The Final Tour

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Ted Hawkins' story is one of the most interesting -- and tragic -- in the history of R&B. Who'd have thought that a fifty-something street singer who performed 1960s-type soul in Venice Beach, CA, would have signed with Geffen's DGC label after decades of obscurity? That's exactly what happened, but tragically, a 58-year-old Hawkins died from a diabetes-related stroke just when things were really looking up for him. Recorded live at three 1994 concerts and released in 1998, The Final Tour shows how great Hawkins was sounding during the last months of his life. Nothing slick or elaborate happens on this album -- it's just the charismatic Hawkins and his acoustic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Ted Hawkins' story is one of the most interesting -- and tragic -- in the history of R&B. Who'd have thought that a fifty-something street singer who performed 1960s-type soul in Venice Beach, CA, would have signed with Geffen's DGC label after decades of obscurity? That's exactly what happened, but tragically, a 58-year-old Hawkins died from a diabetes-related stroke just when things were really looking up for him. Recorded live at three 1994 concerts and released in 1998, The Final Tour shows how great Hawkins was sounding during the last months of his life. Nothing slick or elaborate happens on this album -- it's just the charismatic Hawkins and his acoustic guitar, drawing on Sam Cooke's influence but always sounding like his own man. Those familiar with Hawkins' Rounder output will be familiar with heartfelt originals like "Bad Dog," "Bring It on Home Daddy," and "Revenge of Scorpio," all of which demonstrate that he was as superb a composer as he was a singer. Hawkins is equally captivating on interpretations of Brook Benton's "I Got What I Wanted" and "All I Have to Offer You Is Me," a hit for country great Charley Pride that easily lends itself to Hawkins' brand of acoustic R&B. Soul lovers who haven't experienced the joys of Hawkins' music should make a point of obtaining this magnificent album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/1998
  • Label: Evidence
  • UPC: 730182800227
  • Catalog Number: 28002
  • Sales rank: 101,285

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ted Hawkins Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Jerry Gordon Producer
Bill Wasserzieher Liner Notes
Wayne Griffith Engineer
Phil Garfinkel Engineer
Jerry Hubbard Composer
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