Luke The Drifter - MGM 11309 (1952)

From Wikipedia...

In 1950, Williams began recording as "Luke the Drifter" for his religious-themed recordings, many of which are recitations rather than singing. Fearful that disc jockeys and jukebox operators would hesitate to accept these unusual recordings, Williams used this alias to avoid hurting the marketability of his name. Although the real identity of Luke the Drifter was supposed to be anonymous, Williams often performed part of the material of the recordings on stage. Most of the material was written by Williams, in cases with the help of Fred Rose and his son Wesley. The songs depicted Luke the Drifter traveling around from place to place, narrating stories from different characters and philosophizing about life. Some of the compositions were accompanied by a pipe organ.

Hank Williams g, v / Jerry Rivers fiddle / Don Helms steel g / Chet Atkins elec g / probably Jack Shook acoustic g / Ernie Newton b.

Recorded on July 11, 1952.

Ben Pollack & His Orchestra - Victor 21184 (1927)

Went after this one for W.C. Handy's Memphis Blues (Check out the site for Mr. Handy's Blues: A Musical Documentary) and got a surprise on the flipside (Waitin' For Katie) eighteen year old Benny Goodman on trumpet!

According to Jazz Oracle's Ben Pollack Volume 1's liner notes by John Wilby, Goodman gives the two bar introduction to Jimmy McPartland's cornet solo.

Ben Pollack dir, d / Jimmy McPartland, Frank Quartell, Al Harris c / Glenn Miller tb, arr / Benny Goodman t, cl, as / Gil Rodin as / Larry Binyon ts, f / Vic Breidis p / Dick Morgan bj, g / Harry Goodman bb / unknown trio v.

Recorded in Chicago on December 7, 1927.