Album Details

May 02, 2011
Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, AM Pop

Album Review

This double-disc, 49-track set combines Ronnie Hawkins' four LPs for Roulette Records, originally recorded and released between 1958 and 1962, including 1958’s Ronnie Hawkins, 1960’s polar opposites Mr. Dynamo and The Folk Ballads of Ronnie Hawkins, and another thematic experiment, 1962’s Ronnie Hawkins Sings the Songs of Hank Williams. It adds up to a lot of Hawkins, and it’s all over the map stylistically, but when he nails a song, which he does frequently, he sounds like the unsung legend he was. This is only for serious fans and collectors, though. A more condensed, single-disc version of this set would be ideal as an introduction to this passionate and endearing singer.
Steve Leggett, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Forty Days
  2. Odessa
  3. Wild Little Willy
  4. Ruby Baby
  5. Horace
  6. Mary Lou
  7. Need Your Lovin' (Oh So Bad)
  8. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
  9. One of These Days
  10. Oh Sugar
  11. Whatcha Gonna Do (When the Creek Runs Dry)
  12. My Girl Is Red Hot
  13. Clara
  14. Hey Boba Lou
  15. Someone Like You
  16. Dreams Do Come True
  17. Hayride
  18. Honey Don't
  19. Lonely Hours
  20. Sick and Tired
  21. Love Me Like You Can
  22. You Cheated, You Lied
  23. Baby Jean
  24. Southern Love
  25. The Ballad of Caryl Chessman [*]
  26. Summertime
  27. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
  28. I Gave My Love a Cherry
  29. Brave Man
  30. Wayfaring Stranger
  31. Virginia Bride
  32. Mister and Mississippi
  33. John Henry
  34. Fare Thee Well
  35. One Out of a Hundred
  36. The Death of Floyd Collins
  37. Love from Afar
  38. Cold Cold Heart
  39. Hey Good Lookin'
  40. Your Cheatin' Heart
  41. Weary Blues from Waitin'
  42. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
  43. Nobody's Lonesome for Me
  44. Ramblin' Man
  45. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  46. You Win Again
  47. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)
  48. I Hear That Lonesome Whistle
  49. Jambalaya
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