Ronnie Hawkins Mary Lou (with The Hawks)

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item number:  D5GE
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  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Collectables Records

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A budget-priced, 10-track collection of favorites from Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks. All original recordings.


  • 1.Mary Lou
  • 2.Who Do You Love?
  • 3.Dizzy Miss Lizzy
  • 4.Searchin'
  • 5.Susie Q
  • 6.Red Hot
  • 7.Forty Days
  • 8.Bo Diddley
  • 9.Honey Don't
  • 10.Hey Boba Lou

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There are no liner notes or credits on this budget-priced collection, but it doesn't take a powerhouse rock historian to figure out "Who Do You Love," "Suzie Q," and "Bo Dudley" are the cuts most folks are looking for here -- one listen to the howling switchblade guitar solos on those tracks will tip off anyone that Robbie Robertson is the guy handling the freeboard on that Telecaster and that version of the Hawks is comprised of the same guys who would be become better known as the Band. The cuts with Robertson and Company backing up Ronnie Hawkins are easily the most exciting stuff on this disc, but that's not to say Hawkins and his other musicians didn't have plenty to offer. If Hawkins wasn't a top-shelf rockabilly singer (he was a bit short on imagination and his wild-man moves don't sound very spontaneous), he had energy and swagger to spare and there's an infectious sense of fun to all ten of these songs, with even the less stellar musicians giving Hawkins solid support. Rhino's The Best of Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks is the best place to investigate Hawkins' body of work, and much of his classic material for Roulette has been reissued on disc, but someone looking for an inexpensive way to check out the Hawks could do worse than to pick this up. ~ Mark Deming

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Better than expected! Music Lover: from Deer Park, TX US -- November, 11, 2007

A real rock and roller. Uptempo! Great sound on the CD, much better than I expected from the early time period. Ronnie and band are best described as updating the Chuck Berry/Bo Diddley style music for the early '60's. Not a bad performance on the CD. Classic Rock fans will want to hear the two songs where the future members of The Band appear,especially the fiery guitar work on "Who Do You Love". Definitely recommended, especially at this price.

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  • UPC: 090431994023
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