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Hank Williams: Pictures From Life's Other Side Vol.3 (2-CD)

(BMG) 43 tracks, digisleeve

Carefully curated and assembled 2CD digipack collections of Hank Williams' live-in-studio performances as part of the "Mother's Best" radio shows, newly restored and remastered.

The three double-CD volumes are taken from the 2020 deluxe box set "Pictures From Life's Other Side: The Man and His Music in Rare Recordings and Photos" (9781947026650) and now appear for the first time as separate CD releases. Includes the classics: "Hey Good Lookin'", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Cold Cold Heart, "Move It On Over" & "Long Gone Lonesome Blues".

Article properties: Hank Williams: Pictures From Life's Other Side Vol.3 (2-CD)

  • Interpret: Hank Williams

  • Album titlle: Pictures From Life's Other Side Vol.3 (2-CD)

  • Label BMG

  • Genre Country

  • Artikelart CD

  • Year of publication 2021
  • EAN: 4050538669787

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Williams, Hank - Pictures From Life's Other Side Vol.3 (2-CD) CD 1
01 I Dreamed About Mama Last Night Hank Williams
02 I Heard My Savior Calling Hank Williams
03 Low And Lonely Hank Williams
04 Steal Away - The Funeral Hank Williams
05 Mind Your Own Business Hank Williams
06 I Dreamed About Mama Last Night Hank Williams
07 I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin' Hank Williams
08 The Pale Horse And His Rider Hank Williams
09 My Sweet Love Ain't Around Hank Williams
10 I Saw The Light Hank Williams
11 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Hank Williams
12 I Heard My Savior Calling Hank Williams
13 If I Didn't Love You Hank Williams
14 Wait For The Light To Shine Hank Williams
15 You Blotted My Happy School Days Hank Williams
16 Dust On The Bible Hank Williams
17 I've Been Down That Road Before Hank Williams
18 I've Got A One-Wat Ticket To The Sky Hank Williams
19 Hey Good Lookin' Hank Williams
20 Searching For A Soldier's Grave Hank Williams
21 California Zephyr Hank Williams
22 Softly And Tenderly Hank Williams
23 (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle Hank Williams
24 I Am Bound For The Promised Land Hank Williams
Williams, Hank - Pictures From Life's Other Side Vol.3 (2-CD) CD 2
01 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Hank Williams
02 When The Saints Go Marching In Hank Williams
03 Hey Good Lookin' Hank Williams
04 I'm Gonna Sing Hank Williams
05 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) Hank Williams
06 Lonely Tombs (Oh Those Tombs) Hank Williams
07 Crazy Heart Hank Williams
08 I Can't Tell My Heart That Hank Williams
09 Precious Lord Take My Hand Hank Williams
10 Just Waitin' Hank Williams
11 From Jerusalem To Jericho Hank Williams
12 I'll Sail My Ship Alone Hank Williams
13 Mother's Best Flower Advertisement Hank Williams
14 I'll Have A New Life Hank Williams
15 Lonesome Whistle Hank Williams
16 I Dreamed That The Great Judgement Morning Hank Williams
17 Cherokee Boogie Hank Williams
18 That Beautiful Home Hank Williams
19 Closing - Lovesick Blues 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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Tracklist
Williams, Hank - Pictures From Life's Other Side Vol.3 (2-CD) CD 1
01 I Dreamed About Mama Last Night
02 I Heard My Savior Calling
03 Low And Lonely
04 Steal Away - The Funeral
05 Mind Your Own Business
06 I Dreamed About Mama Last Night
07 I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'
08 The Pale Horse And His Rider
09 My Sweet Love Ain't Around
10 I Saw The Light
11 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
12 I Heard My Savior Calling
13 If I Didn't Love You
14 Wait For The Light To Shine
15 You Blotted My Happy School Days
16 Dust On The Bible
17 I've Been Down That Road Before
18 I've Got A One-Wat Ticket To The Sky
19 Hey Good Lookin'
20 Searching For A Soldier's Grave
21 California Zephyr
22 Softly And Tenderly
23 (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
24 I Am Bound For The Promised Land
Williams, Hank - Pictures From Life's Other Side Vol.3 (2-CD) CD 2
01 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
02 When The Saints Go Marching In
03 Hey Good Lookin'
04 I'm Gonna Sing
05 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
06 Lonely Tombs (Oh Those Tombs)
07 Crazy Heart
08 I Can't Tell My Heart That
09 Precious Lord Take My Hand
10 Just Waitin'
11 From Jerusalem To Jericho
12 I'll Sail My Ship Alone
13 Mother's Best Flower Advertisement
14 I'll Have A New Life
15 Lonesome Whistle
16 I Dreamed That The Great Judgement Morning
17 Cherokee Boogie
18 That Beautiful Home
19 Closing - Lovesick Blues