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Album Review

This 20-track CD has all his essential early recordings, with both sides of five singles (the Swan teen idol efforts aren't included). Besides "Action Packed," ahighlights are the subsequent A-sides "Do Do Do" and "Rockin' Bones," as well as a spooky rendering of "Riders In The Sky." The unreleased tracks include several raw demos he cut prior to his first single, as well as a few outtakes from his Columbia session that feature some harmonica work by Delbert McClinton.


Born: 11 August 1939 in Dallas, TX

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '80s, '90s

An only child, born in Dallas and raised in Waxahachie, TX to a swing bandleader father (Pinky Dawson), Ronnie Dawson launched his musical career while still in his teens. Forming a band, Ronnie Dee and the D Men, he won a talent contest at the Big D Jamboree in Dallas ten weeks in a row. He signed with Gene Vincent's manager, Ed MacLemore and came close to achieving success as a rockabilly guitarist/singer. His first two singles, "Action Packed" b/w "I Make the Love" and "Rockin' Bones," (credited...
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