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SeÒor Chubba is a lifelong New Orleanian and a casual music slob.

Dale Hawkins (and the Lewis sisters) – La-Do-Dada – Song of the Day

Dale Hawkins and the Lewis Sisters on the Louisiana Hayride

Above: The Lewis Sisters- Rose, left, and Margaret, right, with Dale Hawkins on stage at the Louisiana Hayride.

“In April 1957 Margaret Lewis won 2nd prize at a talent show in Plainview, sponsored by Johnny Horton, the prize being a guest appearance at the Louisiana Hayride at Shreveport. There, Johnny and Tilman Franks introduced her to local businesswoman Mira Smith, who had her own studio and played guitar with young local cats like James Burton. An aspiring songwriter, she took Margaret under her wing, sending her out on the road with local star Dale Hawkins. Margaret and her sister Rose ended up doing backing vocals for some of Dale`s Checker sessions in Chicago, singing on Baby Baby, Mrs Merguitory’s Daughter, La-Do-Da -Da, Superman and most memorably of all the awesome Little Pig. Later she sang on the equally awesome Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby by Dale.”

Phil Davies from Black Cat Rockabilly Europe

Two of Dale Hawkins Checker sides where the Lewis Sisters are on backup vocals are today’s song of the day -the dreamy La-Do-Dada and the R&B drenched Ain’t that Loving You Babe.

Margaret Lewis will recount her time with Dale Hawkins with music writer Michael Hurtt this Tuesday July 17th, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Old US Mint in New Orleans at the Heroes of Louisiana Music series at the Mint.

Dale Hawkins – La-Do-Dada

Dale Hawkins – Ain’t That Loving You Baby

Margaret Lewis- From the Cradle to the Blues – Song of the Day

From the Cradle to the Blues – one of Margaret Lewis’ slow burning classics from her RAM sides. Come see this queen of rockabilly and country soul perform and reflect on her storied career with music writer Michael Hurtt this Tuesday July 17th, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Old Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave, New … Continue reading Margaret Lewis- From the Cradle to the Blues – Song of the Day

Reconsider Louisiana’s Queen of Rockabilly and Country Soul: Margaret Lewis at the Mint, July 17th, 2012

“Shreveport could have been another Nashville.” So declares singer, songwriter, and music entrepreneur Margaret Lewis, the West Texas-born songbird who got her first big start in 1957 with an invitation to appear on the Louisiana Hayride. The glory days of the nationally broadcast Hayride – which launched the careers of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Elvis … Continue reading Reconsider Louisiana’s Queen of Rockabilly and Country Soul: Margaret Lewis at the Mint, July 17th, 2012

Shrimp and Gumbo – Dave Bartholomew – Song of the Day

Auto repeat for Mardi Gras. Shrimp and Gumbo, Dave Bartholomew

Jimmy Donley – Think it Over – Song of the Day

THIS is the way to start the week! One of the Gulf Coast’s greatest songwriters greatest song. Jimmy Donley- Think it Over. (Tommy McLain also has a killer version to boot.)