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Hank Williams Turn Back The Years - Essential 3-CD

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Hank Williams: Turn Back The Years - Essential 3-CD

(2005/MERCURY) 60 tracks (compiled by Colin Escott) Instead of dropping another greatest-hits anthology or an unsurprising set of leftover rarities, TURN BACK THE YEARS: THE ESSENTIAL HANK WILLIAMS COLLECTION, draws together sixty remarkable songs, surveyed by noted Hank Williams authority, Colin Escott, the way a museum curator would, gathering perspectives on the major themes - Love, God, and The Pursuit Of Happiness - that have always rambled through Hank's work. The resulting three-disc collection doesn't replace the excellent 2002 career overview HANK WILLIAMS: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION. TURN BACK THE YEARS is less a comprehensive summation of his work than examination of the forces that shaped and ruled Hank's short and troubled life./ intelligente Zusammenstellung im aufwendigen 8-Seiten Digipack mit 30 Seiten Booklet - Highlight


Hank Williams - Turn Back The Years - Essential 3-CD Medium 1
1: Honky Tonkin'  
2: Rockin' Chair Money  
3: I'm A Long Gone Daddy  
4: I've Been Down That Road Before  
5: Moanin' The Blues  
6: (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle  
7: Rootie Tootie  
8: You Better Keep It On Your Mind  
9: Settin' The Woods On Fire  
10: Wearin' Out Your Walkin' Shoes  
11: Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals  
12: Ramblin' Man  
13: Tennessee Border  
14: Howlin' At The Moon  
15: Move It On Over  
16: Hey, Good Lookin'  
17: Leave Me Alone With The Blues  
18: Lost Highway  
19: There's A Tear In My Beer  
20: Honky Tonk Blues  
Hank Williams - Turn Back The Years - Essential 3-CD Medium 2
1: Lovesick Blues  
2: Wedding Bells  
3: A Mansion On The Hill  
4: I'm Free At Last  
5: My Love For You (Has Turned To Hate)  
6: Your Cheatin' Heart  
7: First Year Blues  
8: On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain  
9: May You Never Be Alone  
10: A House Without Love  
11: They'll Never Take Her Love From Me  
12: I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry  
13: Let's Turn Back The Years  
14: I'm So Tired Of It All  
15: Cold, Cold Heart  
16: Weary Blues From Waiting  
17: You Win Again  
18: Fool About You  
19: Please Make Up Your Mind  
20: I Can't Escape From You  
Hank Williams - Turn Back The Years - Essential 3-CD Medium 3
1: I Saw The Light  
2: Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine  
3: Calling You  
4: Wealth Won't Save Your Soul  
5: The Pale Horse And His Rider  
6: Beyond The Sunset  
7: Are You Walkin' And A Talkin' For The Lord?  
8: Let The Spirit Descend  
9: The Battle Of Armageddon  
10: Alone And Forsaken  
11: Drifting Too Far From The Shore  
12: A House Of Gold  
13: Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies  
14: How Can You Refuse Him Now?  
15: A Tramp On The Street  
16: Lost On The River  
17: When God Dips His Lvoe In My Heart  
18: Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone  
19: I'll Have A New Body (I'll Have A New Life)  
20: Angel Of Death  


Artikeleigenschaften von Hank Williams: Turn Back The Years - Essential 3-CD

  • Interpret: Hank Williams

  • Albumtitel: Turn Back The Years - Essential 3-CD

  • Artikelart CD

  • Genre Country

  • Erscheinungsjahr 2005

  • SubGenre Country - General

  • EAN: 0602498845394

  • Gewicht in Kg: 0.200

Interpreten-Beschreibung "Williams, Hank"

Hank Williams

Geb. 17. 9.1923 in Georgiana - Alabama gest. 1. 1. 1953
Record Labels: Sterling, MGM, Metro, CMF, Polydor
Erster No.1-Hit: Lovesick Blues (1949)

Hiram Hank Williams, ein begabter Komponist und ein ausdrucksstarker Sänger, der sogenannte Shakespeare Of Country Music, wurde zu einem epocheprägenden Künstler, der auch in der Pop-Musik seine Spuren und seinen Einfluß hinterlassen hat. Sein relativ kurzer Lebensweg war geprägt durch Schwierigkeiten, Probleme und Spannungen, verursacht durch Minderwertigkeitskomplexe und eine unglückliche Ehe mit Audrey Williams.

All diese Probleme, Kompromisse und Streitigkeiten werden in seinen Songs reflektiert, die er zwischen 1946 und 1952 auf Schallplatten eingespielt hat. Seine Trunksucht führte dazu, dass er von der Grand Ole Opryentlassen wurde. Krank und seelisch ausgebrannt starb Hank Williams auf dem Rücksitz seines Cadillacs. Er war auf dem Weg zu einer Show in Canton - Ohio. Seine Band, die Drifting Cowboys, war eine der besten und ideenreichsten All-Star-Bands der Country-Szene. Williams selbst hat eine Fülle von Songs und großen Hits hinterlassen, von denen die meisten zu Country Evergreens wurden. Erinnert sei nur an Jambalaya, Cold, Cold Heart oder Your Cheatin` Heart. 1961 wurde Hank Williams in die Country Music Hall Of Fame aufgenommen.

Ein paar wichtige Stationen seines Lebens:
Am 11. 12. 1946 die erste Aufnahmesession,
am 11.6.1949 die erste Show an der Grand Ole Opry,
am 29.5.1952 die Scheidung von Audrey Williams,
am 18. 10. 1952 heiratete er die außergewöhnlich hübsche Billie Jean Jones Eshlimar.

Über ihr erstes Zusammentreffen mit Hank Williams erzählte Billie Jean später: Als Hank mich sah, kam er einfach auf mich zu und sagte in seinem heimischen Slang: "If You Ain't Married, Ole Hank`s Gonna Marry You. You're About The Purtiest Thing I Ever Saw."

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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