Monday, February 7, 2011

Jimmie Heap & The Melody Masters on Imperial 8112



Jimmie Heap and the Melody Masters (Perk Williams, vocalist) - Honky Tonkin' Women / Curtain of Tears (Imperial 8112)


"Honky Tonkin' Women"


"Curtain of Tears"


Should a man devote himself to scholarly pursuits or surrender to the temptations of worldly pleasures? It's a timeless theme in poetry and literature, here reinterpreted by the great Perk Williams. It's hard to argue with the clear logic of the final verse:

Why study about harmonics
When Deep Ellum's in my bones?
And these honky tonkin' women won't leave me alone


Below: Jimmie Heap and the Melody Masters, KTAE broadcast, Taylor, Tx., early 1950s. From left: Cecil "Butterball" Harris, Jimmie Heap, Horace Barnett, Perk Williams, Bill Glendenning, and Arlie Carter. Note Grand Prize beer banners and shirts. Click to enlarge. Courtesy Kevin Coffey Collection.

2 comments:

  1. I'm enjoying your blog so much. Thank you.

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  2. That's my Uncle Horace Barnett in the back with the guitar!

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