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Hank Williams Golden Greats (3-CD)

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Hank Williams: Golden Greats (3-CD)

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Article properties: Hank Williams: Golden Greats (3-CD)

  • Interpret: Hank Williams

  • Album titlle: Golden Greats (3-CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 2003
  • Label Disky

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 8711539056179

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Williams, Hank - Golden Greats (3-CD) CD 1
01 Honky Tonkin' Hank Williams
02 I'm A Long Gone Daddy Hank Williams
03 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) Hank Williams
04 Lovesick Blues Hank Williams
05 Move It On Over Hank Williams
06 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Hank Williams
07 Rootie Tootie Hank Williams
08 The Blues Come Around Hank Williams
09 Why Don't You Love Me Hank Williams
10 Mind Your Own Business Hank Williams
11 Lost Highway Hank Williams
12 Dear John Hank Williams
13 Hey Good Looking Hank Williams
14 Beyond The Sunset Hank Williams
15 Ramblin' Man Hank Williams
16 Half As Much Hank Williams
17 You Win Again Hank Williams
18 My Son Calls Another Man Daddy Hank Williams
19 Kaw-Liga Hank Williams
20 Lost On The River Hank Williams
Williams, Hank - Golden Greats (3-CD) CD 2
01 I Saw The Light Hank Williams
02 I Won't Be Home No More Hank Williams
03 Pan American Hank Williams
04 I Heard My Mother Praying For Me Hank Williams
05 Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door) Hank Williams
06 Fly Trouble Hank Williams
07 Calling You Hank Williams
08 I've Just Told Mama Goodbye Hank Williams
09 Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals Hank Williams
10 The Funeral Hank Williams
11 No No Joe Hank Williams
12 Everythings Okay Hank Williams
13 Wedding Bells Hank Williams
14 You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) Hank Williams
15 I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive Hank Williams
16 I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Living Hank Williams
17 Howling At The Moon Hank Williams
18 Crazy Heart Hank Williams
19 Help Me Understand Hank Williams
20 My Heart Would Know Hank Williams
Williams, Hank - Golden Greats (3-CD) CD 3
01 They'll Never Take Her Love Hank Williams
02 Honky Tonk Blues Hank Williams
03 I'm Sorry For You My Friend Hank Williams
04 Window Shopping Hank Williams
05 Settin' The Woods On Fire Hank Williams
06 Your Cheatin' Heart Hank Williams
07 Men With Broken Hearts Hank Williams
08 Let's Turn Back The Years Hank Williams
09 My Love For You Has Turned To Hate Hank Williams
10 I Can't Get You Off My Mind Hank Williams
11 Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw Hank Williams
12 Wealth Won't Save Your Soul Hank Williams
13 Mansion On The Hill Hank Williams
14 My Sweet Love Ain't Around Hank Williams
15 I'll Be A Bachelor Till I Die Hank Williams
16 (I'd Heard) That Lonesome Whistle Hank Williams
17 There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight Hank Williams
18 Pictures From Life's Other Side Hank Williams
19 The Pale Horse And His Rider Hank Williams
20 A Home In Heaven 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
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