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Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks: Striking It Rich (Blue Thumb)

Jeff Walker, Phonograph Record, May 1972

IT IS BOTH a relief and a pleasure that STRIKING IT RICH is as good as it is; as long as I've been familiar with Dan Hicks, my opinion of his music has never remained constant. His first record (released three years ago on Epic), dominated the music played the summer it came out and my associations with it are still strong and pleasant. But by the end of the summer, I had my fill and never bothered purchasing it. Two years on I rediscovered the recording and became an enthusiastic fan again, for awhile. 

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