morse, Dweezil Zappa: guitar; T Lavitz: keyboards; Rod Morgenstein, drums; Allen Sloan, Jerry Goodman: violin; Andy West, Dave LaRue: bass.
Record Label: Zebra Records