Thursday, August 21, 2014


A few weeks ago I was helping a friend go through her dad's record collection. I'd never had the opportunity to meet her dad, but after going through about a third of his collection, it was apparent that he was my kinda music fiend. His collection was incredibly varied, and almost all of the albums were in really good shape, If the LP came with some sort of insert, they were there (The Isaac Hayes's "Black Moses" LP with the giant fold out cover still had a coupon to get the Isaac Hayes discount on a subscription to Ebony magazine.) A lot of them still had the shrink wrap on them. And he was a man of taste. To give you an idea, while we were going through them, we were spinning random selections, including an early King Sunny Ade, followed by Bud Shanks' soundtrack for Bruce Brown's 1959 surf film Slippery When Wet, and after that, Ronnie Hawkin's self-titled LP. Yeah, "Who Do You Love". The two gutterall screams (at :52 and 1:56) are among my favorite monosyllabic passages of all time. The outro yelp at the end is just icing on the cake.

Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks - Who Do You Love mp3 (via at The Slow Drag Blue "Download" button on the top right of the screen at
Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks - Mary Lou mp3 at FHS 1961 (?)
Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks - Dizzy Miss Lizzy mp3 at Mp3 Rockabilly
Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks - Southern Love mp3
at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks - Forty Days mp3
at Boogie Woogie Flu
Ronnie Hawkins
at Wikipedia

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