Lovesick Blues – Hank Williams

Radio Days: 1949-1950

Episode 14

Episode date - November 15, 2019

How Music Changed

    As the 1950’s neared, it became more and more obvious that music was yet again changing irrevocably, mostly because of the radio.

    With the sudden decline of big bands, white pop singers stood front and center with the mainstream, but the most interesting material was happening at a variety of regional outposts, nowhere near the mainstream. Fringe artists like B.B. King, Hank Williams and Fats Domino were on the cusp of changing the world, and 1949-1950 was when it all started to coalesce.

    Featured tracks include:

    The Gypsy – The Ink Spots

    Buttons and Bows – Dinah Shore

    Heartaches – Ted Weems Orchestra

    Mañana – Peggy Lee

    I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Les Brown

    The Fat Man – Fats Domino 

    Mardi Gras in New Orleans – Professor Longhair

    Take a Swing with Me – B.B. King

    Ain’t Get No Grindin’ – Moon Mullican

    Lovesick Blues – Hank Williams

    Riders in the Sky – Vaughn Monroe

    That Lucky Old Sun – Frankie Laine

    You’re Breaking My Heart -Vic Damone

    Channel 26 - Radio Days