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This page is dedicated to Houston "Perk" Williams. A man born, reared and died in Chriesman, Texas. A man KNOWN in Texas for his singing and fiddle playing abilities.
Perk was born November 19, 1926 on a small farm near Chriesman, Texas. It was there that he attended school.
Perk started playing the fiddle when he was eight years old and entertained for parties, house dances and fund raising affairs. At the age of nine, he entered his first fiddle contest and won first place. At the age of ten, Perk made his first radio broadcast over KTBC in Austin, Texas
In 1949, he joined Jimmy Heap and The Melody Masters.
"Release Me" peaked at No. 5 and stayed in the top 10 for fourteen weeks.
Perk left the Jimmy Heap band after 10 years. Prior to leaving the Jimmy Heap band, Perk and Betty Jane Sherwood were married.
Paul Schlesinger, 2500 Meadow Lane, Taylor, Tx (512)365-5776
Bill Glendening, Taylor, Tx
Cecil "Butterball" Harris, Taylor, Tx
George Harrison, Austin, Tx
Bill Dowdy, Lexington, Tx
Bill Dessens, Houston, Tx
Jimmy Hester, Lexington, Tx
Joe Rogers, Lexington, Tx
Mac Nettles, Lexington, Tx
Rusty Wilhite, Rockdale, Tx
Billy Cargill, Bryan, Tx
Clyde Brewer, Houston, Tx
Buddy Doyle, Magnolia, Tx
James Farek, Flatonia, Tx
Tony Florus, Houston, Tx
Donnie Florus, Arizona
David Simper, Moulton, Tx
Marcus Mallard, Anderson, Tx
John Dodd, Milano, Tx
Quincy Berka, Caldwell, Tx
Manuel Franklin, Austin, Tx
Larry Butler, Houston, Tx
Bennie Lenders, Smithville, Tx
PeeWee Kuban, Moravia, Tx
Delbert Reed, Bryan, Tx
Roy Woods, Milano, Tx (512)455-2068
Ray Whited, Milano, Tx
Jesse Mitchell, Gause, Tx
Donald "Duck" Shuffield, Rockdale,TX
Bill Foster, Bryan, TX (1968)
Bob Maybry, Austin, TX
Buzz Carter, Duncan, Okla (Lil Bit Country)
Dana Smith, Victoria, TX " " "
Robert Remshel,Gonzales, TX " " "
Gary Swanson, Sequin, TX " " "
Gary Wimmer, Austin, TX " " "
Bill Boyd,Sequin, TX " " "
Jimmy Heap***Horace Barnett***Arley Carter***Dickie Newland***Dizzy Marcus***Doug Hudson***Hub Sutter***Ken Idaho***Jack Kennedy***Harland Blair***Slim Willet***Ed Juneau***Bill Norman***Pete Laffere***Bryan Shephard***Garland Westbrook***Floyd Tillman***(Arabell Morris Bronson, Perk's 1st cousin)***Sammy DeMottier died April 26,'08 at the age of 84*** Irene "Bubbles" Franklin***Johnny Lyon****
Houston Sessions "Perk" Williams
November 19, 1926 - January 3, 1994
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