Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ronnie Hawkins !

Yep, Ronald "Ronnie" Hawkins is a cousin to fellow rockabilly artist Dale Hawkins ! Known as "Rompin' Ronnie" Hawkins or "The Hawk", he was a key player in the 1960s rock scene in Toronto, Canada and his career has spanned 50 years !
Hawkins was born in 1935 in Huntsville, Arkansas and came to Canada in 1958. His first gig was at the Brass Rail Tavern in London, Ontario where he became an overnight success. Hawkins decided to move to Canada permanently, and in 1964 became a permanent resident.
After a move to Ontario, as band members dropped out- with the exception of drummer Levon Helm, they were replaced with four Canadian musicians who eventually moved on with Helm as their fifth member, backing Bob Dylan in the late 1960s, after developing a world-famous sound and band of their own, taking the name, The Band. Other musicians Hawkins recruited provided the makings of Robbie Lane & The Disciples, and Janis Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band.
Anyway, if you don’t know that wild cat (where the hell have you been I might ask), this is your day !

Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks :
* Southern Love *
* Who Do You Love *
* Mary Lou *



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx for the toons and edukation Rev.
Your a Champ!

5:40 AM  
Blogger michelsardou said...

Great to have you back, rev!
Any album from the Hawk you might recommand?

12:58 PM  
Blogger Marshall-Stacks said...

ditto Anon. (above)
we'd walk 47 miles of bad road'
with a rattlesnake for a necktie,
for you Rev!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

awoooooooooooooooooo !!!!
(that's my way of saying thanks)

My dear michelsardou cong !
Start the menu with the Roulette Lp, main dish with the Rhino best of, and for dessert, Hawkins sings the songs of Hank Williams. Voila.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Nicolas said...

Master Frost,

I'm trying to really get the guitar
chords to "Southern Love".

can you help!

by the way, this is the best blog in the goddamn universe.

4:24 AM  
Blogger Marshall-Stacks said...

Dear Nicolas (above) just put into your Guugle Search Box

(chords"Southern Love")

5:54 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Yes thanks !
Ah sorry Nicolas, to be frank I'm useless when it comes to teach something on guitar, but I'm quite sure it's the usual Em-B-Em-Em-B-Em-Am-Em-B-Em(if it's in E of course) !

2:56 PM  
Blogger Devin said...

LOVE southern love, thank you for this.

6:44 AM  

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