By Ken Tucker
Updated April 01, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

A remarkable L.A. street singer, Ted Hawkins crafts passionate yet plainspoken combinations of soul, blues, and country music in a croak that crosses Sam Cooke with Otis Redding. On his major-label debut, The Next Hundred Years, he tackles everything from John Fogerty’s ”Long As I Can See the Light” to Webb Pierce’s honky-tonk classic ”There Stands the Glass” and makes them his own. A