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Hank Thompson The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD)

The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD)
 
 
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Hank Thompson: The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD)

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8-CD Box-Set (LP-size) with 128-page hardcover book, 246 tracks. Total playing time approx. 673 mns.
  • This box set includes all his post-Capitol recordings for Warner Brothers, Dot, ABC, Churchill, and MCA/Dot during the twenty year period from 1966 through 1986.
  • On 8 CDs you find all the hits, along with every album track, and dozens of rarities and overlooked gems that have never been available on CD before now.
  • In addition to the music, this collection comes with a hardcover book featuring a complete discography of Hank's recordings from the era, dozens of photos from his personal scrapbooks, and an in-depth essay by Scott B. Bomar.
This second Bear Family box set of Hank Thompson's studio recordings picks up where the previous collection ended and includes all his post-Capitol recordings for Warner Bros., Dot, ABC, Churchill, and MCA/Dot during the twenty year period from 1966 through 1986. It was an era when Hank would experiment with new sounds while repeatedly returning to the unparalleled brand of honky-tonk infused western swing that made him a legend.

If one were to completely ignore the achievements of his classic years on Capitol Records and only consider his career from 1966 onward, Hank Thompson would still be regarded as a major country music success story. He placed twelve LPs on the country album chart during this era, including three in the top 20. Additionally, he racked up thirty charting singles, including the top 20 hits Where Is The Circus, He's Got A Way With Women, On Tap, In The Can, Or In The Bottle, Smoky The Bar, Next Time I Fall In Love (I Won't), The Mark Of A Heel, I've Come Awful Close, Cab Driver, The Older The Violin, The Sweeter The Music, and Who Left The Door To Heaven Open.

This 8-CD collection features all the hits, along with every album track, and dozens of rarities and overlooked gems that have never been available on CD before now. Included are complete theme albums such as Hank's tributes to The Mills Brothers and Nat 'King' Cole, as well as his album of songs about Oklahoma, and the instrumental recordings he made with his band, the incomparable Brazos Valley Boys. Also included are more than twenty titles that have never been released in any format, including an album's worth of excellent truck driving songs that were inexplicably shelved until the release of this set.

In addition to the music, this collection comes with a hardcover book featuring a complete discography of Hank's recordings from the era, dozens of photos from his personal scrapbooks, and an in-depth essay by Scott B. Bomar drawn from nearly twenty new interviews with those closest to Hank, and detailing the evolution of a legacy artist finding his place in a changing country music marketplace while continually reasserting the magic of the Thompson touch.

8-CD Box-Set (LP-size) with 128-page hardcover book, 246 tracks. Total playing time approx. 673 mns.


 

Songs

Thompson, Hank - The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD) Box set 1
1: If I Lose You Tomorrow
2: I'll Set My Teardrops To Music
3: Number One On The Hurt Parade
4: I've Got A Date With A Teardrop
5: Clubs, Spades, Diamonds And Hearts
6: The Great Society
7: On Tap, In The Can, Or In The Bottle
8: Let The Four Winds Choose
9: New Blackboard Of My Heart
10: Smoky The Bar
11: The Big One Got Away
12: Lend Me A Dollar
13: Where Is The Circus
14: Love Walked Out Long Before She Did
15: He's Got A Way With Women
16: I See Them Everywhere
17: Most Of All
18: Whoa Sailor
19: Humpty Dumpty Heart
20: Squaws Along The Yukon
21: Today
22: Breaking The Rules
23: Tomorrow Night
24: Wildwood Flower
25: John Henry
26: Take The 'A' Train
27: Brazos Valley Blues
28: La Golondrina
29: Steel Guitar Rag
30: Turkey On The Strings
31: Chihuahua Polka
32: Ja-Da
Thompson, Hank - The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD) Box set 2
1: When The Saints Go Marching In
2: Fiddleitis
3: Maiden's Prayer / Faded Love
4: Salute To Bob
5: Cold Cold Heart
6: I'm Movin' On
7: Six Days On The Road
8: Walking The Floor Over You
9: She Thinks I Still Care
10: Together Again
11: Slipping Around
12: Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette
13: He'll Have To Go
14: Sixteen Tons
15: Pop A Top
16: New Records On The Jukebox
17: Cocaine Blues
18: Bright Lights And Blonde Haired Women
19: What's Made Milwaukee Famous
20: Ace In The Hole
21: Let's Get Drunk And Be Somebodyv
22: My Rough And Rowdy Ways
23: Drunkard's Blues (take -14)
24: Girl In The Night (take -19)
26: The Pathway Of My Life
26: At Certain Times
27: Mutiny On The Monotony
28: Drunkard's Blues (take -9)
29: Girl In The Night (take -18)
Thompson, Hank - The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD) Box set 3
1: Oklahoma Hills
2: Dusty Skies
3: Dear Okie
4: Oklahoma Home Brew
5: The Everlasting Hills Of Oklahoma
6: Take Me Back To Tulsa
7: Guthrie (with strings)
8: Happy Oklahoma
9: O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A
10: Homesick, Lonesome, Hillbilly Okie
11: Big Boat Across Oklahoma
12: Oklahoma Stomp
13: Guthrie (w/o strings)
14: I'm Afraid I Lied
15: But That's All Right (with strings)
16: One Of The Fortunate Few (with strings)
17: Take It All Away
18: Cozy Inn
19: Everybody Loves A Pretty Baby
20: Where My Sweet Baby Used To Walk
21: Next Time I Fall In Love (I Won't)
22: I'd Do It Again
23: Swing Wide Your Gate Of Love
24: Waiting In The Lobby Of Your Heart
25: We've Gone Too Far
26: The Wild Side Of Life
27: Yesterday's Girl
28: It's Better To Have Loved A Little
29: But That's All Right (w/o strings)
30: One Of The Fortunate Few (w/o strings)
Thompson, Hank - The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD) Box set 4
1: I'll Be Around
2: Gloria
3: Glow Worm
4: Be My Life's Companion
5: Paper Doll
6: Till Then
7: You Always Hurt The One You Love
8: Cab Driver
9: Lazy River
10: You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
11: Across The Alley From The Alamo
12: Promise Her Anything
13: The Mark Of A Heel
14: I've Come Awful Close
15: That's Why I Sing In A Honky Tonk
16: Fifteen Dollar Draw
17: Roses In The Wine
18: Teardrops On The Rocks
19: The Older The Violin, The Sweeter The Music
20: Kindly Keep It Country
21: Jill's Jack In The Box
22: The Lord Knows I'm Drinking
23: Loving On Back Streets
24: Southern Loving
25: It's Four In The Morning
26: Behind Closed Doors
27: I Ain't Never
28: A Six Pack To Go
29: When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
30: Whatever's Left
31: The Corner Of My Life
32: I Recall A Gypsy Woman
Thompson, Hank - The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD) Box set 5
1: Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon
2: Who Left The Door To Heaven Open
3: The Same Old Way (take -4)
4: Let It Burn
5: Red Necks, White Socks And Blue Ribbon Beer
6: Country Bumpkin
7: There's A Honky Tonk Angel (Who'll Take Me Back In)
8: Wait A Little Longer Baby
9: Mama Don't Allow No Music
10: Fair Weather Love
11: After You Have Made Me Over
12: That's Just My Truckin' Luck
13: Mississippi Sam
14: Answer Me, My Love
15: Ramblin' Rose
16: Mona Lisa
17: A Blossom Fell
18: It's Only A Paper Moon
19: If I May
20: Too Young
21: The Gypsy
22: Pretend
23: That's All There Is, There Isn't Any More
24: Oh Mary Don't You Weep
25: Annie Over
26: Hangover Tavern
27: She's Just A Whole Lot Like You
Thompson, Hank - The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD) Box set 6
28: The Same Old Way (take -6)
1: Modine
2: Golden Turnpike In The Sky
3: I Lost My Love To A Truck Drivin' Man
4: Movin' On
5: Trucker's Lullaby
6: Fifteen Miles To Clarksville
7: Asphalt Cowboy
8: Truck Drivers Turn Them On
9: Fifteen Gears
10: Truck It On Down To My House Baby
11: Honky Tonk Girl
12: I'll Sign My Heart Away
13: Yesterday's Girl
14: Another Shot Of Toddy
15: Forgive Me
16: Play For Me One Polka
17: Big Band Days
18: Bring Back The Waltzes
19: Three Little Swigs
20: Don't Get Around Much Anymore
21: Bummin' Around
22: Just One Step Away
23: Absent Minded Me
24: Comin' In For Rye
25: Johnny On The Spot
26: Simple Simon, Simple Heart
27: It Gets More Like Monday Everyday
28: When You've Seen One Broken Heart
29: Just An Old Flame
30: Tell Me When The Flag Is Passing By
31: Time Wounds All Heels
32: It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
Thompson, Hank - The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD) Box set 7
1: Ages And Ages Ago
2: She Loves The One She's With
3: If Worst Come To Worst
4: Window In My Heart
5: If I Had An Ounce Of Sense
6: We Don't Love There Anymore
7: Cheaters Never Win
8: Dance With Me Molly
9: Point Of No Return
10: Signs Of Love
11: That Want You, Need You, Got To Have You Feelin'
12: Through The Bottom Of The Glass
13: I Hear The South Callin' Me
14: Tony's Tank-Up, Drive-In Cafe
15: Money Trouble And Love
16: I'm Just Gettin' By
17: Have A Good Time
18: World's Greatest Feelin'
19: Take Me Back To Tulsa
20: Gettin' Down, Gettin' Together, Gettin' In Love
21: Texans And Okies
22: Rollin' In Your Sweet Sunshine
23: One Hell Of A Weekend
24: You're Poppin' Tops
25: Star Of The Starlight Saloon
26: The King Of Western Swing
27: A Little More Country
28: If I Were In Your Shoes
29: Pistol Packing Mama
30: Driving Nails In My Coffin
31: Whatever Happened To Mary
32: The Convict And The Rose
Thompson, Hank - The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD) Box set 8
1: All That Goes Up
2: Big Boat Across Oklahoma
3: Cocaine Blues
4: Drop Me Gently (So My Heart Won’t Break)
5: Shame On You
6: Rockin' In The Congo
7: Stars And Stripes On Iwo Jima
8: Take The 'A' Train
9: Hello Request Line
10: Let's Stop What We Started
11: Honey’s Mobile Love Repair
12: Always A Lady
13: I Woke Up With A Few
14: Rainy Days And Whiskey Nights
15: Once In A Blue Moon
16: A Six Pack To Go
17: The Wild Side Of Life
18: Oklahoma Hills
19: Breakin' The Rules
20: Blondes With No Last Name
21: Walkin' On New Grass
22: Pick Pocket
23: Honky Tonk Good Ole Gals And Hillbilly Bands
24: I Let Me Heart Do The Talking For Me
25: Swingin' Side Of Them Swingin' Doors
26: I Woke Up With A Few (alternate take)
27: Oklahoma Hills (live)
28: Wild Side Of Life (live)
29: Green Light (live)
30: Old Time Fiddle Medley (live)
31: A Six Pack To Go (live)

 

Artikeleigenschaften von Hank Thompson: The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD)

  • Interpret: Hank Thompson

  • Albumtitel: The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD)

  • Format Box set
  • Genre Country

  • Title The Pathways Of My Life 1966-86 (8-CD)
  • Label Bear Family Productions

  • Price code HK
  • SubGenre Country - General

  • EAN: 5397102172601

  • weight in Kg 2.800
 
 

Artist description "Thompson, Hank"

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.

 

 
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From: Redecker 2014-03-13 16:01:56

Ultimately, this is of course a serious investment to make to an artist.
Country Music People 12/13 Duncan Warwick

 
From: Redecker 2014-03-13 16:00:35

Eine lohnenswerte Box für Liebhaber echter Countrymusic.
No Fences # 62 Harald Harland

 
From: Redecker 2014-03-13 14:02:37

Gewohnt Bear-Family-hochklassig auch das voluminöse Hardcover-Begleitbuch der Box im LP-Format.
Good Times 1/14 Ullrich Schuster

 
From: Redecker 2014-03-13 14:02:18

Hank Thompson was one of the greats of country music. This second Bear Family box set amply illustrates that the quality of his music was high throughout his long and successful career. Thank you, Bear Family.
Now Dig This 2/14 Howard Cockburn

 
 
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