Ronnie Dawson

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 Rockin' Bones / Congratulations To Me 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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Ronnie Dawson Discography Tracks

Albums

NO HIT 002 Ronnie Dawson Still-A-Lot-Of-Rhythm !(LP, Album) No Hit Records NO HIT 002 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Ronnie Dawson Rockinitis (Album) No Hit Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
CCR-9431-2 Ronnie Dawson Monkey Beat(CD, Album) Crystal Clear Sound CCR-9431-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
Ronnie Dawson Just Rockin' And Rollin' (Album) No Hit Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
COTR8124 Ronnie Dawson Live At The Continental Club(CD) Continental Records (15) COTR8124 US 1998 Sell This Version
YEP 2012 Ronnie Dawson More Bad Habits(CD, Album) Yep Roc Records YEP 2012 US 2000 Sell This Version
BCD16828 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

Singles & EPs

Ronnie Dee* Action Packed / I Make The Love (Single) Back Beat (2) US 1959 Sell This Version
Ronnie Dawson My Big Desire (Single) Maverick (5) US 1959 Sell This Version
"The Blond Bomber" Ronnie Dawson* Rockin' Bones / Congratulations To Me (Single) Rockin' Records (5) US 1959 Sell This Version
Ronnie Dawson Summer's Comin' / Decided By The Angels Swan US 1960 Sell This Version
S4047 Ronnie Dawson Hazel / Ain't That A Kick In The Head(7") Swan S4047 US 1960 Sell This Version
DCL-716, DCL-717 Ronnie Dawson Make Me Your Man(7", Single) Sandeb, Sandeb DCL-716, DCL-717 US 1965 Sell This Version
Ronnie Dawson & The Frantic Flattops Ronnie Dawson & The Frantic Flattops - Boy Next Door / Rockin' Boppin' Fever (Single) Rock-A-Billy Record Co. US 1994 Sell This Version
NO HIT 45-101 Ronnie Dawson Up Jumped The Devil(7", Single) No Hit Records NO HIT 45-101 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

CCR 9643-2 Ronnie Dawson Rockin' Bones - The Legendary Masters(2xCD, Comp) Crystal Clear Sound CCR 9643-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
RUM201109 Ronnie Dawson Rockin' Bones - The Legendary Masters(LP, Comp) Rumble Records (10) RUM201109 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
Ronnie Dawson Rockin Bones (Comp) No Hit Records UK Unknown Sell This Version
RD LP 2 Ronnie Dawson Action Packed(10", Comp) Not On Label RD LP 2 Unknown Sell This Version

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