Dean Hightower

Real Name:
George Barnes
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Comment at http://rrhhww.blogspot.com/2010/02/dean-hightower-twangy-with-beat.html
Alexandra Leh said...
Hi...I'm George Barnes' daughter, and can tell you the history of this album. It was a one-off for ABC-Paramount, who wanted to compete with Duane Eddy and -- knowing my father could play anything, which he did as a NYC studio musician -- asked him if he'd record something in that genre. He didn't want to associate his name with it, so took the pseudonym Dean Hightower as a joke. The name's a fake, but the stereo mix is real. Some people love this album -- but this is certainly not representative of his entire body of work! I recently launched THE GEORGE BARNES LEGACY COLLECTION, in case anyone here is interested in learning more about this jazz great and electric guitar pioneer: http://georgebarneslegacy.com. Cheers, Alexandra Barnes Leh

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Albums

ABC-312 Guitar: Twangy - With A Beat — Dean Hightower Dean Hightower Guitar: Twangy - With A Beat (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC-312 US 1959 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

45-10,065 Twangin' Fool — Dean Hightower Dean Hightower And His Twangin' Fools* Twangin' Fool (Single) ABC-Paramount 45-10,065 US 1959 Sell This Version
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ABC 45-90-903, ABC 90903 Mad... ...Ison  Joséphine! — Dean Hightower Dean "Madison" Hightower* Mad... ...Ison Joséphine!(7", EP) ABC-Paramount, ABC-Paramount ABC 45-90-903, ABC 90903 France 1962 Sell This Version
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AP 22.156 Moon Rocket / Hawaiian Hop — Dean Hightower Dean Hightower Moon Rocket / Hawaiian Hop(7", Single) ABC-Paramount AP 22.156 Netherlands 1963 Sell This Version