August 22: Dale Hawkins Birthday – Listen to Bob Dylan and Others Cover “Susie Q”

Oh Susie Q, oh Susie Q
Oh Susie Q baby I love you, Susie Q
I like the way you walk
I like the way you talk
I like the way you walk
I like the way you talk
Susie Q

The late Dale Hawkins was born August 22,  1936.

In 1957, Hawkins was playing at Shreveport, Louisiana clubs, and although his music was influenced by the new rock and roll style of Elvis Presley and the guitar sounds of Scotty Moore, Hawkins blended that with the uniquely heavy blues sound of black Louisiana artists for his recording of his swamp-rock classic, “Susie Q.” Fellow Louisiana guitarist and future Rock and Roll Hall of Famer James Burton provided the signature riff and solo.

Other versions

Eric Von Schmidt’s Home
532 Beach Road, Siesta Key
Sarasota, Florida
May 1964

  • Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal, harmonica)
  • Eric von Schmidt (guitar, vocal, harmonica)

Johnny Winter (Live Grugahalle Essen 21./22.04.1979)

Creedence Clearwater Revival

The Rolling Stones

Johnny Rivers

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