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Ted Hawkins: Cold and Bitter Tears: Essential Recordings *

Track List

>Cold & Bitter Tears
>Bring It on Home Daddy
>If You Love Me
>Watch Your Step
>Lost Ones, The
>My Last Goodbye
>Peace & Happiness
>Sorry You're Sick
>Stay Close to Me
>Bad Dog

Album Notes

Personnel: Elizabeth Hawkins (vocals); Dale Wilson , Augie Brown, Phillip Walker (guitar); David Li (saxophone); Melvin Moore (trumpet); Arthur Woods (piano); Johnny Greer, Johnny Tucker (drums); Ina Bea Walker, Jimmy Grisby (background vocals).

Photographer: Jack Vartoogian.

His distinctively raspy-sweet voice suggests the deepest blues and the sultriest soul, while his lilting melodies and strummy guitar style are pure pop and folk. Singer-songwriter Ted Hawkins, who divided his time between busking for passers-by in Venice Beach and playing sold-out concerts in Europe, was a unique talent who recorded very little during his lifetime. Thankfully, this Rounder compilation gathers the best of his originals and covers. It is an excellent introduction for new fans.


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