Public Figure Profiles

Lew Williams

Lewis Wayne Williams (January 12, 1934 – September 1, 2019, born Chillicothe, Texas) was an American rockabilly singer and songwriter, known as the "Cab Calloway of rockabilly".

Williams began singing at age four, and moved with his family to Dallas at age eleven. He played in local clubs after graduating Adamson High School and entered Midwestern State University in 1952. However, a few months later he secured a job as a headliner for a radio program on Frederick, Oklahoma station KTAT.

The following year, Williams recorded demos at Jim Beck's recording studio and managed to get a single released on Flair Records in June 1953, but "I've Been Doin' Some Slippin' Too" was not a hit, and he did not release further material from these sessions. He sent some of the demos to Imperial Records, who offered him a publishing contract; Williams attempted to secure a recording contract as well but was unsuccessful initially. Imperial finally signed him as a recording artist in 1955, and his first releases came out in 1956. A few singles were issued in 1956 and 1957, with Jimmie Haskell producing and Barney Kessell on guitar; they did not sell and Williams was dropped early in 1957.

He graduated from the university in 1957 and devoted himself to songwriting full-time. He wrote material for Jimmy Hughes (with Mae Axton), Ferlin Husky, Floyd Cramer, Porter Wagoner, and Hoyt Johnson. After serving time in the Army, Williams took the pseudonym Vik Wayne for one final release on Dot Records, "The Girl I Saw on Bandstand"; when it did not sell, he opened a recording studio and started a talent agency. He left music for good in the early 1960s, moving into the publishing and mail order businesses.

After Bear Family Records released some of his material in the 1990s, fed by the burgeoning interest in rockabilly in Europe and Japan, he made a comeback, appearing in Las Vegas in 2000 and touring widely thereafter.

Lew Williams died at age 85 on September 1, 2019 at an assisted living facility in Winnsboro, Texas.

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Some of their strengths

Lew Williams has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Creative, Hardworking, Loyal, Generous, Imaginative, and Honest.

Smart and Hardworking

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Lew Williams is someone who is a smart, hardworking, reliable, and loyal person, who is detail-oriented and orderly, but also generous and optimistic. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Lew Williams well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Ambitious and Forceful

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Lew Williams as someone who is ambitious, hard-working, determined, and intelligent.

A person who has a knack for identifying opportunities, has amazing concentration and focus, who can work independently, who likes starting new things, and who is somewhat of an intellectual.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Lew Williams is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is curious, dynamic, and positive, and who enjoys inspiring and communicating with other people.

Patient and Perseverent

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Lew Williams tends to be someone who is patient, faithful, hardworking and persistent, and who wants to achieve a lot in life. Who tends to be rather private when it comes to expressing feelings, enjoys being independent and self-sufficient, and who is not afraid of any obstacle.

Some of Lew Williams's challenges

While Lew Williams has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Lew Williams can be Stubborn, Suspicious, Impulsive, Careless, Relentless, Inflexible, and Blunt.

Suspicious and Stubborn

One of Lew Williams's key challenges is that they are someone who can be suspicious and stubborn.

Lew Williams must also exercise caution as they can be excessive and unrealistic.

Relentless and Inflexible

Lew Williams is someone who can be relentless, obsessive, and inflexible, who can be confrontational with work colleagues, can have difficulty communicating feelings and be somewhat reclusive, and who can be self-destructive, overindulgent, and extravagant.

Callous and Stubborn

Finally, Lew Williams also can come across as cold and unemotional, be too dismissive of others' opinions, and be overly suspicious, selfish and crafty.

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