Sunday, March 03, 2013

Record #0283: Lovesick Blues / Never Again (Will I Knock on Your Door) – HANK WILLIAMS

MGM 8010 (original) USA, 1949
Words & Music by:  Side AIrving Mills, Cliff Friend; Side B – Hank Williams
Musicians: Hank Williams (vocals and guitar), Side A – Zeke Turner (electric guitar), Louis Innis (rhythm guitar), Clyde Baum (mandolin), Jerry Byrd (steel guitar), Willie Thawl (bass), Tommy Jackson (fiddle); Side B – Guy Willis (guitar), Charles Wright (bass), Vic Willis (accordion), Skeeter Willis (fiddle)
Recording sessions: Side A – E.T. Herzog Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH, Dec. 22, 1948; Side B – WSM Radio Station Studio, Nashville, TN, Dec. 11, 1946
Highest chart positions:  Side A – US #24, US Country #1; Side B – US Country #6

“Lovesick Blues” was Hank Senior’s first mainstream hit and one of the two cover songs he got to US Country #1 (the other one was “Take These Chains From My Heart”). The other 9 number ones he had were written or co-written by him.

This 7" single was re-issued in 1950 under MGM K10352, which was the number of the original shellac release in 1949.

List price:  Very Good+ is $35, Near Mint is $70

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