Monday, June 15, 2009

I saw the light

The blog No Cross, No Crown posted a note about Hank Williams, Sr and the Bart Millard version of "I saw the light" So I went looking for some other versions of the song... so this is for all you Country Music people out there... take your pick... it might be a while before I post another Country song...

Hank Williams, Sr., who died at the age of 29 was a very talented musician. His 1948 Gospel song "I Saw the Light" reached #1 on CMT's 20 Greatest Songs of Faith in 2005.

Williams had 11 number one hits in his short career
  • "Lovesick Blues",
  • "Long Gone Lonesome Blues",
  • "Why Don't You Love Me?",
  • "Moanin' the Blues",
  • "Cold, Cold Heart",
  • "Hey Good Lookin'",
  • "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)",
  • "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive",
  • "Kaw-Liga",
  • "Your Cheatin' Heart",
  • "Take These Chains From My Heart"
as well as many other top-ten hits.

Hank Williams, Sr

Hank Willams, Jr and friends

David Crowder band

Holmes Brothers on Australian TV in the early 90's.
Wendell Holmes on Guitar and Vocals, Sherman Holmes on Bass and Vocals and Popsy Dixon on Drums and that amazing falsetto harmony. The Holmes Brothers exemplify the soul, gospel, blues and R&B genres - all in one amazingly compact unit with a depth of feeling only imaginable after 40 years of performing together.

Fret Not Gospel at the Noe Valley Ministry for the 2008 San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival. They play, what has been called Americana gospel, old-time roots music from the traditions of the black and white rural American churches:
Lori Arthur (lead vocal, guitar)
Max Butler (vocal, lead guitar)
Spiro Tsingaris (vocal, fiddle)
Rich Ferguson (vocal, banjo, dobro)
Brian Smith (banjo)
Rachel Butler (vocal)
Reed Sutton (bass)
Greg Arthur (vocal, mandolin)

1952 - The Kate Smith Evening Hour

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