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Next Hundred Years
Ted Hawkins
Next Hundred Years
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop
 
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For years Ted Hawkins sat on a milk crate on the Venice Beach boardwalk in California and passed the hat. Although he strummed an acoustic guitar, he was not a blues or folk artist; he was a soul singer in the fashion of h...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Ted Hawkins
Title: Next Hundred Years
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Fontana Geffen
Original Release Date: 3/29/1994
Release Date: 3/29/1994
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 720642462720

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For years Ted Hawkins sat on a milk crate on the Venice Beach boardwalk in California and passed the hat. Although he strummed an acoustic guitar, he was not a blues or folk artist; he was a soul singer in the fashion of his biggest hero, Sam Cooke. On Hawkins' first major-label release (though his sixth album overall), that passionate soulfulness in his raspy voice and insistent guitar still dominates the foreground, even though producer Tony Berg has tastefully mixed in supportive musicians. Readers have good reason to be suspicious when critics hail an obscure street singer as a major talent, but Hawkins, who died shortly after this record's release, was the real thing. If Cooke himself had bounced in and out of prison all his life and ended up singing on the street with an acoustic guitar, it's hard to imagine how he would have sounded any different than this. --Geoffrey Himes

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One of the greatest voices ever.
fluffy, the human being. | forest lake, mn | 02/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i saw ted hawkins perform live at "the fine line" in minneapolis a few months before he passed away and that was one show i will never forget. the man had simply about as amazing a voice as you will ever hear. often misplaced in "the blues" section of music stores, mr hawkins was actually a soul singer, but without string arrangements and horns; he was an acoustic guitar based performer, unlike most soul singers. folk or soul, or whatever you want to label it, his music is electrifying because of THAT VOICE. this recording is his best. his version of jesse winchester's "biloxi" is spellbinding (and here the producer must get some credit for the tasteful overdubbing of other instruments over ted's guitar strumming). "as long as i can see the light," is another classic take of incomparable beauty. i could go on and on. just get this great recording. you will love it."
Next Hundred Years My Comments
Geordie Daneliuk | Russell,MB,Canada | 01/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had heard one song from the CD on a radio program I particularly enjoy,and from two lines into the song,I knew I liked it a lot.Later,when I ordered the CD,I was sure I would like the rest of it,and I was not disappointed.Ted Hawkins' style is very powerful."
Nothing like it.
Dann T. Searcy | kansas city, MO | 01/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first time I heard Ted Hawkins it stopped me dead in my tracks. How can something this good linger in obscurity. It's like finding a place deep in the woods with waterfalls and wild flowers that no one knows about.
Well now you know....so close your eyes and take it all in. All of his CD's are good, but I believe this one is the best."