Music – 1979 – Theresa Brewer – Your Cheating Heart – Sung On Tribute To Hank Williams TV Special

Teresa Brewer (May 7, 1931 – October 17, 2007) was an American singer whose style incorporated pop, country, jazz, R&B, musicals and novelty songs…..as she was one of the most prolific and popular female singers of the 1950’s….while recording nearly 600 songs. An agent, Richie Lisella, heard her sing and took her career in hand….and soon…

“You Win Again“ is a 1952 song by Hank Williams….which is in the style of a blues ballad that deals with the singer’s despair with his partner.  Hank Williams recorded “You Win Again” on July 11, 1952….which was one day after his divorce from Audrey Williams was finalized…..and like “Cold, Cold Heart”….the song was likely inspired by his tumultuous relationship…

Music – 1979 – Judy Garland – Battle Hymn Of The Republic + Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Sung By Female Impersonator Craig Russell

Rich Little is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor…..who has been nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices”…..and was extremely popular in the 1970’s and 1980’s…..during which time he hosted many hour long television specials….as well as special events covered by the networks….where Little would showcase many of the best impressionists and impersonators that were around at the time….. which…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Cash – Men With Borken Hearts – Live On A Tribute To Hank Williams TV Show

“Men with Broken Hearts“ is a song written and recorded by Hank Williams….which was under the pseudonym “Luke the Drifter”….and was released on MGM Records in 1951.  “Men with Broken Hearts” was a song of which Williams was extremely proud….for in the liner notes to the 2001 Mercury album  Hank Williams as Luke the Drifter: Beyond the Sunset….he is quoted asking…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Cash + Hank Williams Jr – Kaw Liga – Sung On Tribute To Hank Williams TV Show

“Kaw-Liga“ is a country music song written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose…..which is one of just a handful of songs that Williams wrote with Fred Rose….who produced his records….and published his songs through his company Acuff-Rose…..as Rose often “doctored” the songs Hank composed….while making suggestions and revisions….with biographer Roger M. Williams noting that Rose’s contribution to Hank’s songs was probably craftsmanship….whereas Williams’…

Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Four Brothers – Performed Live In Concert

Four Brothers is a jazz standard written by Jimmy Giuffre in 1947….which was based on the chord changes of ‘Jeepers Creepers’…..as the song was written for the “Four Brothers” saxophone section of Woody Herman’s second band….and has since been covered by many groups. Woody Herman recorded it on December 27, 1947 for Columbia records….with his second Herd….which had been…

Music – 1979 – Hank Williams Jr – Hey Good Lookin – Sung On TV Special Tribute To Hank Williams

“Hey, Good Lookin’“ is a 1951 song written and recorded by Hank Williams….which although covered by many singers, his version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001….and since its original 1951 recording, it has been covered by a variety of artists to includeTennessee Ernie Ford, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Frankie Laine, Dean Martin, Del…

Music – 1979 – Hank Williams Jr. – To My Son, My Greatest Pal Of All – From Hank Williams Tribute

Hank Williams was one of the greatest songwriters to ever put music and words down on paper…..as he wrote some 500 songs up until his death at age 29 on an icy country back road in Ohio in 1952 during a snowstorm.  It is said that to be a great songwriter, a person has to…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Jesse Polka – Featuring Cliff Bruner

Cliff Bruner (April 25, 1915 – August 25, 2000) was a fiddler and bandleader of the Western Swing era of the 1930’s and 1940’s…..whose music combined elements of traditional string band music, improvisation, blues, folk and popular melodies of the times. Bruner was born in Texas City, Texas….who learned to play fiddle….and traveled with medicine shows to begin his musical career.  Milton Brown’s Musical Brownies drafted Bruner in 1935….as he…