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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Congratulations, Hawkshaw

In honor of Huntingtonian Hawkshaw Hawkins' induction into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame, here is one of his signature tunes, "The Sunny Side of the Mountain:"



For more on Hawkins, check out his Wikipedia article.

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2 Comments:

Blogger tanstaafl said...

Hawkins was probably the smoothest voice in county music until Jim Reeves came along. Though a few of his songs were a little raucous, most were somewhat quiet and full of meaning--kinda like country soul before that became popular.

That was a pretty rough day back there so many years ago, almost as bad as the one a few years before that took Holley, the Big Bopper and Valens. I remember both days well. We lost a lot of great potential music then.

Thanks for your tribute. It is well deserved.

Sunday, May 10, 2009  
Blogger Chris James said...

Fortunately, the untimely musician deaths of my generation have been staggered: a suicide here, a shooting or drug overdose there, but no "big one" that wiped out multiple artists.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009  

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