Let It Rock (Ronnie Hawkins album)

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Let It Rock
Live album by
Released1995
RecordedJanuary 8, 1995
VenueMassey Hall, Toronto
GenreRock & roll
Length74:48
LabelQuality
ProducerRonnie Hawkins, Steve Thomson
Singles from Let It Rock
  1. "Days Gone By"

Let It Rock is a Juno Award-nominated album that documents American-Canadian singer Ronnie Hawkins' 60th birthday celebration and concert at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1][2] The concert took place on January 8, 1995 and featured performances by Hawkins, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Band and Larry Gowan. Jeff Healey sat in on guitar for most, if not all, of the performances. Hawkins' band, The Hawks, or permutations of it, backed most, if not all, of the acts. All of the musicians performing that night were collectively dubbed "The Rock ‘N’ Roll Orchestra". The concert is among the last recorded of both Perkins and Rick Danko of The Band. An eponymous video of the concert was also released.

The album also included a studio track of Hawkins performing his song "Days Gone By", backed by The Band and The Hawks. It was released as a single which went gold in Canada and reached 51 on the country charts in that country.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitlePrincipal ActLength
1."Let It Rock"Ronnie Hawkins5:34
2."Down in the Alley"Ronnie Hawkins5:35
3."Mama Come Home"Ronnie Hawkins3:09
4."Remedy"The Band4:08
5."When There's Time for Love"Larry Gowan4:15
6."Good Golly, Miss Molly"Larry Gowan2:01
7."Long Tall Sally"Larry Gowan2:19
8."Wild Little Willy"Ronnie Hawkins3:44
9."Matchbox"Carl Perkins4:04
10."Blue Suede Shoes"Carl Perkins3:22
11."Mary Lou"Ronnie Hawkins1:51
12."Ruby Baby"Ronnie Hawkins3:49
13."The Weight"The Band5:20
14."Rock 'N' Roll Shoes"The Band4:56
15."Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"Jerry Lee Lewis4:34
16."Great Balls of Fire"Jerry Lee Lewis4:16
17."Hey! Bo Diddley"Ronnie Hawkins4:41
18."Who Do You Love?"Ronnie Hawkins3:29
19."Days Gone By" (bonus studio track)Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks w/The Band3:41

Personnel[edit]

  • Brent Bailey - keyboards
  • Jerry Baird - drums
  • Richard Bell - keyboards
  • Tim Bouaconti - vocals
  • Sam Boutzouvis - guitar, vocals
  • Randy Ciarlante - drums, vocals
  • Rick Danko - bass, vocals
  • Terry Danko - bass
  • Jerry Elston - guitar
  • Larry Gowan - keyboards, vocals
  • Leah Hawkins - vocals
  • Robin Hawkins - guitar
  • Ronnie Hawkins - vocals, producer
  • Jeff Healey - guitar
  • Levon Helm - drums, vocals
  • Bert Hermiston - tenor saxophone
  • Garth Hudson - horn, keyboards
  • Peter Jeffrey - trumpet
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - piano
  • Lianne - vocals
  • Rick Morrison - baritone saxophone
  • Carl Perkins - guitar, vocals
  • Stan Perkins - drums
  • Pat Rush - slide guitar
  • Joe Schenck - piano
  • Bob Shindle - engineer
  • Brian 'Buzz' Thompson - guitar
  • Steve Thomson - producer
  • Jim Weider - guitar
  • Henry Zmijak - monitor engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Let It Rock - Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  2. ^ "Ronnie Hawkins Biography". Ronniehawkins.com. 1935-01-10. Archived from the original on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  3. ^ Ronnie Hawkins
  4. ^ "Let it ROCK!". Theband.hiof.no. Retrieved 2012-02-27.

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