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Hank Williams Funeral audio tapes

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Physical Description

One (1) reel-to-reel audio tape copy


January 1953

Provenance and Acquisition Information

 A compact cassette recording of radio broadcasts was loaned to the Center by Steve Arwood for preservation copy.

Biographical Sketch

Hank Williams (September 17, 1923-January 1, 1953).  World famous country singer.  Many encyclopedic and biographical sources cover the details of his life, career, and music.

Scope and Content

The recording (approx. 40 min.) is of the WCKY broadcasts announcing Hank Williams' death (January 1) and the live broadcast of the funeral service (January 4, 1953).  The funeral service contained musical selections by Ernest Tubb, the Southwind Singers (an African-American quartet), Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe, J. Dickins, Carl Smith, Red Foley, and the Statesmen Quartet.


The audio tapes are filed with other audiovisual materials by format then by reel number.

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dmj 9/17/96


Williams, Hank, 1923-1953


Arwood, Steve


Lyon, Henry Dr., Tubb, Ernest, Acuff, Roy, Southwind Singers, Monroe, Bill, Dickins, J., Smith, Carl, Foley, Red, Smith, Reverend, Statesman Quartet

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