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Record-company problems may have prevented Texan Ronnie Dawson’s single “Rockin’ Bones” from becoming more than a regional hit in 1956. But thanks to the initial enthusiasm of Brit rockabilly bootleggers, and to the later cover version by the Cramps and a CD retrospective, this crazed ode to posthumous shaking and wailing lives on. After a period as the voice of the Hungry Jack biscuit commercials, guitarist Dawson’s cool cat career lives on as well. While most rockers of his generation are either singing country or gone, the 58-year-old Dawson proved on last year’s Just Rockin’ & Rollin’ that his hepped-up amalgam of country, R&B, and pop is as spirited as ever. With Ruthie & the Wranglers at 8:30 p.m. at Twist & Shout, 4800 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $10. (301) 652-3383. (Steve Kiviat)