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Release date: 
July 29, 2013
Total songs: 
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Red Hat

At 78, rockabilly legend and Canadian national treasure Ronnie Hawkins is rompin' at a slower pace these days, but this timely Best Of collection takes us back to his many past glories. He is equally convincing on ballads ("Lonely Hours", "Love Like You Can") and rockers ("Red Hot", "Ruby Baby" ) and the warmth of his big-hearted voice shines throughout. His big hits like "Forty Days" and "Mary Lou" are included here, and they still sound great, 50 years on. Rock history books will inevitably stress Ronnie's role in launching The Band, but Red Hat reminds us of his own great catalogue of songs.