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Freddy Powers

 

In 2006 singer/songwriter Freddy Powers was honored by the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association, which noted in his Hall of Fame award: “Freddy Powers may not be as famous as his powerful pals Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Willie Nelson, but his award winning hit songs and production work are behind-the-scenes testaments to his talent and success.”
 
Many of Powers’ songs have been recorded by Merle Haggard, and his career includes BMI #1 Song awards for: “I Always Get Lucky With You," “Let's Chase Each Other Around The Room Tonight,” “Friend in California,” and “A Place To Fall Apart.”
 
In 2009 Freddy Powers donated a substantial archive to the Wittliff Collections as part of the Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association Collection, received in conjunction with the Center for Texas Music History.
 
Listed below is an archival inventory of the Freddy Powers holdings. Please contact the Archivist for details about access to Freddy Powers Collection. Note that access to unprocessed archival materials is granted on a case-by-case basis.
 
For more information on the Texas Songwriters Heritage Association visit http://texasheritagesongwriters.com

 

Archival Inventory
 
Box # 1235
 
Videos
 
SP Broadcast videocassette 3M Umatic tapes, camera original, with the following titles:
 
• “Rogers 150 Doug Su Sunset; bull u/sign”
 
• “Rogers & Hammerhead 10/17/96 Doug Supernaw”
 
• “Steve Fromholz R & H 11/9/96”
 
• “Steve Fromholz R & H 11/9/96 150”
 
• “Rogers & Hammerhead 150 Sonny Throckmorton 10/17/96”
 
• “Roger & Hammerhead Pilot #2 Sonny Throckmorton & audience”
 
• “Rusty Wier R & H 11/9/96 150”
 
• “Rusty Wier R & H 11/9/96”
 
• “Freddy Powers R & H 11/9/96”
 
• “Freddy Powers R & H 11/9/96”
 
• “R & H #1 10/17/96 Gary P. Nunn”
 
• “R & H 150 #1 Gary P. Nunn”
 
“Rogers & Hammerhead Floyd Tillman 12/2/97”
 
• “Rogers & Hammerhead Floyd Tillman 150 12/2/97”
 
 
Box # 1236
 
Videos
 
SP Broadcast videocassette 3M Umatic tapes, camera original, with the following titles:
 
• “Rogers & Hammerhead Willie 150 #2”
 
• “Rogers & Hammerhead Willie #2” [ note: case is empty]
 
• “R & H 4/2/97 Willie 150 #1”
 
• “R & H 4/2/97 Willie #1”
 
• “Ray Wylie Hubbard 150 R & H 2/25/97”
 
• “Ray Wylie Hubbard R & H 2/25/97”
 
• “R & H 2/25/97 Larry Gatlin”
 
• “R & H 2/25/97 Larry Gatlin 150”
 
• “Aaron Barker R & H 11/9/96 150”
 
• “Aaron Barker R & H 11/9/96”
 
• “Edit master Willie & Bobbie Nelson Rogers & Hammerhead cue 1:30 run 56:06”
 
• “Edit master Rusty Wier Rogeres & Hammerhead cue 1:30 run 28:47”
 
• “Rogers & Hammerhead Merle Haggard 12/2/97”
 
• “Geezinslaws R & H 2/25/97”
 
 
Box # 1237
 
Videos
 
SP Broadcast videocassette 3M Umatic tapes, camera original, with the following titles:
 
• “Merle Haggard 150 Rogers & Hammerhead 12/2/97”
 
• “Geezinslaw Brothers 150 R & H 2/25/97”
 
• “Edit master Gary P. Nunn The Rogers & Hammerhead Show 10/17/96 cue 1:30 run 29:57”
 
• “Edit master Doug Supernaw Rogers & Hammerhead cue 1:30 run 28:15”
 
• “Edit master Aaron Barker Rogers & Hammerhead cue 1:30 run 29:57”
 
• “Edit master Steve Fromholz the Rogers & Hammerhead Show cue 1:30 run 29:03”
 
• “Edit master Sonny Throckmorton @ Rogers & Hammerhead  10/17/96 cue 1:30 run 29:57”
 
• “Rogers & Hammerhead Intro cue 1:30 run :30 Outro cue 2:30 run 1:00”
 
• “Edited master Merle Haggard Rogers & Hammerhead cue 1:30 run 58:06”
 
• “Edit Master Floyd Tillman Rogers & Hammerhead 12/1/97 cue 1:30 run 29:28”
 
• “Edit master Ray  Wylie Hubbard Rogers & Hammerhead cue 1:25 run 29:57”
 
• “Air copy only Aaron Barker on The Rogers & Hammerhead show M1415 Air Dub cue 1:30 run 29:57 TRT 30:00”
 
• “Edited master Larry Gatlin Roger & Hammerhead cue 1:51 run 29:36”
 
• “Edited master The Geezinslaw Brothers Rogers & Hammerhead cue 1:30 run 26:45 5/11/97”
 
 
Box # 1238
 
Videos
 
SP Broadcast videocassette 3M Umatic tapes, camera original, with the following titles:
 
• “Air Dub Rogers & Hammerhead Highlights from the first year cue 1:30 run 56:02 fill 3:53 TRT 60:00”
 
• “Air copy only Air Dub Doug Supernaw @ Roger & Hammerhead M1375 cue 1:30 run 28:15 fill 1:42 TRT 30:00”
 
• “Air copy only Air Dub Sonny Throckmorton The Rogers & Hammerhead Show M1361 cue 1:30 run 29:57 TRT 30:00”
 
• “Air copy only Steve Fromholz M1396 on the Rogers & Hammerhead Show 11/96 Air Dub Ed. Weigand cue 1:30 run 29:03 fill :54 TRT 30:00”
 
“Air copy only Air Dub Rusty Wier on the Rogers & Hammerhead Show M1433 cue
1:30 run 28:47 fill 1:10 TRT 30:00”
 
• “Air copy only Air Dub Larry Gatlin Rogers & Hammerhead cue 1:30 run 29:36 fill :21 TRT 30:00”
 
• “Air copy only Air Dub Merle Haggard w/Rogers & Hammerhead cue 1:30 run 58:06 fill 1:49 TRT 60:00”
 
• “Air copy only Air Dub Ray Wylie Hubbard Rogers & Hammerhead cue 1:30 run 29:57 TRT 30:00”
 
• “Air copy only Air Dub Gary P. Nunn The Rogers & Hammerhead Show M1345 Q 1:30 run 29:57 10/17/96 TRT 30:00”
 
• “Air copy only Air Dub Freddy Powers & more on Rogers & Hammerhead M1454 cue 1:30 run 58:32 fill 1:23 TRT 60:00”
 
• “Air copy only Willie Nelson Rogers & Hammerhead cue 1:30 run 60:00”
 
• “Air copy only The Geezinslaw Bros. Rogers & Hammerhead Air Dub cue 1:30 run
26:45 fill 3:12 TRT 30:00”
 
 
VHS tapes with the following titles:
 
• “Freddy Powers”
 
• “La Zona Rosa concert footage”
 
• “Rogers & Hammerhead 4th of July picnic, raw footage”
 
• “Freddy Powers Special Olympics ‘Everybody’”
 
• “Freddy Powers live @ ABIA”
 
• “Freddy Powers 10/10/98”
 
 
Box # 1239
 
Videos
 
VHS tapes with the following titles:
 
• “1981 Jazz fest string set Freddy Powers band” [outside of cover is blank]
 
• “1977 or ’78 Freddy Powers Show..” [outside of cover is blank]
 
• “Freddy Powers Country Junction June ‘93”
 
• “1977 or 78 Freddy Powers Show”
 
• “Tape 2 Freddy Powers golf 95 Reno”
 
• “Freddy Powers tape 3 June 30, 1995 2 hours”
 
• “Freddy Powers golf 95 Reno”
 
• “Freddy’s roast”
 
• “…Freddy & band Reno”
 
• “Austin city council Freddy Powers 10/31/96”
 
• “Texas girls choir ‘Water’ Bill McDavid and Freddy Powers February 21, 1998”
 
• “Tape 4 Freddy Powers golf 95”
 
• “Master tape Freddy Powers El Dorado 1978-1992”
 
• “S. Goodall / P. Buskirk”
 
• “S. Goodall Old Buck xmas songs”
 
• “Paul Buskirk”
 
• “Master Deacon Omar Quill”
 
• “Old Man Straw Norman Spud Goodall 2002”
 
• “Sam Shad Daytime Freddy Powers” [outside cover is unlabeled]
 
• “Sam Shad show Fred, BB, Joe, Ben”
 
• “Live at Big Balls of Cowtown Larry Scott Lincoln Cowboy Symposium”
 
• “Freddy Powers Sam Shad daytime 5/10/94”
 
• “Spud Goodall”
 
• “Texas Station II Feb. 28, 2004”
 
• “Freddy (Show’s) Master tape”
 
• “Freddy Powers Roast Final Edit”
 
 
three Fuji P6-60 Hi8 professional use tapes with the following titles:
 
• “R & H Water studio w/girls 4/13/98”
 
• “R & H Water/Water 4/13/98”
 
• “Rogers & Hammerhead Floyd Tillman, Merle Haggard …”
 
 
one standard audio cassette tape:
 
“Rogers & Hammerhead theme”
 
 
Box # 1239 folder 1
 
• Inter-office memo on contract for song “Nothing at All” by Freddy Powers
 
• “Honorable Discharge” document from US Marine Corps for Fredrick Dale Powers, 1950
 
• one card from Alesia Barnett to “Mr. Powers”
 
• one 8” x 2” sticker “Freddy Powers Country Jazz Swing”
 
• two brochures for “Freddy Powers Parkinson’s Organization”
 
• June/July 2007 issue of “Motorcycles: On the Road Again” magazine featuring article on Powers
 
• Summer 2008 issue of “Austin Wide Open” magazine featuring Powers on the cover
 
• One “2005” photo bookmark, not identified
 
 
Box # 1239 folder 2
 
The following were removed from frames for preservation purposes:
 
• Thank you letter from Tom Cheney November 1996
 
• Certificate from the Academy of Country Music awarded to Powers 1988
 
• Letter from BMI to Powers concerning Rogers and Hammerhead Music July 1995
 
• Western Swing Hall of Fame awarded to Powers October 2006
 
 
Box # 1240
 
• One poem “The King of Country Dixie Swing” and a CD in a wooden frame 19” x 15”
 
• 1997 Toshiba Senior Classic 141/2” x 11 ½” wooden plaque with three color photographs
 
• One city of Austin Proclamation “Freddy Powers Day” October 31, 1996 and framed and matted in 19” x 14” blue metal frame along with photograph of Powers
 
 
Box # 1240 folder 1
 
• One 11” x 17” poster for the Western Swing Society 25th Annual Hall of Fame Festival 2006, features Freddy Powers and others; removed from a cardboard mailing tube
 
The following were removed from frames for preservation purposes:
 
• One 14” x 11” certificate awarded to Powers from the Nashville Songwriters Association International for “Looking for a Place to Fall Apart” March 16, 1985
 
• Three 12” x 17” Citations of Achievement presented by the Broadcast Music, Inc –
For “I Always Get Lucky With You”, 1983 [some discoloring]
For “I Always Get Lucky With You”, 1984 [some discoloring]
For “Let’s Chase Each Other Around the Room”, 1985 [mounted on foamcore]
 
 
Box # 1240 folder 2
 
Vintage Guitar Magazine December 2007 issue, featuring article on Powers, page 16
 
• One issue of the newspaper The Daily Sentinel, Nacogdoches, Texas, March 19, 2002 featuring the passing and remembering of Texas musician Paul Buskirk
 
• “Metro & State” section of the Austin American Statesman, March 20, 2002 featuring an article on Buskirk
 
• Six music posters featuring Powers and other artists; approximate size 17” x 11”
 
• Three 20” x 10” BMI Citation of Achievement, 1986, for the following songs
            “A Friend in California” [date ribbon missing]
            “Natural High”
            “A Place to Fall Apart”
 
• one album sleeve “Willie Nelson Over the Rainbow”; back of sleeve features Nelson, Powers and others [removed from frame for preservation purposes]
 
 
Oversize artifacts:
• One blue vinyl banner, 11ft. 6inches by 32 inches, reads “Welcome Freddy Powers Celebrity Invitational”; fair condition though creased from being rolled up
 
• Words and music for “The Stolen Waltz” framed and matted; 20” x 14” blue frame
 
• One wooden display case, 29” x 15” x 3”, containing a Texas flag flown over the capitol March 10, 2006 presented to Freddy Powers by the Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association; contains two certificates but the plexiglass is missing from the top one; a “Special Guest” label is attached to the bottom right corner
 
 
Freddy Powers also donated the following albums and compact discs:
 
• Freddy Powers “Time Changes Everything” [two copies]
 
• Freddy Powers and the Powerhouse IV “Songs and Stuff”
 
• Freddy  Powers “The Country Jazz Singer”
 
• Freddy Powers and the Powerhouse IV “The Good Life!”
 
• The Wilburn Brothers “Its Another World”
 
• The Wilburn Brothers (Teddy and Doyle)  “Carefree Moments”
 
• Freddy Powers “Through the Years”
 
• Freddy Powers “My Great Escape”
 
• Freddy Powers & Bill McDavide (Rogers & Hammerhead) “Songwriting Duo”
 
• Freddy Powers “The Hottest Thing in Town”
 
• Freddy Powers “The Country Jazz Singer - Collectors Edition”
 
• Freddy Powers “Silver Eagle”