Ronnie Hawkins / Mr Dynamo [Import]
Import-only two-fer from the under-rated Rock 'n' Roll genius. A consummate performer, he made the leap from high-powered Rockabilly, to Folk, to heartfelt Country just as he relocated from deep in the heart of Arkansas to the bitterly cold streets of Toronto. This quintessential release compiles his two best albums: Ronnie Hawkins (1959) and Mr. Dynamo (1960). Both Rock 'n' Roll gems contain the cream of the crop from Hawkins' hit-making stretch for the Roulette label during his early years. In addition, we have included five bonus tracks from the same period. These splendid recordings feature a virtual who's who of great musicians including Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Jimmy Ray Paulman, Sam Taylor and Floyd Cramer, among others. Hoo Doo Records.