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Hank Williams: Move It On Over (CD)

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  • Interpret: Hank Williams

  • Album titlle: Move It On Over (CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 1999
  • Label Country Stars

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 8712177035984

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Williams, Hank - Move It On Over (CD) CD 1
01 Move It On Over Hank Williams
02 I Saw The Light Hank Williams
03 Honky Tonkin' Hank Williams
04 Calling You Hank Williams
05 Wealth Won't Save Your Soul Hank Williams
06 Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door) Hank Williams
07 I Don't Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes) Hank Williams
08 When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels Hank Williams
09 Pan American Hank Williams
10 My Love For You (Has Turned To Hate) Hank Williams
11 (Last Night) I Heard You Crying In Your Sleep Hank Williams
12 Six More Miles (To The Graveyard) Hank Williams
13 Fly Trouble Hank Williams
14 On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain Hank Williams
15 Rootie Tootie Hank Williams
16 I'm Satisfied With You Hank Williams
17 I'm A Long Gone Daddy Hank Williams
18 Honky Tonkin' Hank Williams
19 I Can't Get You Off My Mind Hank Williams
20 A Mansion On The Hill Hank Williams
21 My Sweet Love Ain't Around Hank Williams
22 The Blues Come Around 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 - Move It On Over (CD) CD 1
01 Move It On Over
02 I Saw The Light
03 Honky Tonkin'
04 Calling You
05 Wealth Won't Save Your Soul
06 Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door)
07 I Don't Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes)
08 When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels
09 Pan American
10 My Love For You (Has Turned To Hate)
11 (Last Night) I Heard You Crying In Your Sleep
12 Six More Miles (To The Graveyard)
13 Fly Trouble
14 On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain
15 Rootie Tootie
16 I'm Satisfied With You
17 I'm A Long Gone Daddy
18 Honky Tonkin'
19 I Can't Get You Off My Mind
20 A Mansion On The Hill
21 My Sweet Love Ain't Around
22 The Blues Come Around