SUSIE Q

Latest update on 05/10/2015

Artist: Dale Hawkins
Author: Dale Hawkins/Stan Lewis/Elly Broadwater
Label: Checker
Year: 1957

North Louisiana swamp rocker. Trademark guitar lick courtesy of James Burton, 15 year old key member of the Louisiana Hayride houseband. No James Burton among the creditholders, his place is taken by Stan Lewis, record shop holder in downtown Shreveport. This track had been recorded in the backroom of that shop where Dale was a part-time employee. Susie Q was named after Stan & Paula Lewis' newborn baby girl and she got that name because Leonard Chess named his daughter Susie as well. Stan & Paula's first born son had even been named Lenny after Leonard Chess, their way to show appreciation for distributing home-made releases like this one. This all predated Stan's own Jewel/Paula labels. And who's third 'author' Ellie Broadwater? She was Nashville DJ Gene Nobles's girlfriend; her name there was a pure case of payola.

Covers:

1960s:

Ronnie Hawkins [not related]

1961:

Bobby Vee

1963:

Lonnie Mack

1963:

Chet Atkins

1963:

Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs

1963:

Astronauts

1964:

Gene Vincent

1964:

Johnny Hallyday [as Susie-Lou]

1965:

Rolling Stones

1965:

Johnny Rivers

1965:

Barbarians

1965:

Mickey Gilley

1965:

Everly Brothers

1968:

Creedence Clearwater Revival

1970:

José Feliciano

1971:

James Burton

1976:

Tony Joe White

1989:

Duran Duran [as Do You Believe In Shame?]

2000:

Dr. Feelgood

2006:

Wild Wax Combo

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