Songs From Venice Beach

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Songs From Venice Beach 46:14 $11.98
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1 Searching For My Love [Ted Hawkins] 03:18 $1.49 Buy
2 I Got What I Wanted [Ted Hawkins] 03:50 $1.49 Buy
3 Ladder of Success [Ted Hawkins] 03:09 $1.49 Buy
4 Having A Party [Ted Hawkins] 02:46 $1.49 Buy
5 There Stands The Glass [Ted Hawkins] 02:34 $1.49 Buy
6 Quiet Place [Ted Hawkins] 02:30 $1.49 Buy
7 Good Times [Ted Hawkins] 02:33 $1.49 Buy
8 Too Busy Thinking About My Baby [Ted Hawkins] 03:11 $1.49 Buy
9 Just My Imagination [Ted Hawkins] 04:26 $1.49 Buy
10 He Will Break Your Heart [Ted Hawkins] 03:55 $1.49 Buy
11 Gypsy Woman [Ted Hawkins] 03:24 $1.49 Buy
12 Somebody Have Mercy [Ted Hawkins] 03:04 $1.49 Buy
13 Share Your Love With Me [Ted Hawkins] 04:58 $1.49 Buy
14 All I Have To Offer You Is Me [Ted Hawkins] 02:36 $1.49 Buy

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Originally released as the two-volume ON THE BOARDWALK: THE VENICE BEACH TAPES, this set documents an important part of Ted Hawkins' musical career. Hawkins was a regular player on the Venice Beach boardwalk. His outdoor performances were more than just work or a source of income; they played an important role in shaping Hawkins as an artist. Through such public playing, Hawkins developed a following among people who weren't necessarily familiar with his two critically lauded albums.

VENICE BEACH, recorded in Nashville in 1985, successfully captures the energy and repertoire of Hawkins' solo street performances. The set differs most significantly from his other studio albums is that it consists of covers, with Hawkins' own "Ladder Of Success" being the only exception. This is a stunning glimpse into Hawkins' musical precedents and into his keen ability to choose material that connects quickly with an audience

"...To classify Ted Hawkins as a masterful folk singer may be misleading, but ultimately that's as close as we're likely to come to labeling his talent. Better yet, just call his slim but superb recorded legacy (and this collection)wonderfully unique." - Living Blues