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

October 2, 2012 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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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 (32 customer reviews)
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Hank Williams is one of my all time favorites.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Robert R. Roberts on 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 But for those of us who want to know about Hank's life and times, this is an enlightening historical document.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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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 By Historybuff on 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 By Barbara Scott on 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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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stephen P. Suelzle on 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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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. Why in the world are you writing reviews about this CD if this music is not your type? Ramblin' Lou Schriver, who has been a long time friend of mine and long time promoter of country music and dJ from the greater Buffalo area, told me about this Niagara Falls show, which is the first show featured on this CD and how Hank in fact, missed the first show due to his drunkenness and how Lou had to get his money back. Yes folks, you heard right. Lou told me this exact story when I asked him about this show featured on this CD when I talked with him on the telephone. Lou was 22 years of age when he promoted this concert. Lou is a dear, dear gentleman and I think everybody should give Lou and Time Life credit and should not slam this Niagara Falls show because this particular show is very good and the sound is superb, even though it did interrupt some parts in a few places. Lou was on the air when Hank died on January 1, 1953, and even recorded a tribute, Owed To Hank Williams. Lou has met a who's who of country music, even met a young Elvis Presley before anyone even knew who Elvis was. I applaud Time Life and Lou for putting out this once in a lifetime CD for Hank's fans to enjoy and let's all give Time Life, Hank Williams fans, and Lou respect for putting out this CD for us to enjoy. Yes, the Sunset Park show is very poor, but I am still not gonna slam this CD. I am 29 and am blind in both eyes, and love the classic country music with all my heart. I first got to know Lou at the age of 16 and what a man he is. He is a sincere, dear country gentleman. Very highly recommended!
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