The Folk Ballads Of Ronnie Hawkins

Ronnie HawkinsJune 30, 1962
Rock℗ 2006 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company
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Originally issued on Roulette, this album was a kind of cash-in on the folk boom spawned the year before by Johnny Horton with his recording of "The Battle of New Orleans." The folk material here, includes a wailing version of "Motherless Child" and a subdued version of "The Cherry Song" (as "I Gave My Love a Cherry"), and works like "John Henry" and "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" (done very moodily) in Hawkins' arrangements, and there's also stuff like Gershwin's "Summertime" and "Brave Man" from a Paramount movie Red Garters. Hawkins' aggressively moody vocals make all of it appealing. The backing chorus that appears on most of the songs is a bit off-putting, but overall, this is a fairly appealing record of its kind, with Hawkins in fine musical form and generally on target in his interpretive decisions. (British import)

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Summertime2:38
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Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child2:18
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I Gave My Love a Cherry2:59
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Brave Man (From the Paramount Film 'Red Garters')2:37
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A Poor Wayfaring Stranger2:53
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Virginia Bride2:22
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Mister and Mississippi2:34
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John Henry2:01
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Fare Thee Well3:01
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One out of a Hundred2:22
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The Death of Floyd Collins3:06
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Love from Afar2:28
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Tracks
12
Released
September 19, 2006
Label
℗ 2006 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company
File type
MP3
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