1950 - 1953

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LEON PAYNE & HIS LONE STAR BUDDIES
Born: June 15, 1917 - Died: September 11, 1969

I'M A LONE WOLF (Leon Payne)
(Capitol F-920)
Recorded January 24, 1950

Leon's recording might be the first song ever to use Hank's
name in the text. Leon also wrote the well known Hank covers
like "Lost Highway" and "They'll Never Take Her Love From Me".


HAWKSHAW HAWKINS
Born: December 22, 1921 - Died: March 5, 1963

I'M A LONE WOLF (Leon Payne)
(King 1134)
Recorded September 23, 1952


MARVIN RAINWATER
Born: July 2, 1925

HEART'S HALL OF FAME (Marvin Rainwater)
(MR 1)
Recorded January 2, 1953

This must be the first Hank tribute recording! Recorded as a private
demo for friends.


THE BAILEY BROTHERS & HAPPY VALLEY BOYS
Charlie Bailey & Danny Bailey

HEART'S HALL OF FAME (Marvin Rainwater)
(Canary 501)
Recorded early 1953


JACK CARDWELL
Born: November 9, 1925 - Died: 1993

THE DEATH OF HANK WILLIAMS (Jack Cardwell)
(King 1172)
Recorded January 8, 1953


JIMMIE LOGSDON
aka Jimmie Lloyd
Born: April 1, 1922

THE DEATH OF HANK WILLIAMS (Jack Cardwell)
(Decca 9-28584)
Recorded January 23, 1953


DELBERT BARKER
Born: December 3, 1932

THE DEATH OF HANK WILLIAMS (Jack Cardwell)
(Big 4 Hits 19 (EP))
Recorded 1953


JOHNNIE & JACK AND THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN BOYS
Johnnie Wright, Born: May 13, 1914
Jack Anglin, Born: May 13, 1916 - Died: March 7, 1963

HANK WILLIAMS WILL LIVE FOREVER (Jim Anglin/Jack Anglin/Johnnie Wright)
(RCA Victor 47-5164)
Recorded January 12, 1953


HAWKSHAW HAWKINS
Born: December 22, 1921 - Died: March 5, 1963

THE LIFE OF HANK WILLIAMS
(King 1174)
Recorded January 16, 1953


JIMMIE LOGSDON
aka Jimmie Lloyd
Born: April 1, 1922

HANK WILLIAMS SINGS THE BLUES NO MORE (Jimmie Logsdon)
(Decca 9-28584)
Recorded January 23, 1953


ARTHUR "GUITAR BOOGIE" SMITH (recitation by SONNY SMITH)
Born: April 1, 1921

IN MEMORY OF HANK WILLIAMS (Smith)
(MGM K11433)
Recorded January, 1953


JIMMY SWAN

THE LAST LETTER (Frank Walker)
(MGM K11450)
Recorded January, 1953


JIMMIE SKINNER
Born: April 27, 1909 - Died: October 27, 1979

SINGING TEACHER IN HEAVEN (Jimmie Skinner/Kathy Wood)
(Capitol F-2401)
Recorded February 13, 1953


FERLIN HUSKY
Born: December 3, 1925

HANK'S SONG
(Capitol F-2397)
Recorded February 17, 1953


ERNEST TUBB
Born: February 5, 1914 - Died: September 6, 1984

HANK, IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME (WITHOUT YOU) (Ernest Tubb/Justin Tubb)
(Decca 9-28630)
Recorded February 24, 1953


RILEY CRABTREE
Born: 1912 - Died: 1984

WHEN HANK WILLIAMS MET JIMMY RODGERS (Crabtree)
(Columbia 4-21218)
Recorded November 13, 1953


LUKE McDANIEL
aka Jeff Daniels
Born: February 3, 1927 - Died: June 27, 1992

A TRIBUTE TO HANK WILLIAMS, MY BUDDY (McDaniel)
(Trumpet 45-184)
Recorded 1953