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Tex Williams

Tex Williams

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birthday
23rd
August, 1917
Death
11th
October, 1985
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

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.

instruments played
Guitar
Harmonica
Also Known As

Tex Williams

Birth Name

Sollie Paul Williams

Genres

Western swing, country

Occupations

Singer-songwriter

Origin

Ramsey, Illinois

Years Active

1946 1978

Name

Tex Williams

Nationality

United States of America

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