20 of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits
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||Your Cheatin' Heart||Hank Williams||2:44||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Move It On Over||Hank Williams||2:46||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry||Hank Williams||2:49||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Ramblin' Man||Hank Williams||3:04||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||My Heart Would Know||Hank Williams||2:28||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Kaw-Liga||Hank Williams||2:36||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Cold, Cold Heart||Hank Williams||2:45||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Lovesick Blues||Hank Williams||2:46||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Honky Tonk Blues||Hank Williams||2:14||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Honky Tonkin'||Hank Williams||2:45||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight||Hank Williams||2:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jambalaya (On the Bayou)||Hank Williams||2:55||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Hey, Good Lookin'||Hank Williams||2:57||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Window Shopping||Hank Williams||2:35||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)||Hank Williams||2:26||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Half As Much||Hank Williams||2:45||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Why Don't You Love Me||Hank Williams||2:25||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||You Win Again||Hank Williams||2:38||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Baby We're Really In Love||Hank Williams||2:35||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Take These Chains from My Heart||Hank Williams||2:37||$1.29||View In iTunes|
The producers of this landmark Hank Williams collection made the misleading choice of using a bronze bust of the singer for the cover image; the statue makes Williams seem like a museum relic, but when this compilation was released in 1970, his music was more relevant than ever. Merle Haggard was at the top of the charts thanks to a wining formula that owed a lot to Williams’ no-nonsense mode of songwriting, while Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson were about the change the face of country by re-injecting it with the outlaw spirit of these 20 songs. Moreover, country music was beginning to infiltrate the rock scene, as The Byrds, The Rolling Stones, and the Flying Burrito Brothers began to look toward Williams for inspiration. It’s not hard to see why these 20 Williams tracks have had such an enduring influence; taken together, they form a manual for songwriters. Williams was unmatched in his ability to speak directly to the listener, and his songs feel immovably basic and ineffable as the same time. Without “Lost Highway” or “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,” this collection isn’t all the Williams you need, but it stands as a concise summation of his distinctive power as a singer, a songwriter, and a bandleader.
The timeless brilliance of Hank Williams Sr.
While I fully regard Hank as the most important country music artist ever-- even more so than Johnny Cash who had more of a rockabiilly flavor than pure country, I only give this album 4 stars for its lack of some very important Williams classics like "Long gone lonesome blues", "Oh please dont let me love you" "I heard that lonesome whistle blow" "Alone and forsaken" amongst others. There is a very good 2 cd album called Hank Williams gold that I recommend over this one-- and I DO recommend you listen to it over and over to truly be left in awe at the pure torment and raw emotion embodied in his music and lyrics. I get goosebumps everytime.
This is the true definition of classic! This is the best Hank Williams Sr. album.
This cd completely changed my perception of country music
First heard 'I'm so lonesome I could cry' during a very hard time in my life, introduced me to Hank Williams and folk/country in general. I don't like modern country music, but Hank Williams is in a class of his own. No covers ever touch his originals. Amazing voice, perfect, simple music.
Born: September 17, 1923 in Georgiana, AL
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s