Posts Tagged ‘rockabilly’

Ronnie Hawkins, 1935 — 2022

June 1, 2022

Ronnie Hawkins, 1935 -- 2022

Rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins died last Sunday at the age of 87. The Arkansas-born musician moved to Canada, and assembled a band, The Hawks. The Hawks lineup would gradually become The Band in the mid-1960s.

Here are Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks interpreting a Chuck Berry song in 1959:

Ronnie Hawkins (vocals), Jimmy Ray “Luke” Paulman (guitar), Willard “Pops” Jones (piano), Jimmy “Lefty” Evans (bass), Levon Helm (drums).

More:

“Rocker Ronnie Hawkins, dies at 87, patron of Canadian rock,” Hillel Italie, Associated Press

“Ronnie Hawkins, cross-border rockabilly legend and endearing showman, dies at 87,” David Friend, Toronto Star

“Ronnie Hawkins, Rockabilly Road Warrior, Is Dead at 87,” Peter Applebome, New York Times

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Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)

December 24, 2021

“Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights),” written and performed by JD McPherson.

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Mascara Tears

December 12, 2021

“Mascara Tears,” written by Linda Hill and Arty Hill, recorded by Martí Brom, 2012.

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Seven Lonely Days

November 28, 2021

“Seven Lonely Days,” written by Alden ShumanMarshall Brown, and Earl Shuman, recorded by Martí Brom, 2012.

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Rockaway Beach

November 6, 2021

“Rockaway Beach,” written by Dee Dee Ramone, interpreted by Full Blown Cherry, 2005.

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Crazy Bullfrog

March 20, 2021

“Crazy Bullfrog.” written by Slim Williamson, recorded by Lewis Pruitt, 1960.

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Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)

December 24, 2020

“Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights),” written and performed by JD McPherson.

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2020 note: Stay the hell home this Christmas. COVID-19 is not an appropriate yuletide gift.

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Open The Door

October 18, 2020

“Open The Door,” by The Cochran Brothers, 1956. Hank Cochran and Eddie Cochran actully weren’t brothers.

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Race With The Devil

October 4, 2020

“Race With The Devil,” written by Gene Vincent and Sheriff Tex Davis, recorded by Gene Vincent & His Bluecaps, 1956. Lead guitarist: Cliff Gallup.

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Bird Dog

February 15, 2020

“Bird Dog,” written by Don Woody, Paul Simmons, and Gary Walker, recorded by Don Woody in 1958. That’s the same year The Everly Brothers released the Boudleaux Bryant song of the same name. Coincidence?

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