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  • RONNIE HAWKINS THE BALLADS OF RONNIE HAWKINS  CD

THE BALLADS OF RONNIE HAWKINS CD

Barcode number: 4000127162298
C$26.99
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BEAR FAMILY RECORDS - CD DIGIPAC WITH 32 PAGE BOOKLET
RELEASED 2011

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The very best of Ronnie Hawkins' exquisite ballads for Roulette, Hawk, Cotillion, Monument and Quality. A career-spanning compilation which includes the John Lennon-endorsed Down In The Alley - a US chart entry - and Canadian best-sellers like Bluebirds Over The Mountain and (Stuck In) Lodi. Surprisingly sensitive singing from the wild man of rock 'n' roll. This is why Elvis listened to the performer they still call 'Mr Dynamo'. Brilliant interpretations of heartbreaking songs from America's greatest tunesmiths including Hank Williams, Tim Hardin and Bob Dylan. The very best back up musicians with appearances by Levon Helm, Hank Garland, Duck Dunn and slide guitar maestro Duane Allman.

Ronnie Hawkins's superlative rockabilly and rock 'n' roll tracks are already available on 'Ronnie Hawkins Rocks' (BCD 16873), an absolute must-have for all rock 'n' roll fans and anyone else who might wonder where The Band learned their trade. In short, the man is a demigod to hard core greasers. This set, however, is distinguished by Hawkins's warm, fluid and sensual singing on wonderful songs by America's greatest songwriters including Hank Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Jesse Winchester, Tim Hardin and Bob Dylan.

It's not what Ronnie Hawkins is famous for but you'll be moved by his flair for carrying slower melodies of unparalleled beauty and his graceful mastery of melancholic and highly evocative songs. 'One More Night' wrote 'Rolling Stone' 'is shockingly good. Hawkins's voice slides over the lyrics like liquid over glass. His taste and timing are impeccable. The definition of finesse'.

One More Night is here, along with another 29 examples of country, folk and blues ballads at their underrated best.

 

Track Listing
Home From The Forest
Brand New Tennessee Waltz
Someone Like You
Odessa
You Cheated You Lied
Treasure Of Love
Love Me Like You Can
One More Night
Lonely Hours
I May Never Get To Heaven
I Gave My Love A Cherry
Ballad Of Caryl Chessman
Mister & Mississippi
Honey Love
One Out Of A Hundred
The Death Of Floyd Collins
The Same Old Song
Your Cheating Heart
Lonesome Town
Weary Blues From Waitin'
Pledging My Love
There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Bluebirds Over The Mountain
You Win Again
The Lady Came From Baltimore
(Stuck In) Lodi
Dreams Do Come True
Down In The Alley