Dale Hawkins

Delmar Allen Hawkins

Also known as D. Hawkins, D.Hawkins, Dale, Dale Hawkin, Delmar Allen "Dale" Hawkins, Hakins, Hawkins, L.D. Hawkins
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Discography of Dale Hawkins:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Susie-Q / Don't Treat Me This Way 2 Audio 1981 Checker
2 Oh! Suzy Q 20 Audio 1993 MCA Records
3 Susie-Q / Don't Treat Me This Way 2 Audio 1957 Checker
4 L.A., Memphis & Tyler, Texas 10 Audio 2006-11-27 Rev-Ola
5 La-Do-Dada 2 Audio 1958 Checker
6 Daredevil 12 Audio 1997 Norton Records (2)
7 La Do Dada / Juke 2 Audio Collectables
8 Daredevil 12 Audio 1997 Norton Records (2)
9 'Oh Suzie Q' Best Of Dale Hawkins Volume 1 13 Audio Checker
10 Oh! Suzy-Q 12 Audio 2011-03-21 Rumble Records (10)
11 Tornado / Little Pig 2 Audio 1958 Checker
12 Oh! Suzy-Q 12 Audio 1999
13 Dale Hawkins 14 Audio 1984 Chess
14 Oh! Suzy-Q 12 Audio 1958
15 Yea-Yea / Lonely Nights 2 Audio 1959 Checker
16 Bo Diddley / Susie-Q 2 Audio 1979 Eric Records
17 Dale Hawkins 14 Audio 1976 Chess
18 Rock 'N' Roll Tornado 30 Audio 1998 Ace
19 Class Cutter / Lonely Nights 2 Audio 1959-02-00 Checker
20 Baby, Baby / Mrs. Merguitory's Daughter 2 Audio 1957 Checker
21 Baby, Baby / Mrs. Merguitory's Daughter 2 Audio 1957 Checker
22 Class Cutter / Lonely Nights 2 Audio 1959 Checker
23 Hi Heeled Sneakers / Susie Q 2 Audio 1983 Chess
24 Oh! Suzy-Q 12 Audio 1996
25 My Babe 14 Audio 1986 Argo Records
26 Oh! Suzy-Q - The Definitive & Remastered Edition 24 Audio 2010 Hoodoo Records
27 Someday One Day / Take My Heart 2 Audio 1959 Checker
28 Susie-Q / Don't Treat Me This Way 2 Audio 1957 Quality
29 Susie-Q 2 Audio 1957-09-00 London Records
30 My Babe 2 Audio 1958 Checker
31 Stay At Home Lulu / I Can't Erase You (Out Of My Heart) 2 Audio 1961 Atlantic
32 Number Nine Train 2 Audio 1997 Norton Records (2)
33 Liza Jane / Back To School 2 Audio Checker
34 Wildcat Tamer 14 Audio 1999 Mystic Music & Entertainment
35 Back Down To Louisiana 12 Audio 2006 Plumtone Music
36 Tornado / Little Pig 2 Audio 1958 Checker
37 Love's Made A Fool Of You / Suzie-Q 2 Audio 1973 London Records
38 Suzie Q / High Heel Sneakers 2 Audio 1981 Chess International
39 Yea-Yea (Class Cutter) / Lonely Nights 2 Audio 1959 Checker
40 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby / My Dream 2 Audio 1959 Checker
41 L.A., Memphis & Tyler, Texas 10 Audio 1969
42 Hi Heeled Sneakers / Susie Q 2 Audio 1984 Chess
43 Poor Little Rhode Island 4 Audio Checker
44 L.A., Memphis & Tyler, Texas 10 Audio 1969 Bell Records


Born: 22nd August 1936 Goldmine, Louisiana, USA

Died: 13th February 2010

Pioneer American rock singer, songwriter, producer and rhythm guitarist who was often called the architect of swamp rock boogie. Fellow rockabilly pioneer [a478866] was his cousin.

In 1957, Hawkins was playing at Shreveport, Louisiana clubs, and although his music was influenced by the new rock and roll style of Elvis Presley and the guitar sounds of Scotty Moore, Hawkins blended that with the uniquely heavy blues sound of black Louisiana artists for his recording of his swamp-rock classic, "Susie Q." Fellow Louisiana guitarist and future Rock and Roll Hall of Famer James Burton provided the signature riff and solo. The song was chosen as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Creedence Clearwater Revival's version of the song on their 1968 debut album helped launch their career and today it is probably the best known version.

Hawkins went on to a long and successful career, recording a number of songs for Chess Records. In 1998, Ace Records issued a compilation album, Dale Hawkins, Rock 'n' Roll Tornado, which contained a collection of his early works and previously unreleased material. Other recordings include the cult classic "LA, Memphis and Tyler, Texas," and a 1999 release, "Wildcat Tamer," of all-new recordings that garnered Hawkins a 4-star review in Rolling Stone. However, his career was not limited to recording or performing. He hosted a teen dance party, The Dale Hawkins Show, on WCAU-TV in Philadelphia.

He then became a record producer, and found success with The Uniques' "Not Too Long Ago," the Five Americans' "Western Union," Jon & Robin's "Do It Again – A Little Bit Slower." He served as executive vice president of Abnak Records; Vice President, Southwest Division, Bell Records (here he produced Bruce Channel, Ronnie Self, James Bell, the Festivals, the Dolls, and the Gentrys); and A&R director, RCA West Coast Rock Division, working with Michael Nesmith and Harry Nilsson. In the 1990s, he produced "Goin Back to Mississippi" by R. L. Burnside's slide guitarist, Kenny Brown.

Hawkins' pioneering contributions have been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.


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