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Dick Hakes

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Dick Hakes

Dick Hakes, singer-songwriter from North Liberty, paid us a visit and recorded song number 6 for grandchild number 6. What a nice present!

Dick Hakes chose Friday 13th as his lucky day and came in for a morning session.  Here’s what he had to say about his experience here at Euphonic….
Bill’s studio and equipment are first rate and he knows what he is doing, plus
his laid-back, calming attitude helps put a lid on the recording-room jitters when
you are an amateur like me.  I enjoyed the experience and the results exceeded
my expectations.  Thanks Bill!

Dick Hakes is a singer-songwriter, a popular columnist for the Iowa City Press-Citizen, and businessman who has made a special project out of writing songs for his family.  Each of his grandchildren have gotten a song written and recorded for them and he has done some tunes for other family members as well.  His introductory email to me included a song about his wife’s mother that is beautifully written and somebody should record it.   I’m still working on that.

On Friday 13, 2012 Dick stopped by and recorded this one for his newest grandbaby, and it was a very compact, efficient session.  He came prepared to record and and got it done in very quickly.  So we had a bit of time to chat, but mostly we got down to business and here’s the result, which Dick is kind enough to share with everyone.


Jimmy Legs Blues


Written by Bill Niemi

July 13th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

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  1. Hi, Dick. Sorry, I am not writing to comment on your song, although I listened to it. I wanted to comment on your article in the Register today. This is the only way I could find to communicate with you. You said dance cards were falling out of favor in the 1950s. We had them at my Senior Prom in 1971 in Jamestown ND, though none of us knew what they were for. Just an update!

    Anne Sherve-Ose

    14 Nov 21 at 12:11 pm

  2. We absolutely love Jimmy Leg Blues for Lola….the author has talent….thanks for sharing

    Harley Richard Urbatsch

    15 Jan 22 at 4:28 pm

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