Sollie Paul "Tex" Williams (August 23, 1917 – October 11, 1985) was an American Western swing musician from Ramsey, Illinois. He is best known for his talking blues style; his biggest hit was the novelty song, "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)", which held the number one position on the Billboard charts for sixteen weeks in 1947. "Smoke" was the No. 5 song on Billboard's Top 100 list for 1947, and was No. 1 on the country chart that year.It can be heard during the opening credits of the 200
Tex williams performs Shame On You and Bottom Of A Mountain.
"Shame on You" is a Western Swing song written by Spade Cooley and became his signature song.
In the song, the singer is rebuking his straying girlfriend.
First recorded by Spade Cooley, it was released January 15, 1945 (OKeh 6731). With vocals by Tex Williams, it reached number one, spending 31 weeks on the charts.The "B" side, "A Pair of Broken Hearts"—also a hit—reached number eight. The recording was Cooley's first after taking ove
Song written by Merle Travis & Tex Williams, was recorded for the first time by Tex Williams for the Capitol stamp on March 27, 1947, at Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA, was accompanied in the session by: (Tex Williams [vcl], Deuce Spriggens [harm vcl], Johnny Weis [ld gt], Eugene “Smokey” Rogers [gt], Paul “Spike” Featherstone [gt], poss Eddie Mitchell [steel], Cliffie Stone [bass fiddle], Muddy Berry [drums], Don Linder / George Wendt [trumpet], Andrew “Cactus” Soldi [f