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Hank Williams: Bound For The Promised Land - Walmart Excl.

(2010/TIME LIFE) 18 tracks 1951 with 16 page booklet by Colin Escott.

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  • Interpret: Hank Williams

  • Album titlle: Bound For The Promised Land - Walmart Excl.

  • Genre Country

  • Label Time Life

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0610583380521

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Williams, Hank - Bound For The Promised Land - Walmart Excl. CD 1
01 I'll Fly Away Hank Williams
02 Dear Brother Hank Williams
03 Lord, Build Me A Cabin In Glory Hank Williams
04 I Am Bound For The Promised Land Hank Williams
05 Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet Hank Williams
06 Something Got Hold Of Me Hank Williams
07 I've Just Told Mama Goodbye Hank Williams
08 Jesus Died For Me Hank Williams
09 How Can You Refuse Him Now Hank Williams
10 Calling You Hank Williams
11 Wait For The Light To Shine Hank Williams
12 I Dreamed That The Great Judgement Morning Hank Williams
13 At The Cross Hank Williams
14 Bonus Tracks: A Complete Show From 1951 Hank Williams
15 Introduction Hank Williams
16 Next Sunday, Darling, Is My Birthday Hank Williams
17 Old Joe Clark (Jerry Rivers & The Drifting Co Hank Williams
18 Deck Of Cards Hank Williams
19 Closing 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 - Bound For The Promised Land - Walmart Excl. CD 1
01 I'll Fly Away
02 Dear Brother
03 Lord, Build Me A Cabin In Glory
04 I Am Bound For The Promised Land
05 Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet
06 Something Got Hold Of Me
07 I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
08 Jesus Died For Me
09 How Can You Refuse Him Now
10 Calling You
11 Wait For The Light To Shine
12 I Dreamed That The Great Judgement Morning
13 At The Cross
14 Bonus Tracks: A Complete Show From 1951
15 Introduction
16 Next Sunday, Darling, Is My Birthday
17 Old Joe Clark (Jerry Rivers & The Drifting Co
18 Deck Of Cards
19 Closing