Listen with
Join Amazon Prime now
Get unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists, free with Amazon Prime. Play album in Library This album has been added with
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Buy New
$5.00
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Hank Williams, Jr.'s Grea... has been added to your Cart
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$9.99
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: 1dandy1
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Hank Williams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits, Vol.1
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Hank Williams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits, Vol.1


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Prime Members Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, October 5, 1993
"Please retry"
$5.00
$2.86 $1.74
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.
$5.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Hank Williams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits, Vol.1 + Ultimate Waylon Jennings
Price for both: $12.29

Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Includes FREE MP3 version of this album Here's how (restrictions apply)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Hank finally stepped out from his father's big shadow with the country smashes featured on this multi-million seller.

Amazon.com

This is Hank Jr. in his late-'70s/early-'80s version, that brief moment after he'd discovered a sound and persona that wasn't just inherited but before he devolved into a good-old-boy caricature. Not that Bocephus isn't engaging in some posturing here already--the preposterous "Texas Women," for example, could stand unaltered as a Saturday Night Live parody of redneck lechery. More often, though, the 10 hit singles on this disc combine a low-key brand of Southern rock boogie with plenty of twang to fashion a wholly distinctive take on country tradition. Williams's work here is always indelible, and though he likes to drop his daddy's name a bit too often, it's hard to argue with introspective numbers like "All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)" and "Family Tradition," which each offer a unique and timeless take on the honky-tonk blues. --David Cantwell

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Family Tradition 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound 3:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Women I've Never Had 2:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Old Habits 3:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Kaw-Liga 4:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Dixie On My Mind 2:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Texas Women 2:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The American Dream 2:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. A Country Boy Can Survive 4:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) 4:00$1.29  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 5, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: 1993
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Curb Records
  • ASIN: B000000D7C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,248 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 1998
Format: Audio CD
There is nothing quite like stretching out in the bed of your pickup truck, grabbing a bottle of Jack Daniels, and playing this Hank Willimas Jr. Album. It seems as though you only have to hear it once to know it by heart. When it comes to country music, Hank Willimas Jr. doesn't screw around, and this is his finest work.Jared McKinney, Cairo Missouri
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ken Fontenot VINE VOICE on February 18, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Even though trendy folks like Gretchen Wilson and Big And Rich are abusively gripping to his coattails, you have to remember that Hank, Jr. wasn't always the popular kid on the Nashville schoolbus. It took them years to recognize him as a true performer who stood on his own. Perhaps it was having to deal with the shadow of his father, or just that Nashville didn't want him to be a popular act, Bocephus never received his due until he was well into his career.

Hank, Jr. remedied the problem of being the outcast in Nashville by doing what so many artists can't do: be himself. Sure, he's loud, a little too honest, and just a flat-out hellraiser, but that's what folks like to hear. That's what has staying power.

This disc, which features Bocephus' biggest hits from the late 70's/early 80's, is loaded with enough attitude to shake up even the biggest poser in Nashville. Things open up with "Family Tradition," the song that is a legend unto itself in bars and honky-tonks across the USA. Next we have "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound," "Women I've Never Had," and seven more instantly recognizable hits. My personal favorites include "Texas Women"(maybe 'cause I married one), and "Dixie On My Mind."

The biggest song on this disc has to be "A Country Boy Can Survive." It's the song that has spawned countless arguments over what would happen if the world fell apart tomorrow. It has empowered the good, bad, and ugly of the rural world. It makes city boys quiver in their metrosexual underpants. In short, it is one of the most popular songs ever put out there. It's influence is still felt today in acts like Montgomery Gentry and even Kid Rock.

In closing, buy this disc if you want real rebel country.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Baughn on January 18, 2002
Format: Audio CD
If you were a male growing up in the rural south in the Eighties this album and these songs gave voice to you opinions perfectly.Bocephus does'nt give a da-- about what anyone thinks in these songs and for many that is just fine."A Country Boy can Survive" is simply the finest anthem of this time in existence .A typical Chicagoan will be baffled by this album however I do not think Hank meant it for them anyway.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 6, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is a great album! Hank just says it how it is. Anyone that is a country music fan at all needs this album. Hank rings through the hills here in West Virginia. He can sing Hank Sr.'s Kaw-Liga like noone else.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is a greatest hits package, but it's also the best country album of all time. Hank Jr. is a true legend, and new country artists could learn a thing or two from him. These songs put new country "hits" to shame!! Keep rockin', Bocephus!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ol' nuff n' den sum on August 28, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Hank Williams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits (1982) is the one album no fan of "Bocephus" should be without. This is the best music from Hank's glory days in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The album has been certified quintuple platinum, and one can only imagine how many times Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound has been played on juke boxes in the bars of America (I've contributed to that number a few times myself). Getting drunk is a major theme here, and Hank mentions Jim Beam, the Kentucky bourbon, in about half of the songs.

His dad, Hank Williams, Sr., is mentioned quite a bit here, too. Stepping out from beneath his dad's huge shadow had been something of an obsession for Hank, Jr. for most of his life. He was only three when his famous father died in the back seat of a Cadillac on the way to a New Year's Day show in 1953. After being taught to play guitar by Johnny Cash and piano by Jerry Lee Lewis, his mother (Audrey Williams) took him on the road to sing his dad's songs. After a near fatal fall from the side of a Montana mountain while climbing in 1975, and two years of recovery time, he and friend/mentor Waylon Jennings produced an album of Hank. Jr.'s songs called The New South. Done his own way, the album was a real turning point for Hank.

Hank Williams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits includes one of his dad's songs, Kaw-Liga, and Hank, Jr. gives it the full-on southern-rock treatment.

Waylon sings backing vocals on Texas Women, Hank's celebration of the Lone-Star beauties. A Country Boy Can Survive is a 4-wheelin'/huntin'and fishin'/outdoors partyin' anthem for country boys and girls everywhere.

Old Habits is a slow sad song about being left behind, and Dixie On My Mind is a southern-rocker about being stuck in The Big Apple and wanting to get back home.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 19, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I have met a few people in Alabama that know Hank and used to hang out with him. Back then, he didn't have a record deal and played in on an old farm for free, just to get people to listen. No fluff there. He would sit out on the porch and just play with the people that showed up. He got so popular, that they built a set of bleachers for people to sit on. That is the Hank that is the real deal. So, he is singing about stuff he knows. This CD puts together some of his best compilations.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Hank Williams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits, Vol.1
This item: Hank Williams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits, Vol.1
Price: $5.00
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?