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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
Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/williams-hank-rockin-chair-money-gonna-shake-this-shack-tonight.html
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Hank Williams: The Legend Begins - Rare & Unreleased (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTL17258
 

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3-CDs, 16-seitiges Booklet, 62 Einzeltitel. - Unglaublich, doch wahr! Es gibt noch immer unveröffentlichte Aufnahmen von Hank Williams zu entdecken. Diese Momentaufnahmen zeigen einen Fünfzehnjährigen, der seine ersten Aufnahmen macht und - zwei Jahre später - einen...

Statt: 39,95 € * 29,95 € *

Hank Williams: Rockin'Chair Money - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
Art-Nr.: BCD16636
 

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1-CD-Album Digipak (4-seitig) mit 43-seitigem Booklet, 33 Einzeltitel. Spieldauer ca. 84 Minuten. Der bedeutendste Singer/Songwriter der Country Music nun endlich bei Bear Family! Nach über 50 Jahren die erste Anthologie mit seinen Tempo-Klassikern als Schwerpunkt!...

Statt: 15,95 € * 14,95 € *

Hank Williams: Soren Glosimodt Mosdal - Lost Highway - Comic
Art-Nr.: 0023044
 

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(2011/Edition Moderne) Deutsch, Farbe, Fester Einband, 20x26.5 cm, 66 Seiten plus 5 Seiten Essay 'Hillbilly Geisterbahn' von Franz Dobler.

19,80 € *

Hank Williams: Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Complete Hank Williams Vol.5 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD831633
 

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(1987/Polygram) 22 tracks (53:53) with notes by Colin Escott.

17,95 € *

Hank Williams: Vol.2, American Music Legends - Cracker Barrel (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD249483
 

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(2006/CB/UNIVERSAL) 10 tracks - not in stores

Statt: 17,95 € * 9,95 € *

Hank Williams: 20 Of Hank William's Greatest Hits - 180g Vinyl
Art-Nr.: LP986241
 

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(2004/LOST HIGHWAY) 20 tracks - 180 gram vinyl/audiophile pressing

49,95 € *

Hank Williams: Let's Turn Back The Years July 1951 - June 1952 (CD) - Complete Hank Williams Vol.7
Art-Nr.: CD833749
 

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(1987/Polygram US) 21 tracks - few sealed stock copies

24,95 € *

Hank Williams: The Hits...Like Never Before - The Unreleased
Art-Nr.: CDTL25256
 

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(2009/TIME LIFE) 15 tracks (44:47)

9,95 € *

Hank Williams: Alone And Forsaken (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD528037
 

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(Polydor) 18 Tracks - Spoken Intro by by Matt Johnson (The The) - Great Compilation - Tracks 14 -18 are undubbed non-session demos!

24,95 € *

Hank Williams: Montgomery (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPDOY631
 

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(2010/Doxy) 20 tracks 1939-1949

19,95 € *

Hank Williams: I Saw the Light - the Unreleased (3-CD - 1-DVD)
Art-Nr.: CDTL31358
 

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(Time Life) 54 tracks. Auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Karriere im Jahr 1951 nahm Hank Williams 143 Songs für The Mothers Best Flour Company auf. . Time Life ist stolz mit'I Saw The Light - The Unreleased diese historischen Aufnhamen auf einer-3-CD + 1 DVD (NTSC, not rated...

34,95 € *

Hank Williams: Prodigal Son, Live in Nashville 1949 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDARC001
 

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(2001/Arpeggio) 20 tracks

9,95 € *

Hank Williams: Definitive Collection - Gold Series 2-CD
Art-Nr.: CD9880700
 

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(2005/UNIVERSAL) 42 tracks, 1947-52 - 28 page booklet

12,95 € *

Williams, Hank: Sacred Songs Vol.2: The Unreleased Recordings
Art-Nr.: CDTL25265
 

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(2009/TimeLIfe) 15 tracks

9,95 € *

Hank Williams: The Unreleased Recordings (3-CD) Hardcover Digibook
Art-Nr.: CDTL24602
 

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(2008/TIMELIFE) 54 tracks, 40 page booklet, Hardcover Digi-Longbox; 1951, auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Karriere, hatte Hank Williams eine eigene, tägliche Radio Show bei WSM Radio. Gesponsort wurde das gnaze von Mother´s Best Flour, die Tiernahrung für die Landwirtschaft...

39,95 € *

Hank Williams & Others: In The Hank Williams Tradition (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDWS1659
 

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(2004/WHITE STAR) NTSC, Color/B&W, 60 minutes; This program traces Hank Williams' incredible life story through rare film clips, music and revealing interviews with his friends and fellow performers such as Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl and Chet Atkins, included are...

Statt: 18,90 € * 9,45 € *

Hank Williams: Garden Spot Programs, 1950
Art-Nr.: CD101609
 

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(2014/Omnivore) 24 tracks (45:45) digipac with 12 page booklet by Colin Escott. Unheard since 1950, newly discovered Radio Shows.

17,95 € *

WILLIAMS, Hank: 24 Greatest Hits Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD823294
 

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(1988/Polydor) 24 Tracks, rare U.S. Polydor CD factory sealed!

18,95 € *

Hank Williams: His Best Recordings - 1947-49, Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBM3052
 

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(1995/Blue Moon) 21 tracks

14,95 € *

Hank Williams: His Best Recordings - 1949-53, Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBM3053
 

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(1995/Blue Moon) 23 tracks

14,95 € *

Hank Williams: Mothers Best Plus Collection (15-CD 1-DVD)
Art-Nr.: CDTL31811
 

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(2016/TimeLife)

159,95 € *

Hank Williams: Beyond The Sunset (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD831574
 

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(Polygram) 12 tracks

15,95 € *

Hank Williams: Hey, Good Lookin' - Complete Hank Williams Vol.6 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD831634
 

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CD on POLYGRAM RECORDS by Hank Williams - Hey, Good Lookin' - Complete Hank Williams Vol.6 (CD)

22,95 € *

Hank Williams: Gospel Keepsake - The Unreleased Recordings
Art-Nr.: CDTL24587
 

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(2009/TIMELIFE) 15 tracks; Commercial pressures mean that Willimas rarely recorded gospel music for his releases; however, when he made these recordings for the Mother's Best Flour radio Shows in 1951 Hank made sure that religious music was well represented. He...

9,95 € *

Hank Williams: Vol.2, Greatest Hits - Long Gone Lonesome
Art-Nr.: CDJAS3536
 

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CD on JASMINE RECORDS by - Vol.2, Greatest Hits - Long Gone Lonesome

14,95 € *

Hank Williams: Greatest Hits - Honky Tonkin
Art-Nr.: CDJAS3535
 

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CD on JASMINE RECORDS by Hank Williams - Greatest Hits - Honky Tonkin

9,95 € *

Hank Williams: Hank Williams, Senior - The Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD544650
 

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(2002/SPECTRUM) 18 tracks

9,95 € *

Hank Williams: 20 Greatest Hits (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD60125
 

Derzeit nicht lieferbar

(2010/TGG) 20 tracks

13,95 € *

Williams, Hank: Complete Original #1 Hits
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0088
 

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(2012/Real Gone) 11 tracks

12,95 € *

Hank Williams: Garden Spot Programs 1950
Art-Nr.: LP101610
 

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(2014/Omnivore) 24 tracks - newly discovered radio shows - limited edition colored vinyl first pressing!

24,95 € *

Hank Williams: The Very Best Of Hank Williams (Japan - Viny-LP)
Art-Nr.: LP23MM0296
 

Derzeit nicht lieferbar

Bei der Vinyl-Schallplatte The Very Best Of Hank Williams  handelt es sich um eine japanische LP-Pressung.

24,95 € *

Hank Williams: I Saw The Light (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD811900
 

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(1988/Polydor) 12 Tracks - Very rare U.S. Polydor CD! Original factory sealed!

39,95 € *

Hank Williams: The Lost Concerts (2012)
Art-Nr.: CDTL27462
 

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(2012/TIMELIFE) 20 tracks (67:38) with 12 page notes & rare photos. Fantastic material, recorded at Niagara Falls 1952 and Sunset Park 1952 plus Hank interviewed by Mack Sanders,KFBI, Wichita, Kansas in September 1951.

15,95 € *

Williams, Hank: Bound For The Promised Land - Walmart Excl.
Art-Nr.: CDTL26202
 

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(2010/TIME LIFE) 18 tracks 1951 with 16 page booklet by Colin Escott.

17,95 € *

Hank Williams: Honky Tonkin' 180g
Art-Nr.: DOX619
 

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16,50 € *

Hank Williams: Nashville Sessions (2-LP180g)
Art-Nr.: DOX633
 

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21,50 € *

Hank Williams: I Saw The Light 180g
Art-Nr.: DOX618
 

Derzeit nicht lieferbar

16,50 € *

WILLIAMS, Hank: Complete Mother's Best Collection....plus
Art-Nr.: CDTL17039
 

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(2010/TIME LIFE) 15-CDs & 1-DVD(0), Box mit 108-seitigem gebundenen Buch; exklusive limitierte Edition in Form eines alten Röhrenradios mit einem funktionierenden Bedienknopf. Insgesamt 365 Einzeltitel; Spieldauer ca. 17 Stunden 25 Minuten. Nur die europäische...

165,00 € *

   
 
 
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