Oral history interview with Jim Owen; 1977 December 20; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1977 Dec. 20.

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Oral history interview with Jim Owen; 1977 December 20; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1977 Dec. 20.

Performer Jim Owen discusses the life and career of Hank Williams. Discussion includes comments on Roger William's book Sing A Sad Song; The Life of Hank Williams (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1970); comments on his ten-hour documentary on Hank Williams; the impact of his portrayal of Hank Williams on his own career; the association between Fred Rose and Hank Williams; comments on Hank Williams's personal life; discussion of Hank Williams's career; an overview of his career background; his songwriting; and development of his award-winning Hank Williams act.

1 sound cassette (38 minutes)

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Green, Douglas B.

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Country music performer. Born March 20, 1946. Best-known as Ranger Doug from Riders in the Sky, a cowboy revival act he co-founded in 1977. Performed as a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys during the late 1960s. Recording credits include a solo album, Songs of the Sage, released on the Warner Western label in 1997. From the description of Oral history interview with Douglas B. Green; 1993 November 23; interview with John W. Rumble. 1993 Nov. 23. (Country Music Foundation, Libra...

Owen, Jim, 1941-

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Country music performer and songwriter. Born June 1, 1941. Known for his award-wining portrayal of Hank Williams. His songwriting credits include "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man." From the description of Oral history interview with Jim Owen; 1977 December 20; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1977 Dec. 20. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841289 ...

Owen, Jim, 1941-

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Country music performer and songwriter. Born June 1, 1941. Known for his award-wining portrayal of Hank Williams. His songwriting credits include "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man." From the description of Oral history interview with Jim Owen; 1977 December 20; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1977 Dec. 20. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841289 ...

Williams, Hank, 1923-1953

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Hank Williams (b. September 17, 1923, Mt. Olive, AL–d. January 1, 1953, Oak Hill, WV) was an American singer-songwriter. Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously). Born in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, Williams relocated to Georgiana with his family, where he met Rufus Payne. Payne had a major influence on Williams' later musical style, along with Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb. The songs he wrote and recorded have been covered by numerous artists and have been hits in vari...