Thursday, August 21, 2008

Horns: LA-Memphis-Tyler

Dale Hawkins: LA-Memphis-Tyler


Dale Hawkins hit it big in '59 with Suzie Q, but created his roots rock masterpiece 10 years later. Recorded in three cities, the album title pays them tribute: "LA, Memphis & Tyler, Texas." It was finally put out on CD two years ago and it's a real cooker, featuring two tracks penned by fellow swamp rocker Bobby Charles.

A few cuts have killer horn charts, the instrumental Back Street, Little Rain Cloud, and the title track above. I wonder in which town they were recorded.

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