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
"Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" is a Western swing novelty song written by Merle Travis and Tex Williams,for Williams and his talking blues style of singing. Travis wrote the bulk of the song.The original Williams version went to number one for 16 non-consecutive weeks on the Hot Country Songs chart and became a number one hit in August 1947 and remained at the top of the "Best Sellers in Stores" chart for six weeks.Recorded on March 27, 1947, at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. "Smoke! Smo