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1. Whinin’ Boy (Jelly Roll Morton, ASCAP arr. Hawkins) 4:48
2. Susie (of the Islands) (Naset-Kahn, Warner Bros arr. Hawkins) 4:10
3 Makin’ Whoopie (Donaldson-Kahn, BMI arr. Hawkins) 4:01
4. The Southbound Sneak (Ernie Hawkins) 4:21
5. Basin Street Blues (Williams, Universal Music arr. Hawkins) 3:56
6. My Poodle Has Fleas (Ernie Hawkins) 3:15
7. Vicksburg Blues (Little Brother Montgomery, Prestige-BMI arr. Hawkins) 6:09
8. I’m Coming Virginia (Cook-Heywood, Copyright Control non-HFA arr. Hawkins) 4:31
9. Back in Your Own Backyard (Jolson-Rose-Dwyer, Bourne Co arr. Hawkins) 4:17
10. Weather Bird (Armstrong, Music Sales Corp arr. Hawkins) 3:17
11. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin, Irving Berlin Pub arr. Hawkins) 3:11
12. Shuffle Rag (Big Bill Broonzy, arr. Hawkins) 3:13
13. There is a Table in Heaven (Rev Gary Davis, Chandos Music arr. Hawkins) 4:43
14. Whinin, Boy (instrumental) (Morton, ASCAP arr. Hawkins) 4:34
Hawkins • guitar, ukulele, vocals
George Heid • washboard, drums
Dwayne Dolphin • bass
Paul Consentino • clarinet
Marc Reisman • harmonica
Joe Dallas • trombone
Roger Day • tuba
James Moore • trumpet


Whinin’ Boy" is an authentic and spirited guitar pickin’ romp through some of the greatest music of the early twentieth century. www.minor7th.com/
... a reminder of how infectious Dixieland music can still be in the hands of a creative and inventive musician and arranger. Ernie makes this music come alive. Mike Regenstreif Folk Roots
This the best album I have EVER heard. Not since a few cuts on Ry Cooder's Jazz album have I been so in love with listening. This is great, great, great music!!! Oh, my, goodness. Words fail me. Astonishing! Peter Berryman

"This is a delightful album .... great songs, excellent musicianship and production." -Bruce Cameron Radio 2MCE-FM Australia
"All in all, this is already one of my favorite CD's ever. Every track grabbed me on first listen which almost never happens. I think that this is the music that Ernie has been meant to play forever." Jim Kownacki

It is a brilliant CD, maybe Ernie's finest effort to date - and I've loved everything previously! Just a superb collection of tunes that captivated me! Ron Olesko WFDU
I was taken aback as it is so unexpected to hear the arrangements & instrumentation. Very surprised & delighted. It will certainly get many spins here on WMPG. Another inspiring album! Chris Darling
Loved Ernie's new CD. The playing is impeccable. I've heard projects before where a guitarist is accompanied by a traditional jazz band, but here all the instruments work together to create the ragtime. "Vicksburg Blues" is a masterpiece. "Southbound Sneak" is another favorite. There are so many good ones, it'll be hard to decide which to play on the air! Joe Larose WAPS

It's fantastic great release! Remarkable guitar & vocals w/a killer band. Dan Foley WKTJ

Ernie Hawkins is a great finger-style acoustic guitarist. "Whinin' Boy" should establish him at the very top rank in the genre. This time around he plays with a band. And what a great band it is! Bruce Edwards http://sundaynightbluesproject.blogspot.com

....I loved the disc (Whinin’ Boy). It spent about a solid week in my car player when I first listened to it. John Heidt Vintage Guitar

Ernie Hawkins has been on the cusp of a major breakthrough for a number of years. “Whinin’ Boy” should be the record that provides the final push. www.leicesterbangs.co.uk

Decades of dissecting Davis’s blistering guitar technique gave Hawkins the insight that the blind preacher was as much a student of 1920s jazz bands like Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five as he
was of solo Piedmont blues pickers like Blind Willie Walker. Ian Zack Acoustic Guitar

Hawkins is an honest great musician, who plays twenties and thirties styles with a gentle love, a restrained passion, and a mastery knowledge of 'fingerpickin' technique as few artists today have, so I can say he is a true master in this art. Whinin Boy **** ESSENTIAL Vicente Zumel La Hora del Blues

... one of the most revered players of contemporary acoustic style blues. Hawkins’ expanded musical palette provides a breath of fresh air for his already established fan base. Living Blues

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