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HANK WILLIAMS 'The Legend Begins'

Price: $25.00 (excluding tax)
SKU: TL-26414
Weight: 1.00 LBS


Product Description

So you think you’ve heard everything there was to hear by the great Hank Williams?  Well, Time-Life may be stretching things out a bit with this release, though we must say that they do a wonderful job in attractively packaging and presenting the material.  This is a 3-CD set with a good booklet of notes by Colin Escott, and it really serves nicely in presenting the complete eight  “Health & Happiness” shows (sponsored by Hadacol) that were recorded in October 1949.  Much of this material was issued on old MGM LPs described as “Hank Williams Live On Stage”, but unfortunately MGM chose to overdub and doctor up the material, even taking some studio recordings and adding “canned” applause, etc. Happily those days are gone and Time-Life has been instrumental in giving Williams’ work the respect it is due.  In addition to the two CDs that contain all the Health & Happiness recordings, a third disc presents 2 early home cuts from 1938, four songs cut in 1940, and a March of Dimes radio broadcast from 1951. The oldest material is rough, sound-wise, but obviously of interest, and the informal Health & Happiness shows present fiddle tunes by Jerry Rivers, some Hank & Audrey duets and Hank’s intros along with Williams great songs.

Disc: 1

  • ·        Happy Rovin Cowboy (Theme
  • ·        Wedding Bells
  • ·        Lovesick Blues
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Old Joe Clark
  • ·        Hank & Audrey: Where the Soul Never Dies
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Sally Goodin
  • ·        Happy Rovin Cowboy (Theme)
  • ·        You re Gonna Change
  • ·        Audrey Williams: There's a Bluebird on Your Windowsill
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Fire on the Mountain
  • ·        Tramp on the Street
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Sally Goodin
  • ·        Happy Rovin Cowboy (Theme)
  • ·        I m a Long Gone Daddy
  • ·        Audrey Williams: I m Telling You
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Bill Cheatham
  • ·        When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Sally Goodin
  • ·        Happy Rovin Cowboy (Theme)
  • ·        Lost Highway
  • ·        Hank & Audrey: I Want to Live and Love
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Bile Dem Cabbage Down
  • ·        I ll Have a New Life
  • ·        Bob McNett: Fingers on Fire
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Sally Goodin

Disc: 2

  • ·        Happy Rovin Cowboy (Theme)
  • ·        A Mansion on the Hill
  • ·        There ll Be No Teardrops Tonight
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Tennessee Wagner
  • ·        The Prodigal Son
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Sally Goodin
  • ·        Happy Rovin Cowboy (Theme)
  • ·        Pan American
  • ·        Lovesick Blue
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Arkansas Traveler
  • ·        I Saw the Light
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Sally Goodin
  • ·        Happy Rovin Cowboy (Theme)
  • ·        Mind Your Own Business
  • ·        Wedding Bells
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Cotton Eyed Joe
  • ·        I ve Just Told Mama Goodbye
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Sally Goodin
  • ·        Happy Rovin Cowboy (Theme)
  • ·        I Can t Get You off My Mind
  • ·        I m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Fisherman s Hornpipe
  • ·        Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
  • ·        Jerry Rivers: Sally Goodin

Disc: 3

  • ·        Fan It
  • ·        Hank Williams & Pee Wee Moultrie: Alexander s Ragtime Band
  • ·        Freight Train Blues
  • ·        New San Antonio Rose
  • ·        Blues
  • ·        Greenback Dollar
  • ·        Lovesick Blues
  • ·        Moanin the Blues
  • ·        Audrey Williams: There's a Bluebird on Your Windowsill
  • ·        Hank talks about infantile paralysis
  • ·        Hank & Audrey: Help Me Understand
  • ·        When God Dips His Love in My Heart

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