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OT Hank Williams
Posted by: RiffKichards ()
Date: November 23, 2019 21:40

I am interested in Hank Williams and I have few questions.

I love his music and I hear few things about his life (what a hell for a such a wonderful music).

Which is the best Hank biography book ?

Do you known if all his recordings are available on CD ? I only have the 3 CD set called Hank Williams the Anthology (I am French and bought it in France).

How about a visit to Montgomery ?
Is it worth to visit the Hank Williams Museum ?

Thank you for your help.

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: django ()
Date: November 23, 2019 22:47

Quote
RiffKichards
Do you known if all his recordings are available on CD ? I only have the 3 CD set called Hank Williams the Anthology (I am French and bought it in France).

I think the best you can get is The Complete Hank Williams box set. A fantastic 10 CD set released in 2000. An absolute gem for every fan.

[en.wikipedia.org]

Sold out everywhere but you can find a copy on eBay from time to time. This is a really good offer:

[www.ebay.de]

I bought the box on the day it was released.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-11-23 22:55 by django.

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: November 23, 2019 23:33

Yeah the Complete Hank box set is eeeeeeeessential…..


Buy every Hank release you can ….

Rare Demo - First to Last ….. raw bone Hank alone demos … eeeeeessential

All the Time Life releases -- 3CD Unreleased Recordings and 3CD Revealed ...

AND If ya got the bucks go for the bigger 15CD set housed in replica 50's radio
Hank Williams: The Complete Mother's Best Recordings.....

All these acetates of Hanks WSM Mothers Best radio shows were
rescued by photographer Les Leverett when he spotted them all
being thrown in dumpsters out the back of the radio station ……

Unbelievable stuff … many of them are songs Hank only performed
once on these radio shows …… the ease of how he can be joking one
minute then slips into a country tear jerker is outright stunning …

Hank Williams -- The Legend Begins- Rare And Unreleased Recordings …
Essential for the third disc of Hanks very first recordings from 1938

The Complete Health & Happiness Recordings …..
Just recently reissued in original form
with no overdubs and new liner notes by Colin Escott ……


Books

Hank Williams The Biography -- Colin Escott

Hank Williams - Snapshots From The Lost Highway -- Colin Escott & Kira Florita

ROCKMAN

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: November 23, 2019 23:43

Another Time-Life release

Hank Williams -- Lost Concerts

Both shows from 1952 but a good insight
into how he performed …. of course the hits
like Lovesick … Cold Cold and Hey Good Lookin
are there but then in the middle of the show
he switches from clowning around into something tear soaked like The Funeral ….. STUNNING

ROCKMAN

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: November 23, 2019 23:56



Still available ….

The 15CD set Hank Williams: The Complete Mother's Best Recordings.....


*** When first released set came with limited edition jig-saw puzzle …….



ROCKMAN

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: RiffKichards ()
Date: November 24, 2019 11:33

Thank you Django !! It is very nice of you !!
I have bought The Complete Hank Williams box set on ebay.

I hope you a nice day.

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: RiffKichards ()
Date: November 24, 2019 11:36

Quote
Rockman
Yeah the Complete Hank box set is eeeeeeeessential…..


Buy every Hank release you can ….

Rare Demo - First to Last ….. raw bone Hank alone demos … eeeeeessential

All the Time Life releases -- 3CD Unreleased Recordings and 3CD Revealed ...

AND If ya got the bucks go for the bigger 15CD set housed in replica 50's radio
Hank Williams: The Complete Mother's Best Recordings.....

All these acetates of Hanks WSM Mothers Best radio shows were
rescued by photographer Les Leverett when he spotted them all
being thrown in dumpsters out the back of the radio station ……

Unbelievable stuff … many of them are songs Hank only performed
once on these radio shows …… the ease of how he can be joking one
minute then slips into a country tear jerker is outright stunning …

Hank Williams -- The Legend Begins- Rare And Unreleased Recordings …
Essential for the third disc of Hanks very first recordings from 1938

The Complete Health & Happiness Recordings …..
Just recently reissued in original form
with no overdubs and new liner notes by Colin Escott ……


Books

Hank Williams The Biography -- Colin Escott

Hank Williams - Snapshots From The Lost Highway -- Colin Escott & Kira Florita

Thank you Rockman !!

I have bought everything (including Hank Williams -- Lost Concerts).
It is Christmas time soon and it is my present.

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: RiffKichards ()
Date: November 24, 2019 12:02

Dear Django and Rockman,

A warm thank you for you both.
I will have everything on Hank Williams, and this is very great.

I had read a summary of his biography when I was a teenager, I was very impressed (but not very interested in his music at that time).

Now I really love his music. I understand why he is considered a reference (and more then that) in country music.

I recently found an interview (dated 2003) of Hank's chauffeur about the night he died :

[www.ajc.com]

Probably you already know this. Since the beer cans found in his car were Falstaff beer I have bought on ebay a vintage Falstaff beer bottle opener.

Just to think of him when opening a beer...

Anyway, thank you again and I hope to see you next tour (the Stones of course).



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 2019-11-24 12:36 by RiffKichards.

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: November 24, 2019 13:44

Quote
RiffKichards
Dear Django and Rockman,

A warm thank you for you both.
I will have everything on Hank Williams, and this is very great.

I had read a summary of his biography when I was a teenager, I was very impressed (but not very interested in his music at that time).

Now I really love his music. I understand why he is considered a reference (and more then that) in country music.

I recently found an interview (dated 2003) of Hank's chauffeur about the night he died :

[www.ajc.com]

Probably you already know this. Since the beer cans found in his car were Falstaff beer I have bought on ebay a vintage Falstaff beer bottle opener.

Just to think of him when opening a beer...

Anyway, thank you again and I hope to see you next tour (the Stones of course).

I think Keith would approve of your quest/purchases, KiffRichards smileys with beer

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: MrEcho ()
Date: November 24, 2019 14:05

Quote
Rockman
Yeah the Complete Hank box set is eeeeeeeessential…..


Buy every Hank release you can ….

Rare Demo - First to Last ….. raw bone Hank alone demos … eeeeeessential

All the Time Life releases -- 3CD Unreleased Recordings and 3CD Revealed ...

AND If ya got the bucks go for the bigger 15CD set housed in replica 50's radio
Hank Williams: The Complete Mother's Best Recordings.....

All these acetates of Hanks WSM Mothers Best radio shows were
rescued by photographer Les Leverett when he spotted them all
being thrown in dumpsters out the back of the radio station ……

Unbelievable stuff … many of them are songs Hank only performed
once on these radio shows …… the ease of how he can be joking one
minute then slips into a country tear jerker is outright stunning …

Hank Williams -- The Legend Begins- Rare And Unreleased Recordings …
Essential for the third disc of Hanks very first recordings from 1938

The Complete Health & Happiness Recordings …..
Just recently reissued in original form
with no overdubs and new liner notes by Colin Escott ……


Books

Hank Williams The Biography -- Colin Escott

Hank Williams - Snapshots From The Lost Highway -- Colin Escott & Kira Florita

The Mother's Best recordings will be re-released in 2020: [www.rollingstone.com]

Re: OT Hank Williams
Date: November 24, 2019 14:58

Quote
Rockman
Yeah the Complete Hank box set is eeeeeeeessential…..


Buy every Hank release you can ….

Rare Demo - First to Last ….. raw bone Hank alone demos … eeeeeessential

All the Time Life releases -- 3CD Unreleased Recordings and 3CD Revealed ...

AND If ya got the bucks go for the bigger 15CD set housed in replica 50's radio
Hank Williams: The Complete Mother's Best Recordings.....

All these acetates of Hanks WSM Mothers Best radio shows were
rescued by photographer Les Leverett when he spotted them all
being thrown in dumpsters out the back of the radio station ……

Unbelievable stuff … many of them are songs Hank only performed
once on these radio shows …… the ease of how he can be joking one
minute then slips into a country tear jerker is outright stunning …

Hank Williams -- The Legend Begins- Rare And Unreleased Recordings …
Essential for the third disc of Hanks very first recordings from 1938

The Complete Health & Happiness Recordings …..
Just recently reissued in original form
with no overdubs and new liner notes by Colin Escott ……


Books

Hank Williams The Biography -- Colin Escott

Hank Williams - Snapshots From The Lost Highway -- Colin Escott & Kira Florita


I might be wrong but aren't some of the timelife releases just the mothers best shows broken down?

Re: OT Hank Williams
Date: November 24, 2019 15:00

Quote
MrEcho
Quote
Rockman
Yeah the Complete Hank box set is eeeeeeeessential…..


Buy every Hank release you can ….

Rare Demo - First to Last ….. raw bone Hank alone demos … eeeeeessential

All the Time Life releases -- 3CD Unreleased Recordings and 3CD Revealed ...

AND If ya got the bucks go for the bigger 15CD set housed in replica 50's radio
Hank Williams: The Complete Mother's Best Recordings.....

All these acetates of Hanks WSM Mothers Best radio shows were
rescued by photographer Les Leverett when he spotted them all
being thrown in dumpsters out the back of the radio station ……

Unbelievable stuff … many of them are songs Hank only performed
once on these radio shows …… the ease of how he can be joking one
minute then slips into a country tear jerker is outright stunning …

Hank Williams -- The Legend Begins- Rare And Unreleased Recordings …
Essential for the third disc of Hanks very first recordings from 1938

The Complete Health & Happiness Recordings …..
Just recently reissued in original form
with no overdubs and new liner notes by Colin Escott ……


Books

Hank Williams The Biography -- Colin Escott

Hank Williams - Snapshots From The Lost Highway -- Colin Escott & Kira Florita

The Mother's Best recordings will be re-released in 2020: [www.rollingstone.com]



if i'm reading it right its just the mothers best stuff without the non hank performed stuff?

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: dmay ()
Date: November 24, 2019 18:30

Hank Williams is the blues. The songs may sound country, but as a black friend of mine put it, "Hank Williams is white man's blues. His songs are full of blues themes and soul." I have always felt the same. A large number of his songs are part of my ongoing listening. Here's a couple of links I came across recently regarding Hank. If they've been previously posted, please excuse the duplication.

[www.rollingstone.com]

[forums.stevehoffman.tv]

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: November 24, 2019 22:35

I might be wrong but aren't some of the timelife releases just the mothers best shows broken down?


Well yes the two 3CD sets are a break-down of Mothers Best shows
…. On a rough count The Unreleased Recordings & Revealed
gather together about 90 of the Hank Mothers Best performances …..

Where as the 15 CD has the seventy two MB shows with Hank
performing two songs per show making it around 140 Hank performances....

ROCKMAN

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: November 25, 2019 01:16






--------->>>>>>> [kingsroadmerch.com]




Pre order before 17 January and
receive 7" vinyl of Hank's first recording …………..


ROCKMAN

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: November 25, 2019 19:17

If near Montgomery the gravesite is definitely worth visiting.

The museum is ok, the highlight being the car he died in on loan from Hank Jr. No pictures though unless you give a sizeable donation.

If there go eat at the Capital Oyster Bar. Looks like a dump outside but has great food, and a fun place to hang out.

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: November 25, 2019 19:33

If you want to know more about Hank Williams get the 'Hank Williams - Honky Tonk Blues' on DVD by American Masters. It's on YouTube here in the States.

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: December 1, 2019 12:18

Record Store Day 2019 release.
[www.45cat.com]






"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: FrogSugar ()
Date: December 1, 2019 13:59

David Allan Coe - my favourite country songwriter - did an entire album of Hank Williams covers, check it out!
[www.amazon.fr]

No doubt it's on YouTube too...C'est de la bonne came, fait moi confiance!

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: dadrob ()
Date: December 1, 2019 16:55

there are also March of Dimes radio shows which are traded but I am glad to see so many know there is a lot of Old Hank around to enjoy

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: RiffKichards ()
Date: December 1, 2019 17:12

Quote
FrogSugar
David Allan Coe - my favourite country songwriter - did an entire album of Hank Williams covers, check it out!
[www.amazon.fr]

No doubt it's on YouTube too...C'est de la bonne came, fait moi confiance!

I have checked on Youtube, as you wrote "it is bonne came" smileys with beer
I have bought his CD.

Thank you !!

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: RiffKichards ()
Date: December 1, 2019 17:26

Quote
dadrob
there are also March of Dimes radio shows which are traded but I am glad to see so many know there is a lot of Old Hank around to enjoy

Old Hank is fantastic... but you already know that of course.

I would like to make a road trip to the US to follow Hank's path... to visit the places he has been to, to visit the places he played, to go out honky tonkin', to visit the Grand Ole Opry (despite it has moved), Montgomery, etc.

Probably for the next Stones tour in the US ? But the way, I was in Washington and Foxborough shows this year.

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: FrogSugar ()
Date: December 1, 2019 20:31

Quote
RiffKichards
Quote
FrogSugar
David Allan Coe - my favourite country songwriter - did an entire album of Hank Williams covers, check it out!
[www.amazon.fr]

No doubt it's on YouTube too...C'est de la bonne came, fait moi confiance!

I have checked on Youtube, as you wrote "it is bonne came" smileys with beer
I have bought his CD.

Thank you !!

Cool, lemme know what you think of it. I discovered David Allan Coe via an album he did with...Pantera (both him and them are from Texas)...and have enjoyed exploring his entire discography (it's pretty extensive); if you want to hear my favourite D.A.C. song, check out Piece of Wood and Steel (a song about his guitar): [www.youtube.com]
Guy is 80 years old and still out there playing shows...Passes un bon dimanche!

Re: OT Hank Williams
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: December 2, 2019 19:53

Quote
RiffKichards
Quote
dadrob
there are also March of Dimes radio shows which are traded but I am glad to see so many know there is a lot of Old Hank around to enjoy

Old Hank is fantastic... but you already know that of course.

I would like to make a road trip to the US to follow Hank's path... to visit the places he has been to, to visit the places he played, to go out honky tonkin', to visit the Grand Ole Opry (despite it has moved), Montgomery, etc.

Probably for the next Stones tour in the US ? But the way, I was in Washington and Foxborough shows this year.

You can still tour The Ryman Auditorium, the original Grand Old Opry, in fact they have regular touring acts there.



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