Ted Hawkins Story: Suffer No More

Ted Hawkins Story: Suffer No More

by Ted Hawkins
     
 

Taken individually, Hawkins' albums didn't measure up to his critical reputation, due to uneven material, occasionally inappropriate production, and overreliance upon covers. More than most best-ofs, this 20-song compilation is a revelation of sorts. By focusing on his best moments, it's much easier to make a convincing case for Hawkins as aSee more details below

Overview

Taken individually, Hawkins' albums didn't measure up to his critical reputation, due to uneven material, occasionally inappropriate production, and overreliance upon covers. More than most best-ofs, this 20-song compilation is a revelation of sorts. By focusing on his best moments, it's much easier to make a convincing case for Hawkins as a major, if erratic, roots-music performer who sounded like a coarsened, acoustic-oriented Sam Cooke. The set goes all the way back to both sides of his rare (and good) 1966 soul single on the Money label and highlights the best originals from the '70s and '80s sessions released on Rounder, wisely selecting sparsely from his cover-dominated albums of the mid-'80s. The songs from his major-label finale The Next Hundred Years can veer toward production slickness, but there's a pleasing bonus in three acoustic, previously unreleased cuts from the early 1990s. It's an intelligently selected, well-rounded disc, presenting several sides of this idiosyncratic artist: composer, folky interpreter of material by Sam Cooke and Brook Benton, and country tinged soul artist.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/1998
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227295622
catalogNumber:
72956

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ted Hawkins   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Jim Keltner   Percussion,Drums
Tony Berg   Guitar,Keyboards
Augie Brown   Guitar
Chris Bruce   Guitar
Johnny Greer   Drums
Elizabeth Hawkins   Background Vocals
Greg Leisz   Multi Instruments
David Li   Saxophone
Pat Mastelotto   Percussion,Drums
Kevin McCormick   Bass
Michael Messer   Multi Instruments
David Mitchell   Multi Instruments
Melvin Moore   Trumpet
Bill Payne   Keyboards
John Pierce   Bass
Guy Pratt   Bass
Martin Tillman   Cello
Johnny Tucker   Drums
Dennis Walker   Bass
Phillip Walker   Guitar,Background Vocals
Patrick Warren   Keyboards
Greg Wells   Percussion,Drums
Dale Wilson   Guitar
Arthur Woods   Piano
Arthur Wright   Guitar
Andy Crowdy   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Ted Hawkins   Arranger,Producer
Gary Stewart   Liner Notes
Tony Berg   Producer
Bruce Bromberg   Producer
John Cevetello   Engineer
Bill Dashiell   Engineer,Remixing
Gary Denton   Engineer
Will Gosling   Engineer
Hollis Halford   Engineer
Michael Messer   Producer
John Paterno   Engineer
Gary Peterson   Discographical Annotation
Susan Rogers   Engineer
Scott   Producer
Dennis Walker   Producer
Dale Wilson   Producer
Arthur Wright   Arranger
Jimmy Guterman   Liner Notes
Janet Wolsborn   Art Direction
Steve Woolard   Contributor
Nancy Meyer   Producer
Eddie Freeman   Engineer

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