Hank Williams: The Lost Concerts: Limited Collector's Edition
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Hank Williams: The Lost Concerts: Limited Collector's Edition

October 2, 2012

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  Song Title
Comedy with Hank and the Drifting Cowboys (Niagara Falls, May 4, 1952)
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) [Niagara Falls, May 4, 1952]
Jerry Rivers And The Drifting Cowboys: Orange Blossom Special (Niagara Falls, May 4, 1952)
Why Don't You Love Me (Niagara Falls, May 4, 1952)
Are You Walkin' and A-Talkin' For The Lord (Niagara Falls, May 4, 1952)
The Funeral (Niagara Falls, May 4, 1952)
Hey, Good Lookin' (Niagara Falls, May 4, 1952)
Cold, Cold Heart (Niagara Falls, May 4, 1952)
Lovesick Blues (Niagara Falls, May 4, 1952)
Introductions (Sunset Park, July 13, 1952)
Hey, Good Lookin' (Incomplete) [Sunset Park, July 13, 1952]
Comedy With Hank And the Drifting Cowboys (Sunset Park, July 13, 1952)
Jerry Rivers And The Drifting Cowboys: Fire on the Mountain (Sunset Park, July 13, 1952)
Lonesome Whistle (Sunset Park, July 13, 1952)
Jambalaya (Sunset Park, July 13, 1952)
Long Gone Lonesome Blues (Sunset Park, July 13, 1952)
Half as Much (Sunset Park, July 13, 1952)
I Saw the Light (Sunset Park, July 13, 1952)
Lovesick Blues (Sunset Park, July 13, 1952)
Interview: Hank Interviewed By MacK Sanders, Kfbi, Wichita, Kansas, September 14, 1951

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 2, 2012
  • Release Date: October 2, 2012
  • Label: Time-Life Music
  • Copyright: 2012 Direct Holdings Americas Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:07:30
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  • ASIN: B009CW262C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,492 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A treasure, for those thus inclined October 10, 2012
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As a casual listening experience, this leaves a lot to be desired. The sound is often distorted, and there are places where the tape apparently broke and pieces went missing when it was spliced back together. But for those of us who want to know about Hank's life and times, this is an enlightening historical document.

First of all, these aren't concerts. They're shows. Hank goes out there, does thirty minutes, thanks us kindly, and ambles off to sign autographs. He does two or three shows a day.

We learn that Hank's touring band has been pared down from four men to just two: fiddler Jerry Rivers and steel guitarist Don Helms. Gone are Sammy Pruett and his "boop-bop" guitar, and bassist Howard Watts. Hank's rhythm guitar figures more prominently in the mix, and local bass players are pressed into service. (By Hank's own admission, some work out better than others.) Hank, Don and Jerry sing trio on the Gospel numbers.

Hank tells tall tales of riding out a flood on the roof of a hotel in Bald Knob, Arkansas, informs the audience how to pronounce "Jambalaya" and what its ingredients are, hawks songbooks, and explains that he and Luke the Drifter are one and the same person. He tells us that writing songs brings him more joy than anything else in life. He invites us to the Grand Ole Opry (from which he will soon be fired), and suggests that while we're in Nashville we visit his store, Hank Williams' Corral. It used to be Hank & Audrey's Corral, but they're divorced now. He never mentions her. Not once.

The disc ends with a noisy 1951 radio interview wherein Hank and an old friend from his Alabama honky-tonk days -- who is now a disc jockey in Wichita -- talk about old times and new records.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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This is a real treasure for Hank fans. This is a True Piece of American Music History. You can tell how Hank captivates his audiences. He was quite an entertainer & story teller, and these lost concerts prove it. You can really get to know Hank through these concerts. He tells some very entertaining & funny stories about the members of the Difting Cowboy Band. Hank was definitely the "Man in Control" in these lost concerts.

He talks alot and explains the songs. Like Jambalaya was "written for the French Speaking People in Louisiana", and more. Plus, he explains his busy tour schedule. This man was way over booked, no wonder it got to him. If you like Hank, this is one of his best. I loved every bit of this CD, & I really enjoyed "Luke The Drifter's" poem about "The Funeral", it was very, toughing. To me these lost concerts & interview are even better than the box set of the "lost recordings". I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. THANKS!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost In Time January 22, 2013
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There are many albums of studio recorded Hank Williams albums.I feel that this album is unique in that it shows what a great performer Hank Williams could be when he was not drinking. I found him to be quite a witty individual on these recordings. The poetry number, "The Funeral" was very moving.I'm in the listening area of Ramblin Lou Shriver's radio station, WXRL AM 1300 and always enjoy listening to him. It reminds me of a time when life was less complicated. I don't know if the tapes could have been remastered a bit better. Yes, there are some flaws, but overall it's a heartwarming CD and easy on the wallet. I'm glad I bought it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying January 2, 2013
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It was just as good as I thought it would be.
Was great hearing Hank's comments and songs that I hadn't heard before.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comments on service March 1, 2013
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Service very good the product is quality stuff.. I love to hear Hank Williams sing anytime. I am happy I bought this CD. Stan
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real February 28, 2013
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It's not the quality of today's recordings yet realistic to the time. Recommend it to relive the era. You can hear the audience appreciation for Hank and his for the audience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good February 18, 2013
By Dr. Tom
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I chose 4 stars because of the hissing sound but I understand why - it is 40= years old. Really enjoyed Hank's talking. It revealed alot about him. Highly recommend if you are Hank Williams fan and no to others.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rough recordings but well worth it. October 9, 2012
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I have loved Hank Williams ever since I was a boy. I thought I had heard all of his music and performances but here are two found concerts. There is no point in talking about the music itself. We know how much we love that. All i really wanted to say it that these are unprofessional recordings and the sound is crackly in places and sometimes shrill (imagine a detuned AM station). However, they are well worth it to any fan of Hank Williams or his music. Just to hear him talking and joking around in a normal manner is worth it. I am very glad I found these and got them. We could do with a dose of Hank these days. I'm also really appreciative of the fact that Time Life chose to release them intact instead of trying to pretty them up since that would just put us one more step away from the original.

This is for Hank Williams: The Lost Concerts: Limited Collector's Edition. The CD says "Limited Collector's Edition". But I don't know if that means it won't be available long or not.
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5.0 out of 5 stars lost concerts
Hank Williams is one of my all time favorites.
This album is just another addition to my collection.
I never get enough Hank.
Published 6 days ago by james j. meisner sr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Find
Always a pleasure to listen to the old Hank songs and concerts. They are rare and hard to find. Always looking for a new one. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars It is Hank, it is live, and as usual, it is great!
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Published 3 months ago by Billy Dean Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic music
It's always a treat to hear Hank Williams Sr. The way he worked an audience was great. Hw was an awesome entertainer.
Published 4 months ago by Larry Rolfe
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CD
Published 5 months ago by Charles Yerby
5.0 out of 5 stars Major items in Hank Williams recordings
This is is a major item in the available Hank Williams recordings. High technical quality, good selection, fair price on item, prompt delivery provided.
Published 6 months ago by Brian F. Head
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This is a must for any and all Hank Williams Sr. fans. The sound quality is not up to today standards but Hank was sixty years ago.
Published 7 months ago by Phill Sutton
5.0 out of 5 stars The real Hank.
The quality isn't overly good, after all it's a home recording from 1952. All the same, this is an excellent addition to any Hank fan's collection. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dennis in Idaho
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I bought this for my husband for his birthday and he LOVED it! This is great for anyone who Loves Hank!
Published 7 months ago by Jen
5.0 out of 5 stars I really for the life of me cannot understand all this fuss and...
Yes, the quality is rough in some places, but it is Hank at his best. Folks, if you don't like country music, you don't like Hank Williams. Read more
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