Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits


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AMOV 398
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180 Gram Vinyl Record


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180 Gram LP

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180-gram gatefold double LP

Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Legendary country singer Hank Williams (1923 – 1953) lived a short and troubled life. But despite his short career, he scored many No. 1 hits in the USA. Williams had ended 1952 as the best selling country music artist, but other than that he had not experienced the best of times that year. He saw himself divorced from his wife and fired from the Grand Ole Opry (for missing too many gigs), his backing band left him, and he more than ever fought his ongoing health issues with pills and booze.

On December 31, 1952, the 29 year old singer died in the back of his Cadillac, overdosing on morphine (along with some other chemicals) that he needed for his back pains, while his driver was speeding to the next gig. The officer pulling the car over, gave the driver a $75 fine, asked whether Williams — who was lying on the back seat surrounded by beer bottles — was dead but when told the singer was sleeping, never checked for a pulse. Only a little later, in the early morning of January 1, 1953 the driver found out that Hank Williams in fact had passed away. The official cause of death was heart failure.

Williams's vocals, steeped in emotion, have influenced generations of artists. The songs he wrote and recorded have been covered by numerous musicians (such as Johnny Cash, the Carpenters, Volbeat, Ray Charles, Seasick Steve, Jimmy Buffett, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Norah Jones and Patsy Cline), and have been hits in various genres including Pop, Gospel and Blues. This double LP includes such No. 1 hits as "Lovesick Blues," "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)," "Kaw-liga" and "Your Cheatin' Heart". This anthology is the perfect starting point for newcomers to Hanks Williams' recorded legacy.

 

 



Side 1
Move It on Over
A Mansion on the Hill
Lovesick Blues
Wedding Bells
Mind Your Own Business
You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)
Lost Highway
My Buckets Got a Hole in It
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
I Just Don’t Like This Kind Of Living

Side 2
Long Gone Lonesome Blues
My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
Why Don’t You Love Me
Why Should We Try Anymore
They’ll Never Take Her Love From Me
Moanin’ The Blues
Nobody’s Lonesome For Me
Cold Cold Heart
Dear John
Howlin’ At The Moon

Side 3
I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)
Hey, Good Lookin’
Crazy Heart
(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
Baby, We’re Really in Love
Ramblin’ Man
Honky Tonk Blues
I’m Sorry For You My Friend
Half As Much
Jambalaya (On The Bayou)

Side 4
Window Shopping
Settin’ The Woods On Fire
You Win Again
I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Kaw-Liga
Your Cheatin’ Heart
I Take These Chains From My Heart
I Won’t Be Home No More
Weary Blues From Waitin’
I Saw The Light

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