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 – 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 – 1979 – Farren Young – Cold Cold Heart – Performed Live On Stage At Tribute To Hank Williams

“Cold, Cold Heart“ is a country music and pop song recorded by Hank Williams….as a blues ballad is both a classic of honky-tonk….and an entry in the Great American Songbook. The song would become a pop hit for Tony Bennett….which paved the way for country songs to make inroads into the lucrative pop market.  In the liner notes to the 1990 Polygram compilation Hank Williams: The Original Single…

Music – 1978 – Randy Newman – Short People – Performed Live On Stage In New York City

“Short People“ is a song by Randy Newman from his 1977 album, Little Criminals….as the verses and chorus are lyrically constructed as a prejudiced attack on short people…..all the while in contrast….the bridge states that “short people are just the same as you and I”….but Newman interprets the song to be about prejudice, as was widely thought, but added, “The guy…

Music – 1979 – Stephen Frumholtz – Everybody Goin’ On The Road + Dear Darcie – Live On Austin City Limits

Steven Fromholz (June 8, 1945 – January 19, 2014) was an American entertainer, singer-songwriter ….who was selected as the Poet Laureate of Texas for 2007…..as Fromholz was born in Temple, Texas….and attended the University of North Texas….where he was president of the Folk Music Club. Fromholz began performing while he was serving in the United States Navy during the 1960’s….which after leaving, he…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneer – Trouble Trouble Trouble – With J R Chatwell

J. R. Chatwell is one of the major figures in Western swing fiddling….who was heavily influenced by the jazz violin style of his hero, hot jazz-era player Stuff Smith…..as he packed up his jazz licks and headed over to the country camp….while putting such a zesty brilliance in his brief early recorded solos that it…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Right Or Wrong – Sung By J R Chatwell

“Right or Wrong” is a jazz ballad from 1921…..which was composed by Arthur Sizemore and Paul Biese…. with words by Haven Gillespie….which is described by the original sheet music as “a beautiful fox-trot ballad.” The lyrics tell of the loss of a paramour….as the title comes from a refrain in the chorus: Right or wrong, I’ll always love you…

Music – 1979 – Barry White – Big And Tall Thats All – Performed Live On Stage In New York City

Barry White was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and composer….who was a two time Grammy Award winner….while being known for his distinctive bass-baritone voice….along with his romantic image….as he was able to create his greatest success in the 1970´s as a solo singer….plus  with The Love Unlimited Orchestra…. crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs….such as his two biggest hits “You’re the…