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This week we feature music from one of America's great songwriters: Hank Williams. We'll hear Hank on “The Health and Happiness Show” from 1949, as his alter ego Luke the Drifter, as well as one of his final recordings. We’ll also hear covers of Hank’s songs from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Wailin' Jennys, Darrell Scott, Roy Acuff, and a couple of surprises! Time to get lonesome … this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine.

Episode #20-34: Ever Popular: The Music of Hank Williams
Host: Tom Druckenmiller

Artist/”Song”/CD/Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
Vernon Solomon / “Beaumont Rag” / Texas Hoedown Revisited / County
Darrell Scott / “(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle” / Sings the Blues of Hank Williams / Full Light
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / “Honky Tonkin'” / Dirt, Silver And Gold / BGO
The Wailin' Jennys / “Weary Blues From Waitin'” / Fifteen / Red House
George Thorogood & the Delaware Destroyers / “Move It On Over” / Move It On Over / Rounder

Hank Williams / “Health And Happiness Show Eight” / The Complete Health And Happiness Show Recordings / BMG
Vernon Solomon / “Sally Johnson” / Texas Hoedown Revisited / County

Tony Bennett / “Cold, Cold Heart” / The Artistry of Tony Bennett / Columbia
James Brown / “Your Cheatin' Heart” / Soul on Top / Verve
Bob Dylan / “The Love that Faded” / The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / Columbia
Hank Williams as Luke the Drifter / “Too Many Parties and Too Many Pals” / Beyond the Sunset / Mercury
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Roy Acuff / “I Saw the Light” / Will the Circle Be Unbroken / Liberty

Hank Williams / “If You'll Be A Baby to Me” / The Final Sessions / Proper
Robin & Linda Williams / “Rollin' and Rambling (The Death of Hank Williams)” / Devil of a Dream / Sugar Hill
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways