Tex Williams

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Sollie Paul "Tex" Williams (August 23, 1917 – October 11, 1985) was an American Western swing musician from Ramsey, Illinois. He is best known for his talking blues style; his biggest hit was the novelty song, "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)", which held the number one position on the Billboard charts for sixteen weeks in 1947. "Smoke" was the No. 5 song on Billboard's Top 100 list for 1947, and was No. 1 on the country chart that year. It can be heard during the opening credits of the 2006 movie Thank You for Smoking.

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Year Title RatingReleases
2002 1946-1951 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
Vintage Collections 1
Western Swing Nostalgia 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1997 On the Air 1947-1949 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1947 Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) / Roundup Polka 1

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