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(HIt Parade Records) 28 tracks (73:00) 12 page booklet Seven decades after Hank Williams...more

Hank Williams: 28 Original Hits In Stereo (CD)

(HIt Parade Records) 28 tracks (73:00) 12 page booklet

Seven decades after Hank Williams changed the course of country music with songs inspired by the brilliant ups and hellish downs of his own life, you can finally hear his amazing hits like you’ve never heard them before – the pure original recordings with nothing added in superb state-of-the-art stereo for the first time. Gone is that old “78rpm sound.” Click here for more information about how these fresh-sounding recordings were created.

Earlier misguided attempts at stereo added strings and things that Hank never meant to be heard on his #1 hits like “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Cold, Cold Heart” and “Jambalaya.” His catalog has stood the test of time and now you can hear “Hey, Good Lookin’,” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and his great spiritual classic “I Saw The Light” in the finest stereo ever produced. All 28 songs are making their stereo debuts, including never-to-be forgotten tunes like “You Win Again,” “Take These Chains From My Heart,” “Honky Tonkin’,” “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” and his first chart-topper, “Move It On Over.” Includes a 12-page booklet with photos and liner notes by Fred Bronson.


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  • Interpret: Hank Williams

  • Album titlle: 28 Original Hits In Stereo (CD)

  • Genre Country

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  • Preiscode Y13
  • Label Hit Parade Records

  • EAN: 0730531232907

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Williams, Hank - 28 Original Hits In Stereo (CD) CD 1
01Your Cheatin' HeartHank Williams
02Cold, Cold, HeartHank Williams
03I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)Hank Williams
04My Bucket's Got A Hole In ItHank Williams
05Jambalaya (On The Bayou)Hank Williams
06Hey, Good Lookin'Hank Williams
07Settin' The Woods On FireHank Williams
08Kaw-LigaHank Williams
09Crazy HeartHank Williams
10I'm So Lonesome I Could CryHank Williams
11Blue Eyes Crying In The RainHank Williams
12Moanin' The BluesHank Williams
13You Win AgainHank Williams
14Take These Chains From My HeartHank Williams
15Honky Tonk BluesHank Williams
16Half As MuchHank Williams
17I'll Never Get Out Of This World AliveHank Williams
18Move It On OverHank Williams
19Honky Tonkin'Hank Williams
20Mind Your Own BusinessHank Williams
21Lost HighwayHank Williams
22Long Gone Lonesome BluesHank Williams
23Lovesick BluesHank Williams
24Why Don't You Love MeHank Williams
25Why Should We Try AnymoreHank Williams
26I Saw The LightHank Williams
27Ramblin' Man (Luke The Drifter)Hank Williams
28No No Joe (Luke The Drifter)Hank Williams
Hank Williams was to me the first rock 'n' roll singer. Don Everly When Hank Williams's... more
"Hank Williams"

Hank Williams was to me the first rock 'n' roll singer.
Don Everly

When Hank Williams's first M-G-M record hit radio stations and Southern juke joints in June 1947, country music was poised for a seismic shift. Western swing and cowboy crooners were waning in popularity, as were the mournful wails of Roy Acuff and trumpet-driven jukebox novelties. Eddy Arnold and Red Foley ruled the charts with finely honed records that sounded more uptown than down-home. Beyond a few select artists with established regional appeal, the major labels mostly ignored Southeastern vocalists who sounded too 'hillbilly,' leaving this market to aggressive independent labels. When King Records in Cincinnati began racking impressive sales figures with raw, unabashedly rural music, the majors took notice but stayed the course.

Williams's Move It On Over was not Ernest Tubb's, Floyd Tillman's or Moon Mullican's Texas honky tonk. It was something fresh and exciting, fusing passionate Acuffian phrasing with a high-volume backbeat straight out of late '30s Chicago race records. It rocked like crazy and formally introduced Hank Williams as a significant voice in country music.

Williams's early years and influences have been thoroughly documented elsewhere. New York writer Roger Williams (no relation) wrote the first significant biography in 1970 ('Sing A Sad Song: A Life Of Hank Williams'; Doubleday). The next fifteen years brought other full-length bios by Jay Caress, Chet Flippo, and George William Koon, among others. Dr. Charles K. Wolfe and Bob Pinson also contributed to our understanding of Williams's life, music, career and recordings. These studies have been largely supplanted by Colin Escott's 'Hank Williams: A Biography' (Little, Brown & Co., 1994) and his notes to Mercury Records' comprehensive 1998 compact disc anthology 'The Complete Hank Williams.'

Hiram 'Hank' Williams was born September 17, 1923 in Mount Olive Community, Alabama, the second child born to Elonzo Huble Williams (1891-1970) and Jessie Lillie Belle Skipper (1898-1955). Lon Williams, a native of Lowndes County, Alabama, was a locomotive driver for a logging company when he met Lillie Skipper. The couple struggled financially after their November 1916 marriage, often relying on help from Lillie's family and meager income from a small general store in their house. Lon Williams was drafted into the army in July 1918, spending part of the next eleven months in France. During his military service he suffered a serious head injury in either a drunken brawl over a woman or a fall from a truck. Although he apparently recovered, the injury caused irreparable neurological damage that later resurfaced.

Returning from the war, Lon Williams worked sporadically at the lumberyards, while Lillie took jobs as a nurse, a cannery worker and seamstress. Their first child, Irene, was born in August 1922, followed by Hank a year later.

Life was hard, but the family got by. On Sundays Lillie sang and played organ at the Mount Olive West Baptist Church. In one of his rare print interviews, Hank recalled those days to San Francisco journalist Ralph J. Gleason. "My earliest memory is sittin' on that organ stool and hollerin'," he said. "I must have been five, six years old, and louder 'n anybody else."

His parents noticed their son had a swollen spot on his spine, a birth defect later diagnosed as Spina Bifida Occulta. If not corrected by surgery, the spinal cord could herniate outward from the spine. Hank's condition went untreated. As he aged, the ailment progressed, leaving him susceptible to back injuries and debilitating pain.

Soon after the 1929 stock market crash, Lon became impaired by a brain aneurysm likely triggered by his earlier head injury. Temporarily unable to speak and his face paralyzed, he was admitted to a Veterans Administration hospital in Biloxi that November. He never lived with his family again.

from booklet BCD16636 - Hank Williams Rockin'Chair Money - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/williams-hank-rockin-chair-money-gonna-shake-this-shack-tonight.html
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Tracklist
Williams, Hank - 28 Original Hits In Stereo (CD) CD 1
01 Your Cheatin' Heart
02 Cold, Cold, Heart
03 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
04 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
05 Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
06 Hey, Good Lookin'
07 Settin' The Woods On Fire
08 Kaw-Liga
09 Crazy Heart
10 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
11 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
12 Moanin' The Blues
13 You Win Again
14 Take These Chains From My Heart
15 Honky Tonk Blues
16 Half As Much
17 I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
18 Move It On Over
19 Honky Tonkin'
20 Mind Your Own Business
21 Lost Highway
22 Long Gone Lonesome Blues
23 Lovesick Blues
24 Why Don't You Love Me
25 Why Should We Try Anymore
26 I Saw The Light
27 Ramblin' Man (Luke The Drifter)
28 No No Joe (Luke The Drifter)