Thursday, October 20, 2005

Mickey Hawks And The Night Raiders !

Mickey Hawks was born in Thomasville, North Carolina. in 1956 he heard the ultimate screamer of rock & roll Little Richard and from that point nothing was to be the same anymore. Mickey formed his first own band that same year called the Rhythm Rockers (The Night Raiders) and they played mostly high-schools. The group signed a three-year contract with Profile.
The record was well received and became No. 1 on about two Chicago stations and sold about 50.000 copies. A follow-up was natural and in 1959 the Rhythm Rockers did record 6 more songs at the Universal Record Studios in Chicago.
After that, no more records by the group were made but they stayed together for about 7 years. Mickey has never stopped playing his brand of music and he's been to Europe several times. As the wise man once said you ain't heard nothing until you heard the white screamer Mickey Hawks !
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Mickey Hawks And The Night Raiders - Screamin' Mimi Jeanie

Mickey Hawks And The Night Raiders - Bip Bop Boom

The Night Raiders - Cottonpickin'


Blogger protogenes said...

OMG. wow

2:23 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Good week isn't it?

2:45 PM  
Blogger Todd Lucas said...

Woo, I have a beat up copy of "Bip Bop Boom" that I, of course, cherish. Just great, great stuff. Thanks.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Larry Grogan said...

Savage stuff! I love the reverb on 'Bip Bop Boom'.

7:11 PM  
Blogger guapo said...

love the "mimi jeanie" thing!

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There isn't a bad song from this band I have it all.My pops was the original drummer.And man I get to listen to some stuff that's not even out there.

2:00 AM  

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