Article successfully added.

Hank Thompson Songs For Rounders - At The Golden Nugget (CD)

Listen up:
 
0:00
0:00
Please inform me as soon as the product is available again.

$20.16 * $22.41 * (10.04% Saved)

* incl. VAT / plus shipping costs

Item is temporarily out of stock.
Approx. delivery time: up to 3 weeks. (as far as available at the supplier - can be faster, but sometimes unfortunately not)

  • CDOMNI178
  • 0.1
(Omni Recording) 29 Tracks - Legend of the Honky-Tonk, scion of the drinker's dirge and the... more

Hank Thompson: Songs For Rounders - At The Golden Nugget (CD)

(Omni Recording) 29 Tracks -
Legend of the Honky-Tonk, scion of the drinker's dirge and the low-life lament, Hank Thompson is a towering figure in the world of Western Swing. Here, for the very first time, his two finest LPs are presented on one official CD. 1959's Songs For Rounders is just that, a loving ode to life's heels, dead-beats, drunkards and flotsam, built around Thompson's astoundingly ''un-radio-friendly'' cut of Cocaine Blues (later covered twice by Johnny Cash) and sublime numbers like Three Times Seven and Teach 'Em How To Swim. At The Golden Nugget was recorded in concert at the famous Las Vegas Casino in 1961 and is without a doubt one of the most surreal artifacts of the entire Honky-Tonk era. Roulette wheels tumble, gamblers jostle and gossip front and center as Hank and band roll from one superb tune (Lost Highway) to the next (A Six Pack To Go). This deluxe edition is remastered from the original Capitol master tapes and presented with exclusive liner notes, rare photos and extra tracks.

Article properties: Hank Thompson: Songs For Rounders - At The Golden Nugget (CD)

Thompson, Hank - Songs For Rounders - At The Golden Nugget (CD) CD 1
01 Three Times Seven
02 I'll Be A Bachelor Till I Die
03 Drunkards' Blues
04 Teach 'em How To Swim
05 Dry Bread
06 Cocaine Blues
07 Deep Elm
08 Bummin' Around
09 Little Blossom
10 Rovin' Gambler
11 Left My Gal In The Mountains
12 May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister
13 Honky-Tonk Girl
14 I Guess I'm Getting Over You
15 I'll Step Aside
16 Orange Blossom Special
17 I Didn't Mean To Fall In Love
18 John Henry
19 Nine Pound Hammer
20 She's Just A Whole Lot Like You
21 Steel Guitar Rag
22 Just One Step Away
23 Lost Highway
24 A Six Pack To Go
25 Detour
26 Teach Me How To Lie
27 I Don't Hurt Anymore
28 Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
29 I Cast A Lonesome Shadow
Hank Thompson  HANK THOMPSON Everything about Hank Thompson was modern. He was... more
"Hank Thompson"

Hank Thompson

 HANK THOMPSON

Everything about Hank Thompson was modern. He was one of the first country singers to record on audio tape, the first to record a live album. For years, he flew his own plane to shows. Sick of dealing with crappy dancehall sound systems, he designed and built his own. Handed a coveted membership in the Grand Ole Opry in 1949, soured by the low pay and Nashville's musical conservatism, he quickly went back to his native Texas.

Actually, the Waco-born Thompson grew up favoring Gene Autry, the Carter Family, Vernon Dalhart, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Tubb and the Opry over the locally generated Western Swing of the Light Crust Doughboys and Milton Brown. After he got his first guitar in 1935 at age ten, his singing won so many amateur shows at the Waco Theater that by the time he was in high school, WACO gave him a Monday-Friday morning radio show as 'Hank The Hired Hand.' He did the final broadcast in January, 1943, the morning he left for the Navy. Home in 1946, studying toward a degree (and career) in electronics, he began playing Tubb-influenced honky tonk with his new band, the Brazos Valley Boys. By fall, he had his first regional hit, Whoa Sailor, on the local Globe label. A year later, after opening for Tex Ritter in Waco, Ritter recommended Hank to Capitol where Humpty Dumpty Heart became his first national hit in 1948.

Quick to adapt to changing realities, and aiming at the dancehall circuit, Hank directed guitarist Billy Gray to reinvent the Brazos Valley Boys as a danceable Western Swing-influenced outfit, minus the jazzy instrumental solos he never cared for. Dissatisfied with the small crowds he drew performing around Dallas, he relocated to Oklahoma City in 1951, by then boasting a sound as identifiable as Lefty Frizzell's or Ray Price's. He was blending his jovial honky tonk vocals with swing-flavored accompaniment. The band's high standards earned them awards for over a decade. From 1953 on, his buddy Merle Travis played on nearly all Hank's sessions and on a good many tours.


Hank's way with a ballad was apparent on his biggest hit, his 1952 cover of Jimmie Heap's The Wild Side Of Life, which inspired the answer song, It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels (Kitty Wells's first hit). He further demonstrated his ballad skills on I'll Sign My Heart Away and other numbers. Nonetheless, he made his reputation on upbeat bounces like Wake Up Irene, Rub-A-Dub-Dub, A Fooler A Faker, Honky Tonk Girl and A Six Pack To Go. His hits helped keep the Western Swing sound alive during the '50s and '60s when it was largely out of favor.

Jim Halsey, who became Hank's manager in 1952, brought new ideas to the table like Hank's longtime relationship with Falstaff Beer in a day when corporate sponsorship of country acts was rare. Halsey suggested Capitol record Hank onstage at the Golden Nugget in Vegas in 1961—making him the first country artist to record a live album. Hank parted ways with Capitol in 1964. After two years with Warner Bros., he spent 13 years with Dot/MCA, recording in Nashville. The Dot era brought a few major hits. Nonetheless, while reflecting on his recording career in the book accompanying Bear Family's Thompson box set, he concluded, "I’d play one of those Dot records then drop one of those old Capitols on, and it was all the difference in the world between the presence and quality of the Capitols and what Dot put out." The Country Music Hall Of Fame inducted him in 1989.

 

Hank, who settled in Keller, Texas, northwest of Dallas, remained on the road, performing with local bands after dissolving the Brazos Valley Boys. His later albums included 1997’s 'Hank Thompson And Friends,'an underpromoted all-star effort on Curb, and HighTone's far superior 'Seven Decades,' released in 2000. Like fellow Hall of Famer Porter Wagoner, he literally continued until the end. At times, he'd appear with the Brazos Valley Boys, who'd reformed as an independent band, and billed more recent shows as part of his 'Sunset Tour.' He headlined a show back in Waco on October 8, 2007, proclaimed by Texas' governor as 'Hank Thompson Day.' Late that month, doctors discovered fast-moving, terminal lung cancer. He announced his retirement November 4; two days later, he was gone. In lieu of a funeral, friends and fans assembled at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth on November 14 to celebrate his remarkable life and career. In 2008, Bear Family will release a 33 track Thompson collection as part of its 'Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight' series.

 

Review 0
Read, write and discuss reviews... more
Customer evaluation for "Songs For Rounders - At The Golden Nugget (CD)"
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.
Please enter the digits and letters in the following text field.

The fields marked with * are required.

Weitere Artikel von Hank Thompson
My Side Of Life: Biography by Warren Kice Hank Thompson: My Side Of Life: Biography by Warren Kice Art-Nr.: 0020016

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$20.16 *
And His Brazos Valley Boys (12-CD) Hank Thompson: And His Brazos Valley Boys (12-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15904

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$247.08 * $235.85 *
A Six Pack To Go - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Hank Thompson: A Six Pack To Go - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Art-Nr.: BCD16803

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$17.92 * $15.67 *
Hank The Hired Hand - Word And Music (2-CD) Hank Thompson: Hank The Hired Hand - Word And Music (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDET1030

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$21.29 * $11.18 *
Treasures (CD) Hank Thompson: Treasures (CD) Art-Nr.: CDHOTR131

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$20.16 *
My Side Of Life: Biography by Warren Kice Hank Thompson: My Side Of Life: Biography by Warren Kice Art-Nr.: 0020016

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$20.16
And His Brazos Valley Boys (12-CD) Hank Thompson: And His Brazos Valley Boys (12-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15904

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$235.85 $247.08
A Six Pack To Go - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Hank Thompson: A Six Pack To Go - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Art-Nr.: BCD16803

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$15.67 $17.92
The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD) Hank Thompson: The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17260

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$168.44 $177.43
Call Of The Country (LP Album) Hank Thompson: Call Of The Country (LP Album) Art-Nr.: LPECS50054

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$28.03
At The Golden Nugget (Vinyl) Hank Thompson: At The Golden Nugget (Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPHAT3076

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$24.66
NEW
I'm A Fool For You (2-CD) Bobby Wood: I'm A Fool For You (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDRPMD1002

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$16.13 $20.16
NEW
Walking To New Orleans (CD) George Benson: Walking To New Orleans (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPRD75812

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$12.91 $20.16
I Just Didn't Hear - The Early Roads 1969-1973 (CD) Lee Conway: I Just Didn't Hear - The Early Roads 1969-1973... Art-Nr.: CDOMNI183

Item must be ordered

$20.16 $22.41
Pepper Hot Baby - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Justin Tubb: Pepper Hot Baby - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Art-Nr.: BCD16859

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$15.67 $17.92
A Six Pack To Go - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Hank Thompson: A Six Pack To Go - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Art-Nr.: BCD16803

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$15.67 $17.92
Rockin'Chair Money - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Hank Williams: Rockin'Chair Money - Gonna Shake This Shack... Art-Nr.: BCD16636

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$15.67 $17.92
Boogie Woogie Fever Gene O'quin: Boogie Woogie Fever Art-Nr.: BCD16194

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$15.67 $17.92
Hillbilly Band From Mars (CD) Joe Carson: Hillbilly Band From Mars (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15757

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$15.67 $17.92
Viewed
Tracklist
Thompson, Hank - Songs For Rounders - At The Golden Nugget (CD) CD 1
01 Three Times Seven
02 I'll Be A Bachelor Till I Die
03 Drunkards' Blues
04 Teach 'em How To Swim
05 Dry Bread
06 Cocaine Blues
07 Deep Elm
08 Bummin' Around
09 Little Blossom
10 Rovin' Gambler
11 Left My Gal In The Mountains
12 May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister
13 Honky-Tonk Girl
14 I Guess I'm Getting Over You
15 I'll Step Aside
16 Orange Blossom Special
17 I Didn't Mean To Fall In Love
18 John Henry
19 Nine Pound Hammer
20 She's Just A Whole Lot Like You
21 Steel Guitar Rag
22 Just One Step Away
23 Lost Highway
24 A Six Pack To Go
25 Detour
26 Teach Me How To Lie
27 I Don't Hurt Anymore
28 Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
29 I Cast A Lonesome Shadow