NEW CD RELEASE
OF NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED RECORDINGS OF RONNIE DAWSON!
page booklet of photos & liner notes!)
Where to buy:
Bear Family Records
Recorded live at the James Dean Rockabilly Weekender, Marion,
Indiana on June 25, 1994, and recorded live in the Lasso
Productions Studio, Columbus, Ohio on May 5, 1994. Ronnie
Dawson with Rockabilly Trio, High Noon, and drummer, Lisa Pankratz, were recorded live and in the studio while on a road
tour that followed their debut concert at Carnegie Hall in New
York City on April 29, 1994. These recordings are previously
unpublished and are being released for the first time anywhere.
This is Ronnie Dawson at his absolute rockin' best! His
stellar backing band includes, High Noon's Shaun Young, Sean
Mencher and Kevin Smith along with Lisa Pankratz. These are the
same great Texas musicians who appeared with Ronnie on national
television for a live performance on 'The Conan O'Brien Show' in
1995. Includes new versions of classic Ronnie Dawson performed
songs such as 'Yum Yum Yum', 'Monkey Beat City', 'Rockin' In The
Grave Yard' and 'Rockin' Bones'. The live recording contains
a sensational impromptu acoustic jam by Ronnie and the band as
they keep the party going when the electricity goes out!
Ronnie Dawson was an incomparable performer who mesmerized
crowds with his unique brand of explosive Texabilly, Blues and
Rock 'n' Roll music. Ronnie began his career as a teen sensation
in late 1950s Dallas, Texas. Known as the 'Blonde Bomber', he
had some success with early Rockabilly favorites like 'Action
Packed' and 'Rockin' Bones'. Thanks to those early recordings, a
renewed interest in Ronnie developed in England and Europe in
the late 1980s. Thus began the most prolific years of his life.
Ronnie Dawson was fresh, relevant and exciting, not an 'oldies'
performer resting on his laurels. All throughout the 1990s and
up to his untimely demise at age 64 in 2003, Ronnie continued to
amaze with exciting new material and unforgettable performances.
The recordings released here for the first time, capture what
could surely be called the epitome of Ronnie Dawson during the
most thriving and creative years of his life.