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Love You Most of All - More Songs From Venice Bch
Ted Hawkins
Love You Most of All - More Songs From Venice Bch
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop, R&B
 
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1

This album is subtitled "More Songs from Venice Beach," and it's easy to imagine the late singer-guitarist sitting on the boardwalk, serenading passersby. There's a peacefulness about this music; Hawkins's playing is skill...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ted Hawkins
Title: Love You Most of All - More Songs From Venice Bch
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Evidence
Release Date: 9/29/1998
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop, R&B
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Acoustic Blues, Modern Blues, Singer-Songwriters, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 730182800326

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This album is subtitled "More Songs from Venice Beach," and it's easy to imagine the late singer-guitarist sitting on the boardwalk, serenading passersby. There's a peacefulness about this music; Hawkins's playing is skillful and accomplished, and his voice goes down as smoothly as fine bourbon. In a way, it's rather ironic; Hawkins's life was anything but easy, and although he became a star overseas, he never garnered much attention in the U.S. until shortly before his death in 1995. This CD contains three previously unreleased tracks, along with Hawkins's take on several classics: "Dock of the Bay" is here, along with "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Chain Gang," and "59th Street Bridge Song." Blending elements of soul and even country with his blues with perfect aplomb, it's clear that Hawkins was an unusual talent, and it's sad that recognition of that fact came so late. --Genevieve Williams

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Simply Great
Kevman | White Plains, NY USA | 01/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I like Hawkins work alot, especially when he is alone on guitar and this one is probably my favorite. He takes great classics by folks like Hank Williams, Sam Cooke, Otis Reding and does wonderful versions of them. Makes them his songs in a really nice soulful way. Actually does the definitive version of some of these classics and I did not think that would have been possible. This is a great one."
The Great Busker of Venice Beach
thisisgibbie | Indianapolis | 08/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The late-Ted Hawkins was the great busker of Venice Beach.

This recording has quite a broad collection from "North to Alaska", "Your Cheatin Heart", "Bring it on Home to Me", "Happy Days" and "Sweet Jesus".

He had a voice similar to Sam Cooke, yet more personal. He interprets every song as though he just wrote it and is singing to the listener.

This man had a hard life, though through the wash, it yielded one of the sweetest singing voices of our times with a lot of personal depth.

In my book, he is one of the most important American singers of the last 30 years."
A soul master
Jostein Berntsen | Porsgrunn, Norway | 05/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The songs from Venice Beach were one of many high points in this marvellous artist's career. I started with the LP release of 'Watch your step' many years ago and was a fan of it for many years, and then I was delighted to hear the two Venice Beach LP's which are among my favourite records. This man's voice was and is heavenly and his interpretations are genuinly his. Many of his best are here. I especially love his version of 'San Fransisco' which he ad-libs to great ending."