If all you know by Dale Hawkins is Susie Q, then, brother, this 35-track CD is for you! Dale’s Chess recordings packed a wallop in every track, with such guitarists as James Burton and Roy Buchanan providing the fireworks alongside Dale. Five unreleased tracks and alternate takes accompany Susie Q; La-Do-Dada; See You Soon Baboon; Four Letter Word (Rock); Boogie Woogie Teenage Girl; Sweetie Pie, and more. Huge booklet, too!
2007 digitally remastered collection of great recordings done by the architect of "Swamp Rock Boogie". He will be forever identified with just one hit... but what a hit! Susie Q. Creedence Clearwater Revival, Elvis Presley & the Everly Brothers all recorded it along with many others. But Hawkins originated it and James Burton played the guitar lick that is forever etched in a rock 'n' roll fan's subconscious mind. But there was much more to Hawkins on Chess Records and 50 years later the full story is revealed on Bear Family. He came from the thriving Shreveport scene, alongside Elvis, Johnny Horton, Tommy Sands and many others. Win, lose, or draw, he was always able to find the all-time greatest guitarists. After James Burton quit to join Ricky Nelson, Dale recruited Roy Buchanan, who is heard on several tracks here. Fifty years after Susie Q, here is complete story of Dale Hawkins on Chess!