I started playing music professionally after leaving college in 1975 to play with my high school friend, Steve Morse, in the Dixie Dregs. That lasted through 1983 when the band broke up (first time).
To cut to the chase and hear some Dreg’s music quickly, select any of the following full album playlists. I suggest just clicking through the you tube playlist for each album, stopping on anything you like.
By the way, in case you are not familiar with it, the Playlist button where you can select individual songs is in the upper left corner of the embedded window, or you can just hit the ‘next’ arrow button at the bottom.
Google/Youtube keeps changing the crazy URL for these things so they may not work periodically until I notice them. If so, just do a search for “Dixie Dregs Topic” to see all the albums except Unsung Heroes and Industry Standard. For those you need to search on “The Dregs Topic”.
Industry Standard – 1982
My favorites: Assembly Line, Chips Ahoy, Bloodsucking Leeches, Vitamin Q
Unsung Heroes – 1981
Divided We Stand, Attila the Hun (I love this whole album, but there is a bass solo on Kat Food…heh)
Dregs of the Earth – 1980
Favorites: Twiggs Approved, I’m Freaking Out, The Hereafter
What if – 1978
Favorites: The Odyssey, What If, Ice Cakes, Night Meets Light
Free Fall – 1977
Favorites: Holiday, Moedown, Wages of Weirdness
Rama 1 – 2002
A collaborative ‘solo’ album from 2002:
fwap – 2005
A group I would to resurrect someday:
Mind’s Eye 1986 – (wikipedia) Vinnie Moore’s first album with a Tony McAlpine on keyboards and Tommy Aldridge on drums!
“Hero Without Honor” has a nice little solo I did on my six string with a vibrato. Starts around 5:16 in…
The Mistakes – (at Mike Keneally’s site) a veritable supergroup (hah!) with Prairie Prince, Mike Keneally, and Henry Kaiser. Some good detail from Mike’s site.
Crazy Backwards Alphabet – (wikipedia) very ‘outside’ and interesting. Some people don’t understand it and I understand why…but seriously, what’s not to like: