Ronnie Hawkins [1970]

Ronnie Hawkins [1970]

by Ronnie HawkinsRonnie Hawkins


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On the heels of the Band's breakthrough, Ronnie Hawkins seized his tangential spotlight, signing to Cotillion Records in 1970 and recording this eponymous album. Produced by Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler, Ronnie Hawkins is pitched halfway between rockabilly and the early dawn of progressive folk-country, with the Hawk singing two songs apiece from Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot. Hawkins acquits himself well on this folkier material, particularly when it's pitched to a soft AM pop crossover audience as it is on the closing Lightfoot number "Home from the Forest," but that's more of a testament to Dowd and Wexler than it is to Ronnie. The singer really sounds best when he's tearing into '50s rock & roll classics -- "Matchbox," a truly gutsy "Down in the Alley," revivals of "Forty Days" and "Who Do You Love" -- and that leaves Ronnie Hawkins a bit off-kilter: oddly, the material that was meant to sound contemporary is what sounds dated and the tunes that were oldies in 1970 now sound liveliest.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2011
Label: Wounded Bird Records
UPC: 0664140901926
catalogNumber: 9019
Rank: 37128

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ronnie Hawkins   Primary Artist,Vocals
King Biscuit Boy   Harmonica
Duane Allman   Guitar
Barry Beckett   Keyboards
Scott Cushnie   Keyboards
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Eddie Hinton   Guitar
David Hood   Bass
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bill Anderson   Composer
Gordon Lightfoot   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Jerry Jeff Walker   Composer
Buddy Killen   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Ritchie Yorke   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Berns   Composer

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