Susie-Q performed live by Dale Hawkins

Two Louisiana rock legends for the price of one in this 1957 gem. Dale Hawkins (Gold Mine, LA) and James Burton (Dubberly, LA) on lead guitar. Suzie-Q was covered by The Rolling Stones with a 1:49 version in 1964 and and most famously by Creedence Clearwater Revival with an 8 minute version four years later. Dale’s cousin Ronnie Hawkins led the Hawks (later The Band), while Burton went on to tasty fretwork behind Ricky Nelson and Elvis turning ears on both sides of the Atlantic and making the Rock Hall of Fame in 2001.

Slim Harpo – Shake Your Hips

“Shake Your Hips” by Lobdell, Louisiana’s Slim Harpo (né James Moore) for Excello Records in 1966 was covered by The Rolling Stones on Exile on Main Street as “Hip Shake.” The groove later resurfaced on ZZ Top’s hit “La Grange.” Said Mick Jagger of the Stones when they were covering Slim in 1964: “What’s the point in listening to us doing ‘I’m a King Bee’ when you can hear Slim Harpo do it ?”