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Old August 11, 2018, 21:42   #51
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Don't forget Marty Robinson, Jim Reeves, and Freddy Fender. Freddy was puro South Texas.
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Old August 11, 2018, 23:04   #52
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Didnt know this was a Hank Williams song....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lza3NVH6Ig


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._Hank_Williams
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Old August 11, 2018, 23:55   #53
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Johnny Horton was killed in a traffic accident 12 miles from my hometown of Cameron in the little Milam county town of Milano. His wrecked Cadillac was brought to Cameron and the next day a big throng of local people were at the wrecker's place to lay eyes on it. My mother took me there and the trunk lid was sprung up. Inside the trunk were lot's of stuff scattered around, including souvenir postcards of Johnny in 1812 garb to promote "The Battle of New Orleans". Momma reached in and picked one up. I still have it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Horton

Strange coincidences were involved in that accident. Johnny was married to Hank William's widow at the time. According to music lore, Johnny was coming from a gig at the old Skyline Club out on Dessau Road, just north of old Austin, Texas. It was a club were Hank had performed many times too.

Little Feat, well, I only saw them once in concert. It was at Austin's Palmer Auditorium, now called the Long Center for the Performing Arts. The show was around the first of the year in 1978, maybe '79, as I'd have to check my ticket stub to be sure. It was maybe the most rhythmic concert I've ever seen, and that's saying a lot. Guitarist Lowell George was in great form, wearing white painter's overall as I recall. They really were a great rock and roll band. I still miss them.

I saw Bruce Springsteen for the first time at Palmer, as well as the original Lynyrd Skynerd (not the lesser group that called itself that in recent years) and so many other acts such as Jeff Beck, War, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Brown, Ry Cooder and Randy Newman and some others whose names elude me now.

Please forgive my waxing nostalgic tonight, I've been with my kids and grandkids, all together at my daughter's home in Frisco today for my oldest grandson Johnny's 4th birthday. And that made me count my blessings and also look back at the last 40 or 50 years. I now have four grandkids, born in the past four years. Good grief, how many blessings can be bestowed on one poor man in that time?
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Old August 12, 2018, 00:04   #54
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Didnt know this was a Hank Williams song....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lza3NVH6Ig
He wrote it. Thorogood and many others covered it.
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That list is somewhat bogus. I don't know about all the songs on that list, but I do know Hank Williams didn't write "Lovesick Blues", though his version is definitely stellar.


Emmett Miller - 1925

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otNICva63mQ

Rex Griffin - 1939

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3hStzw4oH8
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Don't forget Marty Robinson, Jim Reeves, and Freddy Fender. Freddy was puro South Texas.
Marty Robbins is a favorite of mine too. "Big Iron" is the one I like best, at the moment.

Baldemar Huerta, aka Freddy Fender, was known as "the Elvis of the Valley". Coincidentally, my grandson Johnny and granddaughter Chloe's last name is Huerta too!
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As much as I love the others, Jimmie Rodgers reigns supreme in my heart.
He was Hank Williams and Hank Snow’s among others songwriter.
Like many, he died too young.
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Marty Robbins is a favorite of mine too. "Big Iron" is the one I like best, at the moment.

Baldemar Huerta, aka Freddy Fender, was known as "the Elvis of the Valley". Coincidentally, my grandson Johnny's last name is Huerta too!
Growing up in the south, learned to love these old camp meeting songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=pyiGHFGCf2U

Hank Williams, I saw the light.

Was walking through Temple couple weeks back, humming the tune and all of a sudden, Rabbi began singing it.

Several of us joined in, even the cantor, raised several eyebrows it did.

He had had a Synagogue in Spartenburg SC for about 8 years.

For a NY yankee, he did really well with it!
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Bob Wills is still the King!

There are lot's of great guitar players in Austin, and Texas in general. But Junior Brown just has to be rated near the top. The guys is an incredible player, and so much more than his "taco shell" cowboy hat might imply.
If you like Bob Wills, you might like "The Tractors".

https://www.amazon.com/Tractors/dp/B000002VNB
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