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 – Hoyt Axton – Joy To The World – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

Hoyt Axton (March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999) was an American folk music singer-songwriter, guitarist and a film / television actor….who became prominent in the early 1960’s….while establishing himself on the West Coast as a folk singer with an earthy style and powerful voice.  As he matured, some of his songwriting became well known throughout…

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 – Gale Davies – Taking My Bucket Down To The South Fork – Sung On Austin City Limits

Gail Davies is an American singer/songwriter….and the first female record producer in country music history….who was the daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson….and the sister of songwriter Ron Davies…..as Gail’s son, Chris Scruggs, is a former co-lead singer and guitarist for the roots-country band BR549….and is currently on tour with Marty Stuart as a member of his Fabulous Superlatives. Gail Davies established…

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 – Ray Charles – I Can See Clearly Now – Performed Live On Stage in New York City

“I Can See Clearly Now” is a song originally recorded by Johnny Nash….which was a single from the album of the same name….and achieved success in the United States and the United Kingdom….when it was released in 1972….while reaching # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart…..and covered by many artists throughout the years….including a 1993 hit version by Jimmy Cliff….who re-recorded…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles & His Original 50s Band – Ive Got A Woman + I Believe + Hit The Road Jack

“Hit the Road Jack“ is a song written by the rhythm and blues artist Percy Mayfield….which was first recorded in 1960 as an a cappella demo sent to Art Rupe…..but it became famous after it was recorded by the singer-songwriter-pianist Ray Charles with The Raelettes vocalist Margie Hendrix….and eventually became one of Charles’ signature songs. Charles’s recording hit # 1 for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100….as “Hit the…

Music – 1978 – Paul Simon + Charles Grodin – Bridge Over Troubled Water – Sung Live On Stage In NYC

“Bridge over Troubled Water“ is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel….which was produced by the duo and Roy Halee….as the song was released as the follow-up single to “The Boxer” in January 1970….while the song is featured on their fifth studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water in 1970. Composed by singer-songwriter Paul Simon….the song is performed on piano and…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Bells Of St Mary – With Smokey Montgomery

“The Bells of St. Mary’s“ is a 1917 popular song…..with the music being written by A. Emmett Adams…and the lyrics by Douglas Furber….after a visit to St. Mary’s Church, Southampton, England.  It was published by the London company Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew…..as the song was revived in 1945 in the film of the same name….while being sung by Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. Due to the inclusion in the…