Various Artists - Everybody Sings Hank Williams
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As well as being the greatest and most influential Country music artist of his generation, the late Hank Williams was a peerless songwriter whose music and lyrics continue to be heard around the world some 65 years after his premature passing at the age of just 29.
Prolific in a way few have been before or since, it's hard to know just how many more songs would have become country and pop standards had his life not been so short. In a recording career that barely spanned 8 years Hank wrote well over a hundred songs. Virtually all of them are now considered classics, and virtually all of them have been revived many times over by other Country artists.
Hank's songs, and some songs he did not write but that are closely associated with him, have also made significant inroads into the pop, rock 'n' roll and R&B markets - particularly between the early 1950s and early 1960s when it frequently seemed like a badge of honour for any artist to cover a Williams copyright.
'Hey Good Lookin'! Everybody Sings Hank Williams' offers, for the first time on CD, a varied and enjoyable selection of non-Country covers of Hank's songs from a collection of names that in themselves read like a mini-history of popular music. You'll know most of those all-star names even if you don't yet know their versions of these songs, several of which are making their digital debut here in this Jasmine collection.
Remastered as always from the finest available sources, and with the usual informative sleeve notes that you have come to expect from Jasmine, this long-overdue collection of quality covers of some of the finest songs of the 1940s and 50s is guaranteed to appeal to everyone, whether they realise they like the songs of Hank Williams or not.
1 HEY GOOD LOOKIN' - Frankie Laine And Jo Stafford
2 YOU WIN AGAIN - Mark Dinning
3 LOVESICK BLUES - Kay Starr
4 YOUR CHEATIN' HEART - Louis Armstrong
5 WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME - Rusty & Doug Kershaw
6 TAKE THESE CHAINS FROM MY HEART - Ray Charles
7 RAMBLIN' MAN - Michael Holliday
8 THERE'LL BE NO TEARDROPS TONIGHT - Adam Wade
9 MOVE IT ON OVER - Bill Haley And His Comets
10 WEARY BLUES FROM WAITIN' - Tony Bennett
11 NOBODY'S LONESOME FOR ME - Roland Stone
12 NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW - Jimmie Rodgers
13 LONG GONE LONESOME BLUES - Jimmie Newsome
14 I'M SORRY FOR YOU, MY FRIEND - Joni James
15 KAW-LIGA - Champ Butler
16 SETTIN' THE WOODS ON FIRE - Johnny Burnette
17 I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY - Andy Williams
18 CRAZY HEART - Jack Scott
19 I'LL NEVER GET OUT OF THIS WORLD ALIVE - The Delta Rhythm Boys
20 I CAN'T HELP IT (If I'm Still In Love With You) - Guy Mitchell
21 LONESOME WHISTLE - Ronnie Hawkins
22 CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR - Jimmy Jackson's Rock 'N' Skiffle
23 HALF AS MUCH - Rosemary Clooney
24 YOU'RE GONNA CHANGE (Or I'm Gonna Leave) - Tab Hunter
25 A TEARDROP ON A ROSE - Connie Stevens
26 I COULD NEVER BE ASHAMED OF YOU - Jerry Lee Lewis
27 HONKY TONKIN' - Teresa Brewer
28 ALONE AND FORSAKEN - Bill Darnell
29 COLD, COLD HEART - Dinah Washington
30 JAMBALAYA (On The Bayou) - Fats Domino
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- August 10th, 2018
- UPC Bar Code No