The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25439   Message #298467
Posted By: Stewie
15-Sep-00 - 11:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Swing Wide Your Gate of Love (H Thompson)
Subject: RE: Help!Hank Williams song -Swing something
Peter, I was pushed off the computer earlier by my son - he had a prior booking - before I had a chance to finish my above message. If it is the song you want, it was not written by Hank Williams. It was a minor hit for Hank Thompson on Herb Rippa's hillbilly and western swing label, Blue Bonnet. Rippa subsequently sold Thompson's contract to Capitol and the lad went on to greater, or at least more lucrative, things. It has the distinction of being the first track on Bear Family's massive 12 CD box set devoted to Thompson, but appears on various Thompson compilations. I have Hank Williams' cover of it on a double LP: Hank Williams 'I Ain't Got Nothing But Time: December 1946 - August 1947' Polydor 825 548-1, but I am sure it has been reissued on various CD compilations. Have a look in CDDB.