Thursday, February 17, 2005

Action Packed !




"THE BLONDE BOMBER -- RONNIE DAWSON." Even those that only saw and heard Dawson once, though, were unlikely to forget him There was that unearthly appearance -- the shocking-white brush cut, the ghostly pale complexion. And an equally unearthly, high-pitched voice that made it difficult for listeners to tell if he was a man or a woman. The actual singles he managed to release were a mixed lot, but "Action Packed" -- with its ceaseless exhortations to "HEAR ME?" -- has to be one of the ten best obscure rockabilly treasures of all time. Dawson was 19 when "Action Packed" was issued in 1958. As Chris Dickinson observes in his liner notes to the Rockin' Bones reissue, "It's hard to argue with Ronnie's assertion that a car just ain't fast enough to get him where he's going."Later, Dawson found a whole new audience in the indie/alternative crowd, most of whom weren't born when « Action Packed » & « Rockin’ Bones » were recorded.
He departed for Rockabilly Heaven on September 30, 2003.

Ronnie Dawson - Action Packed

Ronnie Dawson - Rockin' Bones


6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the first link doesn't seem to work...

nice greetings

kindofblue

9:46 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Should be working now, cheers.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous RP said...

got to see ole Ronnie a few times and he was always great, even as an old guy.

oh, and just wanted to let you know you are now officially my favorite mp3 blog. amazing posts, good solid writing, and always cool graphics. thanks and keep up the great work rev!

12:41 AM  
Blogger Brownie said...

RP - the Reverend is my favourite blogspot too. Where did you see the Blonde/gray Bomber play? what was his songlist? regards from Australia (not Austria)

4:30 AM  
Anonymous RP said...

Brownie - saw Ronnie a couple of times in Philadelphia, once in DC, and once in Indiana. This was some years ago 10? 15? ... and the passing years + alcohol consumed at the shows leave the memory of a set list somewhat fuzzy. He did all the old hits plus newer stuff that stood up well (probably better than I did at the time).

6:23 AM  
Blogger Brownie said...

Indiana . . . far out. Keep on rockin.

1:08 PM  

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