KAW LIGA

Latest update on 13/01/2016

Artist: Hank Williams
Author: Hank Williams/Fred Rose
Label: MGM
Year: 1953

Posthumous Cash Box hit and n°1 C&W. His music publisher Fred Rose suggested to change the subject into a cigar store indian, falling in love with the wooden squaw outside the antique store next door. Hank Williams had a full blooded indian in mind. His name was inspired by Kowaliga Creek, the southern part of Lake Martin in Alabama, where Hank used to hide once in a while and where his lakeside cabin is still named after him.

Covers:

1953:

Freddy Sunder with Charlie Knegtel & His Rhythms [as Kaw Liga Boogie and in '56 as Kaw Liga Rock]

1953:

Dolores Gray

1954:

Bob Davidse

1957:

Tommy Steele

1960:

Johnny Burnette

1961:

Johnny & The Hurricanes

1965:

Hank Williams Jr.

1966:

Roy Acuff

1969:

Conway Twitty

1969:

Loretta Lynn

1969:

Charley Pride

1970:

Roy Orbison

1976:

Pirates

1978:

Carl Perkins

1986:

Residents

1989:

Ratmen [with Walter Broes]

1990:

Big Sandy & The Fly-Rite Boys

2001:

Don McLean

According to Carl Perkins the rhythm of this song blew Sam Phillips' mind. One of the reasons fast Hank Williams songs are considered pure pre rockabilly.

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