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Several of his best beer-drinkin' tunes and novelty songs are included, many done with his Bob Wills-style big band at a time when Thompson was pretty much carrying the torch of Western swing alone.


Born: 03 September 1925 in Waco, TX

Genre: Country

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Hank Thompson was perhaps the most popular Western swing musician of the '50s and '60s, keeping the style alive with a top-notch band, tremendous showmanship, and a versatility that allowed him to expand his repertoire into romantic ballads and hardcore honky tonk numbers. Born September 3, 1925, in Waco, TX, Henry William Thompson was the son of immigrants from Bohemia and grew up idolizing Western swing and country musicians like Bob Wills, Jimmie Rodgers, and Gene Autry. He began learning harmonica...
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