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Check out this vintage clip of the legendary Hank Williams singing his most unforgettable hit YouTube

Think about the most productive afternoon you’ve ever had. Now realize that is probably nothing compared to the afternoon Hank Williams had on March 16, 1951.

He may have just thought he was working, but he had changed country music and didn’t even know it.

It was just another day of recording music in Nashville, but in one afternoon session at Castle Recording Studio, Hank Williams recorded the historic chart topper “Hey Good Lookin’,” along with his other hits “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)” and “Howlin’ At The Moon.”

For good measure, he also recorded “My Heart Would Know” that same afternoon, ending up as the B-side to “Hey Good Lookin’.”

Williams was no stranger to Castle Studio as that was also the place he recorded the legendary “Honky Tonkin’” in 1947. To be fair, Castle Studios was the first recording studio in Music City (and for a while the only studio in town) and was located in the Tulane Hotel at 8th Ave. N. and Church St.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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