Ronnie Dawson

Real Name:
Ronald Monroe Dawson
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American rockabilly and rock & roll singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Dallas, Texas.

Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Waxahachie, Texas, from 1935 to 1941 his father ran Pinky Dawson's The Manhattan Merrymakers dance band, which played every day on KRLD. The young Ronnie played French horn in the high-school band and double-bass every Sunday in church. However, he excelled as a guitar player and he was soon copying the records of Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. Ronnie's professional music career began in the late 1950s when he found success with singles like Action Packed / I Make The Love (under the alias Ronnie Dee) and Congratulations To Me / Rockin' Bones under his nickname 'The Blonde Bomber'. From 1961 until 1969, he sang and played with the The Levee Singers, who often appeared on national television shows, and did session work. One day, at the end of another artist's session, he tore into Do, Do, Do and this led to more rockabilly recordings, released either under the name of Snake Munroe or Commonwealth Jones. In the late 1980s, a renewed interest in Ronnie's rockabilly recordings developed in Europe, and he continued to perform all throughout the 1990s, up to his untimely death in 2003 at the age of 64.

Born in Dallas, Texas on August 11, 1939; married Chris Davis in 1996; died in Dallas, Texas on September 30, 2003.
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Albums

NO HIT 002 Still-A-Lot-Of-Rhythm! — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Still-A-Lot-Of-Rhythm!(LP, Album) No Hit Records NO HIT 002 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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No Hit CD-04 Rockinitis — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Rockinitis (Album) No Hit Records No Hit CD-04 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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CCR-9431-2 Monkey Beat — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Monkey Beat (Album) No Hit Records CCR-9431-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
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UPSTART 032, UPSTART CD 032 Just Rockin' & Rollin' — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Just Rockin' & Rollin' (Album) No Hit Records UPSTART 032, UPSTART CD 032 US 1996 Sell This Version
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COTR8124 Live At The Continental Club — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Live At The Continental Club(CD) Continental Records (15) COTR8124 US 1998 Sell This Version
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YEP 2012 More Bad Habits — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson More Bad Habits(CD, Album) Yep Roc Records YEP 2012 US 2000 Sell This Version
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BCD16828 The Carnegie Hall Tour  — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson & High Noon (4) with Lisa Pankratz Ronnie Dawson & High Noon (4) with Lisa Pankratz - The Carnegie Hall Tour (CD, Album, Dig) Bear Family Records BCD16828 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

101 My Big Desire — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson My Big Desire (Single) Maverick (5) 101 US 1959 Sell This Version
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522 Action Packed / I Make The Love — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dee* Action Packed / I Make The Love (Single) Back Beat (2) 522 US 1959 Sell This Version
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#1 Congratulations To Me / Rockin' Bones — Ronnie Dawson "The Blond Bomber" Ronnie Dawson* Congratulations To Me / Rockin' Bones(7", Single) Rockin' Records (5) #1 US 1959 Sell This Version
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B-3004X Summer's Comin' / Decided By The Angels — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Summer's Comin' / Decided By The Angels (Single) Swan B-3004X Canada 1960 Sell This Version
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S-4047 Hazel  / Ain't That A Kick In The Head — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Hazel / Ain't That A Kick In The Head Swan S-4047 US 1960 Sell This Version
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DCL-716, DCL-717 Make Me Your Man — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Make Me Your Man(7", Single) Sandeb, Sandeb DCL-716, DCL-717 US 1965 Sell This Version
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R-500 Boy Next Door / Rockin' Boppin' Fever — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson & The Frantic Flattops Ronnie Dawson & The Frantic Flattops - Boy Next Door / Rockin' Boppin' Fever (Single) Rock-A-Billy Record Co. R-500 US 1994 Sell This Version
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RD 01 Slenderella — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Slenderella(7", Single, Ltd, RE) Back Beat (2) RD 01 US 2019 Sell This Version
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NO HIT 45-101 Up Jumped The Devil — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Up Jumped The Devil(7", Single) No Hit Records NO HIT 45-101 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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KDA-18 141 / KDA-18 142 Up Jumped The Devil / Just Rockin' & Rollin' — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson With The Tin Stars Ronnie Dawson With The Tin Stars - Up Jumped The Devil / Just Rockin' & Rollin'(7", Single) No Hit Records KDA-18 141 / KDA-18 142 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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Compilations

NO HIT 001 Rockin Bones — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Rockin Bones (Comp) No Hit Records NO HIT 001 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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CCR 9643-2 Rockin' Bones - The Legendary Masters — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Rockin' Bones - The Legendary Masters(2xCD, Comp) Crystal Clear Sound CCR 9643-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
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RD LP 2 Action Packed — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Action Packed(10", Comp) Not On Label RD LP 2 1997 Sell This Version
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RUM201109 Rockin' Bones - The Legendary Masters — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Rockin' Bones - The Legendary Masters(LP, Comp) Rumble Records (10) RUM201109 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
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10" LP 2008, LP 2008 Action Packed — Ronnie Dawson Ronnie Dawson Action Packed(10", Comp, Ltd) Multigroove Records (2), Multigroove Records (2) 10" LP 2008, LP 2008 France 2019 Sell This Version