Sunday, August 7, 2011

"Susie Q"

OK, back to the 50's: Louisiana native Dale Hawkins wrote this '57 blues-infused rockabilly classic and recorded it in less than one hour with 15 year-old James Burton on lead guitar. The title is based upon a 1930's dance. Peaked at #7 R&B and #27 Pop. Creedence Clearwater Revival's '68 8:37 min. cover was their first single and launched their career, peaking at #11. Their only Top 40 hit not written by John Fogerty.

Yesterday's answer: "On The Sunny Side Of The Street". Willie's "Stardust" album is one of those that I would need if I were stranded on a deserted island - a masterpiece!​ch?v=vZmgv1ywdkw

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