GET YOURSELF SOME GOOD OLD SCRATCHY 45-rpm SWAMP ROCK BOOGIE
This one is fairly obscure, I’d be the first to admit, but man oh man, it’s one of the best rockabilly flavored rockin’ tunes ever cranked out. It was one I practiced my dance moves to, back when high school sock hops were still in my elementary school future…
DALE HAWKINS AT-A-GLANCE
· Born in Goldmine, LA in 1936 as Delmar Allen Hawkins · cousin of that other rockabilly giant, Ronnie Hawkins · called the architect of “swamp rock boogie” · composed the famous “Susie Q”- best known cover to my generation is CCR · did some producing, including 60s hit “Western Union” by The Five Americans · 2007 Rockabilly Hall of Fame inductee
So without further ado, here it is, his hit song that I used to dance too, “La Do Da.” Hope it stays posted on YouTube for a while. You’re right, it’s not the most screamingly original title, but have a listen. It's a great song, and ya gotta love that scratchy old Mono!
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.