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Artist: Hank Williams
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Format: CD
Sku: 223716369
UPC: 610583399127
UPC 14: 00610583399127
Release Date: 9/13/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
0. DISC 1: THE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS SHOWS, PART 1:
1. Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
2. Wedding Bells
3. Lovesick Blues
4. Old Joe Clark
5. Where the Soul Never Dies
6. Sally Goodin
7. Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
8. You're Gonna Change
9. There's a Bluebird on Your Windowsill
10. Fire on the Mountain
11. Tramp on the Street
12. Sally Goodin
13. Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
14. I'm a Long Gone Daddy
15. I'm Telling You
16. Bill Cheatham
17. When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels
18. Sally Goodin
19. Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
20. Lost Highway
21. I Want to Live and Love
22. Bile Dem Cabbage Down
23. I'll Have a New Life
24. Fingers on Fire
25. Sally Goodin
Disc 2
Song Title
0. DISC 2: THE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS SHOWS, PART 2:
1. Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
2. Mansion on the Hill, A
3. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
4. Tennessee Wagner
5. Prodigal Son, The
6. Sally Goodin
7. Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
8. Pan American
9. Lovesick Blues
10. Arkansas Traveler
11. I Saw the Light
12. Sally Goodin
13. Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
14. Mind Your Own Business
15. Wedding Bells
16. Cotton Eyed Joe
17. I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
18. Sally Goodin
19. Happy Rovin' Cowboy (Theme)
20. I Can't Get You Off My Mind
21. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
22. Fisherman's Hornpipe
23. Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
24. Sally Goodin
Disc 3
Song Title
0. DISC 3: RARE AND UNRELEASED:
1. Fan It [Hank's First ~ Ever Recordings from 1938]
2. Alexander's Ragtime Band [Hank's First ~ Ever Recordings from 1938]
3. Freight Train Blues [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940] ~ (previously unreleased)
4. New San Antonio Rose [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940] ~ (previously unreleased)
5. St. Louis Blues [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940] ~ (previously unreleased)
6. Greenback Dollar [Rare and Unreleased Recordings from 1940] ~ (previously unreleased)
7. Lovesick Blues [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15 ~ 31, 1951]
8. Moanin' the Blues [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15 ~ 31, 1951]
9. There's a Bluebird on Your Windowsill [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15 ~ 31, 1951]
10. Hank Talks About Infantile Paralysis [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15 ~ 31, 1951]
11. Help Me Understand [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15 ~ 31, 1951]
12. When God Dips His Love in My Heart [The March of Dimes Show for Broadcast January 15 ~ 31, 1951]
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.
Muze PNote Photographers: Colin Escott; Jett Williams; Benny Ellis; Marty Stuart.
Muze PNote 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

Producer: Colin Escott (Reissue)

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Associated Artists and Works

Butler, Larry
Clark, Roy
Iron Horse (Bluegrass)
Jones, George
Nelson, Willie
Original Cast
Original Cast Recording
Original Soundtrack
Pass, Joe
Pride, Charley
Snow, Hank
Williams, Don
Williams, Hank, Jr.

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/13/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 26414 D
Music Label Name Label : Time/Life Music
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 3
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00610583399127

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Williams,Hank
Product attributeLabel:   Time Life Music
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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