Dear John

From the Album The Unreleased Recordings
May 26, 2009 | Format: MP3

$0.99
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30
2:23
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 27, 2008
  • Release Date: May 26, 2009
  • Label: Time-Life Music
  • Copyright: 2009 Direct Holdings Americas Inc
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  • Duration: 2:23 minutes
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  • ASIN: B002AEB9IG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,705 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jeddy 3 TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 5, 2011
"Dear John... I've sent your saddle home!" Wow, what a great little tune. Lighthearted, funny, and, dare I say it, kinda rockin'. The whole band is having a ball on this one. My only complaint is that the sound is unusually tinny, but I guess you have to take things as you find them in the vaults.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. Fisher TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 5, 2011
This song was originally released in 1951 as the B-side to one of Hank Williams' best-loved songs -- "Cold, Cold Heart". It is a humorous song about men who get "Dear John" letters. A light-hearted, uptempo song.

This particular recording of "Dear John" is from a huge collection released a couple of years ago, taken from the master tapes of the "Mother's Best Flour" show in Nashville in 1951.

Hank Williams and his band would record the hour-long show on occasions when they were not going to be in town to perform live in the studio. Those tapes miraculously survived -- the story goes that they were being thrown out when someone asked if he could take them home instead. A few decades and a few court decisions later, Hank Williams Jr. and his half-sister Jett Williams got the rights to release the tapes on CD.

Although not one of Hank Williams Sr's best, even his throw-aways were better than most people's carefully crafted tunes. Definitely worth a download!
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By David D. on May 24, 2011
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I hadn't heard this particular song though I've listened to many other of Hank's songs. This is on par with many of his other good songs. Bottom line, if you are a fan of Hank Williams you will probably like this song.
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One of the best songwriters of all time with a deeply felt sense of person, place, passion and pain of the ordinary individual. The original song poet. And Amazon gave me the song for free. Too cool.
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