Lovesick Blues - Various - Voices of the Singing Twenties
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The song first appeared in the musical Oh, Ernest. It was recorded by Emmett Miller in andand later by Lovesick Blues - Various - Voices of the Singing Twenties music singer Rex Griffin.
The recordings by Griffin and Miller inspired Hank Williams to perform the song during his first appearances on the Louisiana Hayride radio show in Receiving an enthusiastic reception from the audience, Williams decided to record his own version despite initial push back from his producer Fred Rose and Sitamoia - Thin Lizzy - Rockers band.
The publication named it the top country and western record of the year, while Cashbox named it "Best Hillbilly Record of the Year". Several cover versions of Lovesick Blues - Various - Voices of the Singing Twenties song have been recorded.
InWilliams' version was added to the National Recording Registry. Among the aspiring artists recorded by Peer was Emmett Miller.
Accompanied by Walter Rothrock on the piano, Miller cut four sides for Lovesick Blues - Various - Voices of the Singing Twenties label, including "Lovesick Blues".
Hank Williamswho heard both the Miller and Griffin versions,  started performing the song on the Louisiana Hayride shortly after joining in August Horace Logan, the show's producer and programming director for KWKHreported that the audience "went crazy" the first time Williams performed the song on the show. His decision was questioned by his musicians and also his producer, Fred Rosewho felt that the song did not merit a recording.
Got too many bars in it. And you hold that note too long. And Fred said, 'Well, I'll tell you what I'm gonna do. That thing is so much out of meter, I'm gonna get me a cup of Reserva Una Plegaria - Duran Duran - Rio and when I get back maybe ya'll have that thing cut.
So Fred lived with that the rest of his life. Based on votes sent to Billboardthe record was rated with 85 points by disc jockeys, 82 by record dealers and 85 by jukebox operators.
Between the three, the track scored an overall of In reference to its point scale, Billboard regarded the record as "Excellent". Irving Mills, the original lyricist, sued Acuff-Rose.
The suit was settled on November 1, and it was Black Trombone - Serge Gainsbourg - Avec Amour that Mills and Acuff-Rose would share the publishing of Williams' recording.
Following the success of the song, Williams was invited to appear as a guest on the Grand Ole Opryon June 11, The Crickets released their cover of the song based on Williams' version in on the Philips label.
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