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Creator: Freddy Powers

Collection #: 2009-066

Biographical Note: Recordings of The Rogers & Hammerhead Show, on Umatic, VHS, and audiocassette, which aired on the Austin Music Network in 1996-1997. Rogers & Hammerhead are the stage names of and Freddy Powers and Bill McDavid, who emcee each show.

Scope and Contents: The Rogers & Hammerhead Show aimed to bring attention to songwriters whose songs were recorded and made famous by various musicians, though the songwriters themselves may be not as well known. Shows generally include discussion of songs, songwriters’ careers, and performances by the songwriter, with Powers and McDavid joining in occasionally. Performers include Bobbie and Willie Nelson, Gary P. Nunn, and Merle Haggard, who appears on his own show and also makes an appearance with Floyd Tillman. Dates are included, though it’s sometimes unclear if it was the recording date or the air date. Some song titles are included, though it’s not a complete set list.

Items organized alphabetically by performer. Color bars and blank tape has been edited out of the beginning and end of the digital files. Aired recordings, listed as “Television Broadcast,” can be accessed on the institutional repository at https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/7218 , or by clicking the link at the tape number below.

Materials listed here comprise the video recordings only. For a complete list of materials, see the finding aid for Freddy Powers: Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association Collection at http://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/a-z/powers.html .

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Online Collection Inventory

“Rogers & Hammerhead Intro,” Introduction and Closing, ca 1996. Click here for digital file.

Rogers & Hammerhead, Theme Song, ca 1996. Click here for digital file.

“Highlights from the First Year,” ca 1996. Click here for digital file.

Aaron Barker, November 9, 1996. Click here for digital file.

Steve Fromholtz, November 9, 1996. Click here for digital file.

Larry Gatlin, February 25, 1997. Click here for digital file.

The Geezinslaws,, February 25, 1997 (aired May 11, 1997). Click here for digital file.

Merle Haggard, December 2, 1997. Click here for digital file.

Ray Wylie Hubbard, February 25, 1997. Click here for digital file.

Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson, April 2, 1997. Click here for digital file.

Gary P. Nunn, October 17, 1996. Click here for digital file.

“Freddy Powers and More,” Powers show and other clips, November 9, 1996. Click here for digital file.

Doug Supernaw, October 17, 1996. Click here for digital file.

Sonny Throckmorton, October 17, 1996. Click here for digital file.

Floyd Tillman, December 2, 1997. Click here for digital file.

Rusty Wier, November 9, 1996. Click here for digital file.

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