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40 Greatest Hits

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40 Greatest Hits

14 years ago at May 5 7:16
Hank Williams specialized in a certain kind of music: no bullshit. He set the template for the kind of hardened, sarcastic, deeply spiritual and secretly emotional iconography that was picked up by numerous performers: Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Beck and X are just a small fracture of the artists that owe him a huge debt. His music wasn’t just honky tonk country, it breathed with a... read more
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Description: With a legend like Hank, than man who largely dragged country music into the modern age, the question is how do you pick just 40 of his songs? There were the immediately obvious biggies like "Hey Good Lookin'," "Jambalaya," and "Move It On Over," but almost everything was a gem in one way or another. Whether this collection is the greatest hits or not will depend on the listener, but for anyone with even the slightest curiosity about country music, it's essential listening. Hank was a landmark of the genre, and to hear him is to understand how country could change from rural to urban. Essential list ... (more)
Manufacturer: Polygram Records
Release date: 25 October 1990
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 0042282123329 UPC: 042282123329
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100 Greatest American Albums of All Time (100 music items)

"Lonesome and blues were his favorite words Williams lived fast and worked fast, too, recording relentlessly from 1947 until his alcohol-related death in 1953. This compilation shows how craft transcended the demon booze. Of these 40 hits, more than a quarter topped the country charts. Standout tracks: “Lovesick Blues,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart”"

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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"With his drugs, his self-pity and his raw power, Hank Williams invented rock as well as modern country music. He died in the back of his car, predicted his own demise in several songs and made misery and self-doubt sound cool. Standout track: “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”"

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