hank-williams-i-m-so-lonesome-i-could-cry

odk-2:

Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (1949)
Hank Williams
from: “My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It” / “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”

Personnel:
Hank Williams: Vocals
Zeke Turner: Lead Guitar
Jerry Byrd: Steel Guitar
Louis Innis: Rhythm Guitar
Tommy Jackson: Fiddle
Ernie Newton: Bass

Recorded on August 30 1949 @ The Herzog Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio USA

tumblr_lvhvcoOp7z1r6c67j

descriesofamusicdirector:

Slim Whitman (American, 1924 – Present) is a Tampa, FL native who was known for his abilities in yodeling and falsetto. With quite a singing range, he produced country music starting in 1948 and has sold over 120 million albums. He plays a left handed guitar, though he is right handed, due to an accident during which he lost nearly all of his middle finger on his left hand. 

This odd track starts off with a falsetto-like yodel, and progresses into a catchy yet mellow old fashioned country tune; the type you’d expect to hear during the fifties in the American west.