Legend Begins: Rare And Unreleased Recordings CD (2011)

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Label Time Life Music
SKU 223716369
UPC 610583399127
UPC 14 00610583399127
Format CD
Release Date 9/13/2011
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Author Hank Williams
Compilation Appearance Apollo 13
Compilation Appearance Complete Hank Williams Jr.
Compilation Appearance American Roots Music
Compilation Appearance Pure Country Classics Number 1 Hits
Compilation Appearance Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs Of
Compilation Appearance Classic Country: Great Country Gospel / Vario
Compilation Appearance Classic Country Gold
Compilation Appearance Cars
Compilation Appearance Half Nelson
Compilation Appearance Country's 20 Classic Songs of the Century
Compilation Appearance Beatles Jukebox Songs That Inspired
Compilation Appearance Country's Greatest Gospel:platinum Ed
Compilation Appearance Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Ncis:benchmark (s/t)
Compilation Appearance Great Love Songs Of The 1940's
Associated Artist/Work Butler, Larry
Associated Artist/Work Clark, Roy
Associated Artist/Work Iron Horse (Bluegrass)
Associated Artist/Work Jones, George
Associated Artist/Work Nelson, Willie
Associated Artist/Work Original Cast
Associated Artist/Work Original Cast Recording
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Pass, Joe
Associated Artist/Work Pride, Charley
Associated Artist/Work Snow, Hank
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Don
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Hank, Jr.
Technical Info
Producer Colin Escott (Reissue)
CatalogID 26414 D
Lable Name Time/Life Music
Released 09/13/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 3
SPARE Code n/a
Length 119m : 8s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00610583399127
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.
Photographers: Colin Escott; Jett Williams; Benny Ellis; Marty Stuart.
Hank Williams was country music's first true superstar, and his songs were a remarkable synthesis of hillbilly elements with a dose of blues and gospel, and a clear awareness of Tin Pan Alley techniques, all delivered with a postmodern sensibility that understood that sex and image were a big part of the whole package. He was also heavily conflicted -- much like later soul singers Marvin Gaye and Al Green -- between the secular and the sacred, even going so far as creating a separate persona, Luke the Drifter, to deliver a series of dark, frightening sermons on the dangers of yielding to Saturday night temptation. But yield Williams did, and this tortured soul turned his contradictions into stunning songs like the elegant "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" -- which is as tightly written as a haiku -- and the eerily prophetic "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive." Williams remains the single most important artist in the history of country music, but every shooting star has its beginnings, and this delightful three-disc set charts the very beginnings of Williams' productive but brief career. Imagine hearing a scratchy recording of Williams singing and fronting an accordion-based swing band at the age of 15 -- "Fan It," which appears on the third disc here, is exactly that, and so we can mark 1938, the year it was tracked, as the nascent birth of modern country music. Most of this set is made up of live material done for the Health and Happiness radio show in 1949 and after, and many of the cuts don't feature Williams at all, but feature instead Jerry Rivers wrapping his blazing fiddle around traditional fare like "Old Joe Clark" and "Sally Goodin," but there is still plenty of Williams here, and his singing is relaxed, poignant, and solid. He was just becoming a star and his lifestyle had yet to consume him. Also included here are four previously unreleased recordings from 1940, including a fun take on "Greenback Dollar," and a half-dozen tracks from a March of Dimes radio show broadcast in 1951, all of which makes this package both a treasure trove for Williams fans and collectors, as well as a valuable archival glimpse at the musical beginning of the greatest and brightest shooting star that country music has ever known. ~ Steve Leggett
Disc 1
0 DISC 1: THE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS SHOWS, PART 1:,DISC 2: THE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS SHOWS, PART 2:,DISC 3: RARE AND UNRELEASED:
1 Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Fan It [Hank's First
2 Wedding Bells,Mansion on the Hill, A,Alexander's Ragtime Band [Hank's First
3 Lovesick Blues,There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight,Freight Train Blues [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940]
4 Old Joe Clark,Tennessee Wagner,New San Antonio Rose [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940]
5 Where the Soul Never Dies,Prodigal Son, The,St. Louis Blues [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940]
6 Sally Goodin,Sally Goodin,Greenback Dollar [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940]
7 Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Lovesick Blues [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
8 You're Gonna Change,Pan American,Moanin' the Blues [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
9 There's a Bluebird on Your Windowsill,Lovesick Blues,There's a Bluebird on Your Windowsill [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
10 Fire on the Mountain,Arkansas Traveler,Hank Talks About Infantile Paralysis [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
11 Tramp on the Street,I Saw the Light,Help Me Understand [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
12 Sally Goodin,Sally Goodin,When God Dips His Love in My Heart [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
13 Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
14 I'm a Long Gone Daddy,Mind Your Own Business
15 I'm Telling You,Wedding Bells
16 Bill Cheatham,Cotton Eyed Joe
17 When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels,I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
18 Sally Goodin,Sally Goodin
19 Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
20 Lost Highway,I Can't Get You Off My Mind
21 I Want to Live and Love,I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
22 Bile Dem Cabbage Down,Fisherman's Hornpipe
23 I'll Have a New Life,Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
24 Fingers on Fire,Sally Goodin
25 Sally Goodin
Disc 2
0 DISC 1: THE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS SHOWS, PART 1:,DISC 2: THE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS SHOWS, PART 2:,DISC 3: RARE AND UNRELEASED:
1 Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Fan It [Hank's First
2 Wedding Bells,Mansion on the Hill, A,Alexander's Ragtime Band [Hank's First
3 Lovesick Blues,There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight,Freight Train Blues [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940]
4 Old Joe Clark,Tennessee Wagner,New San Antonio Rose [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940]
5 Where the Soul Never Dies,Prodigal Son, The,St. Louis Blues [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940]
6 Sally Goodin,Sally Goodin,Greenback Dollar [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940]
7 Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Lovesick Blues [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
8 You're Gonna Change,Pan American,Moanin' the Blues [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
9 There's a Bluebird on Your Windowsill,Lovesick Blues,There's a Bluebird on Your Windowsill [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
10 Fire on the Mountain,Arkansas Traveler,Hank Talks About Infantile Paralysis [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
11 Tramp on the Street,I Saw the Light,Help Me Understand [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
12 Sally Goodin,Sally Goodin,When God Dips His Love in My Heart [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
13 Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
14 I'm a Long Gone Daddy,Mind Your Own Business
15 I'm Telling You,Wedding Bells
16 Bill Cheatham,Cotton Eyed Joe
17 When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels,I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
18 Sally Goodin,Sally Goodin
19 Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
20 Lost Highway,I Can't Get You Off My Mind
21 I Want to Live and Love,I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
22 Bile Dem Cabbage Down,Fisherman's Hornpipe
23 I'll Have a New Life,Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
24 Fingers on Fire,Sally Goodin
25 Sally Goodin
Disc 3
0 DISC 1: THE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS SHOWS, PART 1:,DISC 2: THE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS SHOWS, PART 2:,DISC 3: RARE AND UNRELEASED:
1 Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Fan It [Hank's First
2 Wedding Bells,Mansion on the Hill, A,Alexander's Ragtime Band [Hank's First
3 Lovesick Blues,There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight,Freight Train Blues [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940]
4 Old Joe Clark,Tennessee Wagner,New San Antonio Rose [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940]
5 Where the Soul Never Dies,Prodigal Son, The,St. Louis Blues [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940]
6 Sally Goodin,Sally Goodin,Greenback Dollar [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940]
7 Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Lovesick Blues [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
8 You're Gonna Change,Pan American,Moanin' the Blues [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
9 There's a Bluebird on Your Windowsill,Lovesick Blues,There's a Bluebird on Your Windowsill [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
10 Fire on the Mountain,Arkansas Traveler,Hank Talks About Infantile Paralysis [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
11 Tramp on the Street,I Saw the Light,Help Me Understand [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
12 Sally Goodin,Sally Goodin,When God Dips His Love in My Heart [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15
13 Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
14 I'm a Long Gone Daddy,Mind Your Own Business
15 I'm Telling You,Wedding Bells
16 Bill Cheatham,Cotton Eyed Joe
17 When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels,I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
18 Sally Goodin,Sally Goodin
19 Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme),Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
20 Lost Highway,I Can't Get You Off My Mind
21 I Want to Live and Love,I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
22 Bile Dem Cabbage Down,Fisherman's Hornpipe
23 I'll Have a New Life,Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
24 Fingers on Fire,Sally Goodin
25 Sally Goodin
Product Attributes
Artist Williams,Hank
Label Time Life Music
Music Format Compact Disc

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