Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Ronnie Hawkins - The Hawk (1971 us, remarkable roots 'n' roll country folk blues rock feat Duane Allman, 2011 edition)

For 1971's "The Hawk", Hawkins travelled to Florida to Atlantic’s South Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida for sessions with the Dixie Flyers.  He retained Allman’s services as well as those of Donald “Duck” Dunn (bass), Charlie Freeman (guitar), Jim Dickinson (piano/guitar), Mike Utley (organ), Sammy Creason (drums) and the Memphis Horns under Tom Dowd’s watchful eye.  

Despite the change in locale, the same spirit pervades this album, which is similarly filled with pure rock-and-roll rave-ups and well-selected covers by writers like Tim Hardin (“The Lady Came From Baltimore,” “Black Sheep Boy”), Roy Orbison (“Ooby Dooby”), Charlie Rich (“Lonely Weekends”) and even Paul Simon (“Leaves That Are Green”).
by Joe Marchese, August 17, 2011

Ronnie Hawkins, Arkansas native and Canadian transplant died May 29th, 2022, after a long illness. 
1. Don't Tell Me Your Troubles (Don Gibson) - 2:14
2. Sick And Tired (Chris Kenner, Dave Bartholomew) - 2:47
3. Lonely Weekends (Charlie Rich) - 2:24
4. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (Granville "Stick" McGhee) - 3:10
5. Red Rooster (Willie Dixon) - 2:31
6. Ooby Dooby (Dick Penner, Wayde Moore) - 2:08
7. The Lady Came From Baltimore (Tim Hardin) - 2:38
8. Leaves That Are Green (Paul Simon) - 2:05
9. Patricia (Ronnie Hawkins) - 3:06
10.Odessa (Jacqueline Magill, Ronnie Hawkins) - 3:20
11.Treasure Of Love (Joe Shapiro, Lou Stillman) - 2:28
12.Black Sheep Boy (Tim Hardin) - 3:03

*Ronnie Hawkins - Vocals
The Dixie Flyers
*Jim Dickinson - Piano, Acoustic Guitar
*Mike Utley - Organ
*Charlie Freeman - Electric, Acoustic Guitars
*Sammy Creason - Drums
*Duane Allman - Electric Guitar (Tracks 2-6, 12), Dobro (Tracks 1,9,10)
*Donald "Duck" Dunn - Bass
*THe Memphis Horns - Horns (Tracks 2,5)

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