Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor18 Dec 2012, by A SONG A DAY in
This song was written in 1951 by a trio of songwriters that included Tex Atchison. He also wrote quite a few hillbilly boogie, and rockabilly tunes, such as “Tennessee Hound Dog”, “Mailman”, and Johnny Bond’s “Sick, Sober and Sorry”. Tex Atchison started recording in the 1930s with the Kentucky Ramblers, who became the Prairie Ramblers. In the post war era, he played with Merle Travis (40’s-50’s), Ole Rasmussen’s Nebraska Cornhuskers, and Leon Chappel in the early 50’s. Tex became famous for his Western Swing fiddle playing– and as a teenager, he would be digging coal by day, and play fiddle, sax and clarinet at night, in coal miner dance halls. Tex Atchison was called “Arguably the best left-handed fiddler in the history of country music” – by country historian Charles K. Wolfe. Being a Southpaw myself, I always have an affinity for a left handed muso.
Written by Tex Atchison, Scotty Harrell, and Eddie Hazelwood
Tim Armstrong – Vocals, Guitar
Jim Doyle – Drums
Brett Simons – Bass
Hunter Perrin – Guitar
John Morrical – Piano