HANK WILLIAMS MUSIC AVAILABLE NOW DIRECTLY FROM THE ESTATE

By on January 22, 2013

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This year marks both the 90th anniversary of country giant Hank Williams’ birth and the 60th year remembrance of his tragic death.  Within the thirty year timeframe of his life, Williams became the cornerstone of country music and one of the key influencers of artists from all genres. Songs such as “Lovesick Blues,” “There’s a Tear In My Beer,” “Hey Good Looking,” “I’m a Long Gone Daddy” and numerous others remain timeless classics.

Now, the Hank Williams Estate, overseen by his children Jett Williams and Hank Williams, Jr., is making over 200 live performance recordings directly available to movie houses, television production companies, and advertising agencies, where before these rare live recordings had never been accessible for licensing directly from the Estate.

“After years of litigation and tribulation, we can now make these recordings available directly from the Hank Williams Estate, as well as make a decision in a heartbeat,” adds Keith Adkinson, lawyer for the Hank Williams Estate.  “This will only allow for a little more Hank out in the entertainment world.”

“I am honored to join my brother Hank Williams, Jr. in making available these original recordings of our dad for multi-media use,” says Jett Williams.  “Many experts have said they are better than the MGM masters.  You decide–but we can carry on the legacy of my dad with pride.”

“Daddy’s music has lasted decades and is being discovered by a new generation of fans.  Not only did he influence country artists, but he also crossed over to influence rock artists,” says Hank Williams Jr. “Today, the Williams legacy continues to endure with the release of these recordings for movies, commercials, documentaries, among others things.”

Hank Williams’ songs can be heard in approximately 100 movies and television shows including “Shawshank Redemption,” “M*A*S*H,” “The Last Picture Show,” “Steel Magnolias,” “The Wonder Years,” “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Forrest Gump,” “Nurse Betty,” “Cars,” “Cold Case,” “Rango,” and more as well as an advertising campaign from Pepsi.

Songs Available Through the Hank Williams Estate:

 

Forty-nine songs from the 1949 radio series, “Health & Happiness Shows”:
 

Happy Rovin’ Cowboy Wedding Bells
Lovesick Blues Old Joe Clark
Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies – Audrey Williams Sally Goodin’
Happy Rovin’ Cowboy You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)
(There’s) Bluebird On Your Windowsill – Audrey Williams Fire On The Mountain
A Tramp On The Street Sally Goodin’
Happy Rovin’ Cowboy I’m A Long Gone Daddy
I’m Telling You – Audrey Williams Bill Cheatham
When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels Sally Goodin’
Happy Rovin’ Cowboy Lost Highway
I Want To Live And Love Bile Them Cabbage Down
I’ll Have A New Body (I’ll Have A New Life) Fingers On Fire
Sally Goodin’ Happy Rovin’ Cowboy
A Mansion On The Hill There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight
Wagner The Prodigal Son
Sally Goodin’ Happy Rovin’ Cowboy
Pan American Lovesick Blues
Arkansas Traveler I Saw The Light
Sally Goodin’ Happy Rovin’ Cowboy
Mind Your Own Business Wedding Bells
Cotton-Eyed Joe I’ve Just Told Mama Goodbye
Sally Goodin’ Happy Rovin’ Cowboy
I Can’t Get You Off Of My Mind I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Fisherman’s Hornpipe Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
Sally Goodin’  

 
143 songs from the 1951 radio shows by “Mother’s Best Flour Company”:

Show 1, January 10, 1951
1 Introduction
2 Where the Old Red River Flows
3 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Over Moonlit Waters
4 How Can You Refuse Him Now
5 Closing
 
Show 2, January 11, 1951
6 Introduction
7 Alabama Waltz
8 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Fire on the Mountain
9 Lord Build Me a Cabin
10 Closing
 
Show 3, January 12, 1951
11 Introduction
12 Nobody’s Lonesome for Me
13 Don Helms, Sammy Pruett & the Drifting Cowboys: Twin Guitar Polka
14 Gathering Flowers for the Master’s Bouquet
15 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Eighth of January
16 Closing
 
Show 4, January 15, 1951
17 Introduction
18 The Blind Child’s Prayer
19 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Blue Steel Blues
20 When God Dips His Love in My Heart
21 Closing
 
Show 5, January 16, 1951
22 Introduction
23 Mansion on the Hill
24 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: I Like that Kind
25Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: How Can You Refuse Him Now
26 Closing
 
Show 6, January 17, 1951
1 Introduction
2 Nobody’s Lonesome for Me
3 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: My Tight Wad Daddy
4 I’ll Have a New Life
5 Closing
 
Show 7, January 18, 1951
6 Introduction
7 Everything’s Okay
8 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: Why Should I Cry
9 Hank & Audrey and the Drifting Cowboys: I Heard My Mother Praying for Me
10 Closing
 
Show 8, January 19, 1951
11 Introduction
12 Move It on Over
13 Audrey Williams: I’m Satisfied with Life
14 I Saw the Light
15 Closing
 
Show 9, January 22, 1951
16 Introduction
17 Seaman’s Blues
18 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: Blues in My Mind
19 Hank & Audrey and the Drifting Cowboys: Something Got a Hold of Me
20 Closing
 
Show 10, January 23, 1951
21 Introduction
22 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
23 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: Bonaparte’s Retreat
24 I’ve Just Told Mama Goodbye
25 Closing
 
Show 11, January 24, 1951
1 Introduction
2 May You Never Be Alone
3 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: My Love for You (Has Turned to Hate)
4 Hank & Audrey and the Drifting Cowboys: Dear Brother
5 Closing
 
Show 12, January 25, 1951
6 Introduction
7 They’ll Never Take Her Love from Me
8 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: (Last Night) I Heard You Crying in Your Sleep
9 Wait for the Light to Shine
10 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Whistling Rufus
11 Closing
 
Show 13, January 26, 1951
12 Introduction
13 Pins and Needles (in My Heart)
14 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: Four Flusher
15 Hank & Audrey and the Drifting Cowboys: I Heard My Mother Praying for Me
16 Closing
 
Show 14, January 29, 1951
17 Introduction
18 Cool Water
19 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Orange Blossom Special
20 Oh Those Tombs (Lonely Tombs)
21 Closing
 
Show 15, January 30, 1951
22 Introduction
23 I Just Don’t Like This Kind of Living
24 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: You Don’t Have Be a Baby to Cry
25 Hank & Audrey Williams and the Drifting Cowboys: Jesus Remembered Me
26 Closing
 
Show 16, January 31, 1951
1 Introduction
2 On the Banks of the Pontchartrain
3 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: Blue Love (In My Heart)
4 Calling You
5 Closing
 
Show 17, February 1, 1951
6 Introduction
7 My Sweet Love Ain’t Around
8 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: Model T Love
9 Where the Soul Never Dies
10 Closing
 
Show 18, February 2, 1951
11 Introduction
12 Mind Your Own Business
13 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: I Like that Kind
14 When God Dips His Love in My Heart
15 Closing
 
Show 19, February 6, 1951
16 Introduction
17 Cold, Cold Heart
18 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: Honky Tonkin’
19 Jerry Rivers, Hank Williams, Cousin Louie Buck & the Drifting Cowboys: Sally Goodin
20 Closing
 
Show 20, February 7, 1951
21 Introduction
22 Dear John
23 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: I’m Satisfied with Life
24 Hank & Audrey Williams and the Drifting Cowboys: Something Got a Hold of Me
25 Closing
 
Show 21, February 12, 1951
1 Introduction
2 Move It on Over
3 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: Waltz of the Wind
4 I’ll Have a New Life
5 Closing
 
Show 22, February 13, 1951
6 Introduction
7 Faded Love and Winter Roses
8 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: Four Flusher
9 I Saw the Light
10 Closing
 
Show 23, For February 16, 1951
11 Introduction
12 At the First Fall of Snow
13 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: I Like that Kind
14 When God Dips His Love in My Heart
15 Closing
 
Show 24, February 19, 1951
16 Introduction
17 Wedding Bells
18 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: My Tight Wad Daddy
19 Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
20 Closing
 
Show 25, February 20, 1951
21 Introduction
22 Why Don’t You Love Me
23 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: Blue Love (In My Heart)
24 Hank & Audrey with the Drifting Cowboys: Dear Brother
25 Closing
 
Show 26, February 21, 1951
1 Introduction
2 Why Should We Try Any More
3 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: Low and Lonely
4 Jesus Died for Me
5 Closing
 
Show 27, February 22, 1951
6 Introduction
7 Long Gone Lonesome Blues
8 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: (Last Night) I Heard You Crying in Your Sleep
9 Oh Those Tombs (Lonely Tombs)
10 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Turkey in the Straw
11 Closing
 
Show 28, February 23, 1951
12 Introduction
13 Dear John
14 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: If You Want Some Lovin’
15 Hank & Audrey and the Drifting Cowboys: I Heard My Mother Praying for Me
16 Closing
 
Show 29, February 1951
17 Introduction
18 Moanin’ the Blues
19 Audrey Williams & the Drifting Cowboys: Honky Tonkin’
20 I’ll Have a New Life
21 Closing
 
Show 30, early March 1951
22 Introduction
23 Dear John
24 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Roadside Rag
25 I’ll Fly Away
26 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Bonaparte’s Retreat
27 Closing
 
Show 31, early March 1951
1 Introduction
2 Cold, Cold Heart
3 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Fire on the Mountain
4 Farther Along
5 Closing
 
Show 32, spring 1951
6 Introduction
7 May You Never Be Alone
8 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Arkansas Traveler
9 I’ll Have a New Life
10 Closing
 
Show 33, spring 1951
11 Introduction
12 Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday
13 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Old Joe Clark
14 Deck of Cards
15 Closing
 
Show 34, spring 1951
16 Introduction
17 Tennessee Border
18 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Blue Bonnet Rag
19 Dear Brother (Hank’s only known solo recording!)
20 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Whistling Rufus
21 Closing
 
Show 35, April 1951
22 Introduction
23 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You)
24 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Panhandle Rag
25 Gathering Flowers for the Master’s Bouquet
26 Closing
 
Show 36, May 1951
1 Introduction
2 Pictures from Life’s Other Side with extra verse
3 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Sally Goodin
4 I’m Gonna Sing
5 Closing
 
Show 37, May 1951
6 Introduction
7 Just Waitin’
8 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Paradise Isle
9 When the Fire Comes down from Heaven
10 Closing
 
Show 38, May 1951
11 Introduction
12 My Sweet Love Ain’t Around
13 Jimmie Skinner &  the Drifting Cowboys: I Can’t Tell My Heart That
14 Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
15 Closing
 
Show 39, May 1951
16 Introduction
17 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You)
18 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Panhandle Rag
19 Drifting Too Far from the Shore
20 Closing
 
Show 40, May 1951
21 Introduction
22 Just When I Needed You
23 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Steel Guitar Stomp
24 I’ll Fly Away
25 Closing
 
Show 41, May 1951
1 Introduction
2 Cold, Cold Heart
3 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Dance All Night
4 The Old Country Church
5 Closing
 
Show 42, May 1951
6 Introduction
7 Move It on Over
8 Sammy Pruett and the Drifting Cowboys: The Darktown Strutters’ Ball
9 Thy Burdens Are Greater than Mine
10 Closing
 
Show 43, May 1951
11 introduction
12 Faded Love and Winter Roses
13 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Fire on the Mountain
14 I Heard My Savior Calling Me
15 Closing
 
Show 44, May 1951
16 Introduction
17 Just When I Needed You
18 Johnnie & Jack: I Can’t Tell My Heart That
19 Farther Along
20 Closing
 
Show 45, spring 1951
21 Introduction
22 There’s Nothing as Sweet as My Baby
23 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Turkey in the Straw
24 Wait for the Light to Shine
25 Closing
 
Show 46, spring 1951
1 Introduction
2 Where the Old Red River Flows
3 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Blue Steel Blues
4 Thirty Pieces of Silver
5 Closing
 
Show 47, spring 1951
6 Introduction
7 On Top of Old Smoky
8 Sammy Pruett & the Drifting Cowboys: Columbus Stockade Blues
9 The Prodigal Son
10 Closing
 
Show 48, July 1951
11 Introduction
12 Moanin’ the Blues
13 Don Helms, Sammy Pruett & the Drifting Cowboys: Blue Steel Blues
14 I Dreamed about Mom Last Night
15 Closing
 
Show 49, July 1951
16 Introduction
17 Where the Old Red River Flows
18 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Orange Blossom Special
19 Where He Leads Me, I Will Follow
20 Closing
 
Show 50, July 1951
21 Introduction
22 I Hang My Head and Cry
23 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Tennessee Wagner
24 At the Cross
25 Closing
 
Show 51, fall 1951
1 Introduction
2 I Dreamed about Mom Last Night
3 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Black Mountain Rag
4 I Heard My Savior Call
5 Closing
 
Show 52, fall 1951
6 Introduction
7 Low and Lonely
8 Big Bill Lister & the Drifting Cowboys: Foolish Questions
9 The Funeral/Steal Away
10 Closing
 
Show 53, fall 1951
11 Introduction
12 Mind Your Own Business
13 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Old Joe Clark
14 I Dreamed about Mom Last Night
15 Closing
 
Show 54, fall 1951
16 Introduction
17 I Just Don’t Like this Kind of Livin’
18 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Tennessee Wagner
19 The Pale Horse and His Rider (Hank’s only known solo recording!)
20 Closing
 
Show 55, October 1951
21 Introduction
22 My Sweet Love Ain’t Around
23 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Fire on the Mountain
24 I Saw the Light
25 Closing
 
Show 56, fall 1951
1 Introduction
2 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
3 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Corrine, Corrina
4 I Heard My Savior Calling Me
5 Closing
 
Show 57, fall 1951
6 Introduction
7 If I Didn’t Love You
8 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Panhandle Rag
9 Wait for the Light to Shine
10 Closing
 
Show 58, fall 1951
11 Introduction
12 You Blotted My Happy School Days
13 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Orange Blossom Special
14 Dust on the Bible
15 Closing
 
Show 59, fall 1951
16 Introduction
17 I’ve Been Down that Road Before
18 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Gentle Annie
19 I’ve Got My One-Way Ticket to the Sky
20 Closing
 
Show 60, October 1951
21 Introduction
22 Hey Good Lookin’
23 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Alabama Jubilee
24 Searching for a Soldier’s Grave
25 Closing
 
Show 61, October 1951
1 Introduction
2 California Zephyr
3 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Down Yonder
4 Softly and Tenderly
5 Closing
 
Show 62, fall 1951
6 Introduction
7 Lonesome Whistle
8 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Roadside Rag
9 I Am Bound for the Promised Land
10 Closing
 
Show 63, fall 1951
11 Introduction
12 Have I Told You Lately that I Love You
13 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Sally Goodin
14 When the Saints Go Marchin’ in
15 Closing
 
Show 64, fall 1951
16 Introduction
17 Hey, Good Lookin’
18 The Drifting Cowboys: Silver Bell
19 I’m Gonna Sing
20 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Turkey in the Straw
21 Closing
 
Show 65, fall 1951
22 Introduction
23 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You)
24 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Dance All Night
25 Oh, Those Tombs (Lonely Tombs)
26 Closing
 
Show 66 (incomplete), fall 1951
27 Introduction
28 Crazy Heart (incomplete)
 
Show 67, fall 1951
1 Introduction
2 I Can’t Tell My Heart That
3 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Georgia Steel Guitar
4 Precious Lord, Take My Hand
5 Closing
 
Show 68, fall 1951
6 Introduction
7 Just Waitin’
8 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: Eighth of January
9 From Jerusalem to Jericho
10 Closing
 
Show 69, fall 1951
11 Introduction
12 I’ll Sail My Ship Alone
13 Don Helms, Jerry Rivers and the Drifting Cowboys: Gentle Annie
14 I’ll Have a New Life
15 Closing
 
Show 70, fall 1951
16 Introduction
17 Lonesome Whistle
18 Jerry Rivers & the Drifting Cowboys: I Don’t Love Nobody
19 I Dreamed that the Great Judgment Morning
20 Closing
 
Show 71, October or November 1951
21 Introduction
22 Cherokee Boogie
23 Don Helms & the Drifting Cowboys: Columbus Stockade Blues
24 That Beautiful Home
25 Closing
 
Show 72, The Aunt Jemima audition, spring 1952
1 Introduction
2 Why Don’t You Love Me?
3 Owen Bradley & his Orchestra: San Antonio Rose
4 The Beasley Sisters: Honey, Be My Honey Bee
5 Cold, Cold Heart
 
Show 73
Stars in Her Eyes: anti-Venereal Disease play

9 songs from the May 4, 1952 Niagara Falls concert:

Comedy with Hank and the Drifting Cowboys The Funeral
I Can’t Help It Hey Good Looking
Orange Blossom Special Cold, Cold Heart
Why Don’t You Love Me Lovesick Blues
Are You Walking and Talking for the Lord  

 
10 songs from the July 13, 1952 Sunset Park concert:

Hey Good Looking Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Comedy with Hank and the Drifting Cowboys Half as Much
Fire on the Mountain I Saw the Light
Lonesome Whistle Lovesick Blues
Jambalaya  
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