Ronnie Rocks

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Running a generous 32 tracks, Bear Family's Ronnie Rocks is an excellent collection of Ronnie Hawkins' rockabilly for Roulette Records. There are many other compilations that cover the same ground but no others cover it quite so extensively -- which might not quite be the same thing as thoroughly, as the title is a tipoff that the music here is all high-octane rock & roll. Often, this comes in the guise of covers -- Hawkins runs through the Chuck Berry "Thirty Days," "Forty Days" and Bo Diddley "Hey Bo Diddley," "Bo Diddley," "Who Do You Love" songbooks, and picks up some Sun records "Matchbox," "Honey Don't," "My Gal Is Red Hot", a bunch of R&B sides ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Running a generous 32 tracks, Bear Family's Ronnie Rocks is an excellent collection of Ronnie Hawkins' rockabilly for Roulette Records. There are many other compilations that cover the same ground but no others cover it quite so extensively -- which might not quite be the same thing as thoroughly, as the title is a tipoff that the music here is all high-octane rock & roll. Often, this comes in the guise of covers -- Hawkins runs through the Chuck Berry "Thirty Days," "Forty Days" and Bo Diddley "Hey Bo Diddley," "Bo Diddley," "Who Do You Love" songbooks, and picks up some Sun records "Matchbox," "Honey Don't," "My Gal Is Red Hot", a bunch of R&B sides Hank Ballard's "Sexy Ways," Larry Williams' "Dizzy Miss Lizzy", and some Dixie-fried rockabilly "Suzie Q". All this is confirmation that Hawkins was perhaps the epitome of a working roadhouse rock & roller during the late '50s and early '60s: not someone who innovated but one who gave the people what they wanted, bashing out crowd-pleasers one after another. He had an excellent ear for material that extended into being an excellent bandleader, both traits in evidence here and both of which make these covers rousing. But when Hawkins had his own song -- as he did on the slinky minor-key rocker "Mary Lou" -- he was truly outstanding. And this has the most of his outstanding material in one big package.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2013
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127168733
  • Catalog Number: 2716873
  • Sales rank: 87,234

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Thirty Days - Ronnie Hawkins Quartet (2:35)
  2. 2 Hey Bo Diddley - Ronnie Hawkins Quartet (2:47)
  3. 3 Ruby Baby (2:16)
  4. 4 Forty Days (2:16)
  5. 5 Horace (2:34)
  6. 6 One of These Days (2:32)
  7. 7 Wild Little Willy (2:17)
  8. 8 Whatcha Gonna Do (When the Creek Runs Dry) (1:59)
  9. 9 Mary Lou (2:09)
  10. 10 Oh Sugar (2:15)
  11. 11 Odessa (2:16)
  12. 12 My Gal Is Red Hot (1:51)
  13. 13 Need Your Lovin' (Oh So Bad) (2:22)
  14. 14 Dizzy Miss Lizzy (1:56)
  15. 15 Hay Ride (2:15)
  16. 16 Baby Jean (2:18)
  17. 17 Southern Love (2:46)
  18. 18 Hey Boba Lou (2:34)
  19. 19 Clara (2:35)
  20. 20 Honey Don't (2:25)
  21. 21 Sick & Tired (2:30)
  22. 22 You Know I Love You (2:46)
  23. 23 Sexy Ways (2:26)
  24. 24 Come Love (3:04)
  25. 25 I Feel Good (1:58)
  26. 26 Suzie Q (2:19)
  27. 27 Matchbox (2:11)
  28. 28 High Blood Pressure (2:28)
  29. 29 Mojo Man (1:57)
  30. 30 Bo Diddley (2:52)
  31. 31 Who Do You Love (2:41)
  32. 32 Horace (2:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ronnie Hawkins Primary Artist, Vocals
Dionne Warwick Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Roy Buchanan Bass
King Curtis Tenor Saxophone
Mort Shuman Piano
Grady Martin Guitar
Dee Dee Warwick Vocals, Choir, Chorus
The Anita Kerr Singers Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Harold Bradley Guitar, Leader
Garth Hudson Organ
Sonny Terry Harmonica
Stan Szelest Piano
Jerry Penfound Drums, Tenor Saxophone
Fred Carter Jr. Guitar, Vocals
Ed Burks Percussion
Jimmy Evans Bass
Walter L. "Hank Sugarfoot" Garland Guitar
Technical Credits
Hank Ballard Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Chris Kenner Composer
Robbie Robertson Composer
Larry Williams Composer
Dale Hawkins Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer, Producer
Fats Domino Composer
Henry Glover Producer
Levon Helm Composer
Obie Jessie Composer
Leonard Lee Composer
Stan Lewis Composer
Ellas McDaniel Composer
Joe Reisman Producer
Mike Stoller Composer, Producer
Ian Wallis Liner Notes, Illustrations, Biographical Information
Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns Composer
Billy "The Kid" Emerson Composer
Bill Millar Reissue Producer, Tape Research
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
Dan Bass Producer
Jimmy Evans Illustrations
Erich H├╝lsenbeck Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
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