Friday, November 03, 2006

Dale hawkins !



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Hawkins is best known for writing and recording "Suzie Q", a 1957 release that was a hit on both the R&B and pop charts. The song soon became a bandstand classic for generations of aspiring young rockers, including Creedence Clearwater Revival, which recorded it in 1968 (in case you didn’t know that).
The phrase "suzy q" refers to a dance step, and can be heard on many old blues records from the 1920s and 30s. But Hawkins personalized it into a tale of a sultry siren, propelled by a catchy lick laid down by guitar virtuoso James Burton, who was only 15 when "Suzy Q" was recorded. He continued to record, but never experienced another comparable hit, in part because many listeners and radio programmers wrongly assumed that Hawkins was black.
The era's rigid, prejudicial boundaries hurt Hawkins career in both white and black markets !
Dale Hawkins - Tornado
Dale Hawkins - Mrs Merguitory's Daughter
Dale Hawkins - Suzie Q


10 Comments:

Blogger The DoorKeeper said...

Dale Hawkins. Yes. More Cowbell!

10:47 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

mooooooooooh to you Stu

8:34 AM  
Anonymous casper said...

muuuoouuaahaahaha

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Jeanpop2 said...

Mon ami c'est un scandale, je ne peux plus vous envoyer de messages sur notre site de rencontres coquines préféré.
Un grand merci à vous, pour vos délicates sucreries.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Oh de rien mon vieux, c'est joie de donner.
& Hello Capser

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Rev. of Dale Hawkins, do you know La-Do-Dada, and Hot Dog?

8:14 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

La-do-dada:yup
hot dog:nope

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rolling Stones recorded an up tempo version in 1964--a full four years before CCR--that appeared on their second U.S. album "12 x 5". It's a rowdier, hard-rocking version that features some great lead guitar licks from Keith Richard.

1:40 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

yup, absolutely right, i love this one.
Oh it's not a secret, I love their first recordings.
Cheers !

8:46 PM  
Blogger Tuwa said...

Very nice.

6:51 AM  

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