Your Saturday Southern Music Break – Hank & Hank

Is there anything more classic or country than Hank Williams? None of that bro-country or tractor rap shtuff will appear on this site!
In a 1950 recording session, Hank Williams recorded, “There’s a Tear in My Beer,” but his producers wouldn’t release a song with alcohol in the title. Through electronic merging technology, Hank Williams, Jr. got to record the duet he never got a chance to do with his father. The original acetate disc was transferred to audio tape by Alan Stoker at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. As the demo had been recorded with Williams playing the guitar as the sole instrument, his son and the band simply “filled in the blanks” and recorded additional vocals. The result was pure gold! This is country music the way it was intended to be…

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